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OMG!!! Amazing what has been going on with El Paso, Texas High School Football

Former Andress Eagle Rashad Still is kickingass in the BIG 10 with the Minnesota Gophers but I just noticed on EP Gridiron's on the map page that some former El Paso TX HS football players are in the PAC 12. Coronado Tbird Eddy Lopez and Del Valle Steven Montez are with the Colorado Buffaloes. Then former Andress Eagle Tristan Cooper is with the Arizona Wildcats. That's 3 former El Paso TX HS football players in the PAC 12 and with El Dorado's Tyquez Hampton committing to Washington State that will make it 4 El Paso, TX HS football players in the PAC 12. That's amazing!!! Those 4 will be playing against each other on nationally televised games soon hopefully. That's is huge!!!

Dammn if Rashad Still keeps kickingass and taking names on the football field in the BIG 10 and if Eddy Lopez, Steven Montez, Tristan Cooper, and Tyquez Hampton kickass in the PAC 12 those Conferences are going to keep looking at El Paso, TX HS football.

OMG!!! Amazing what has been going on with El Paso, Texas High School Football.
http://nextlevel.epgridiron.com/


A video and picture of Minnesota Gopher Rashad Still from my former high school Andress

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Myself and others were talking about that just this past weekend at a BBQ. It's amazing whats been taking place recently but also whats been taking place the last 10 some years. It's all good.

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I'm also in awe of what has been going on. Happy to see it.

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It's nice soon we will be into 10 or more people going d1

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Yes it's super fantastic that our local athletes are being recruited by collegiate teams in the Power 5 Conferences and choosing to go play for those top televised teams but give credit where it is due. What I'm getting at is to also give props to our local athletes that have been recruited by FBS division 1 collegiate teams from other conferences and division 2 teams as well as other collegiate levels.

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ProudElPasoan
Yes it's super fantastic that our local athletes are being recruited by collegiate teams in the Power 5 Conferences and choosing to go play for those top televised teams but give credit where it is due. What I'm getting at is to also give props to our local athletes that have been recruited by FBS division 1 collegiate teams from other conferences and division 2 teams as well as other collegiate levels.


I agree with this person. No matter the level congrats should go out to all local student athletes that have been recruited, are being recruited, and will be recruited. Kudos to all.

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Does anybody know how the franklins qb who committed to Nevada is doing?

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Supporter
Does anybody know how the franklins qb who committed to Nevada is doing?


Franklin QB??? Nevada??? Come on man you should be asking about Del Valle's Steven Montez. I'm only kidding but seriously Steven is already seeing alot of practice time and the media in Colorado is all over him.

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Very humble kid! Overall...Great interview and nice shot-out to El Paso! I can't wait for the season to start!

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That kid has always been a good boy and very humble. I'm super excited he's doing well at Colorado. Can't wait to see him make some serious noise next year.

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It should be obvious to all that in the last 10 to 12 years El Paso, TX high school football has come a long way division 1 recruiting wise, high school playoff competition wise, and in many other ways but El Paso, TX high school football still needs a long way to go. With the size of El Paso this city needs at least 10 local athletes signing with division 1 colleges every year and for it happening on a consistent basis meaning year after year. El Paso also needs teams not just one team but a couple of El Paso teams advancing to at least the 4th round of the Texas state playoffs and doing this on a consistet basis. Don't get me wrong I'm not taking any accomplishments away from any school, any coach or any player just posting my opinion and would like to see El Paso, TX be a consistent deep in the state playoffs every year and see alot more locals signing and going division 1. You know what's ironic about all this is that I remember years ago, in the 1980's and 1990's, my dad and my older brothers would talk to me about El Paso, TX needing to break down the wall and get through that wall. The wall of Odessa, Midland and Lubbock during the playoffs as those teams would consistently eliminate El Paso teams from the playoffs back in the day in the 19th century. Today I nor anyone else talks about that wall anymore as it has been brought down and now El Pasoans and players are thinking, wanting and saying State with absolute confidence. El Paso, TX teams are no longer intimidated by the Permians, Midlands, and Lubbocks. Times have changed and I just want to see El Paso, TX high school football improve alot more in my lifetime. Go El Paso, TX!

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Hey guys UTEP may not be in a Power 5 Conference but Aaron Jones is a Power Athlete. Aaron deserves more hype from El Pasoans. Those athletes you all are mentioning have not really proving anything at the collegiate level as Aaron or even his brother Alvin have. Except maybe Rashad Still at Minnesota who was im pressie as a true freshman. Anyways don't knock on Utep. Proof is in the pudding.

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Hoping the Jones bros have a successful season.

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A message from El Paso native, former El Dorado Aztec and Texas Longhorn M.J. McFarland

"First NFL off season complete. Now the real work begins with training camp around the corner. I don't post this pic to show that I am a member of this great organization. I post this pic to show all that anything is possible if you believe and put the work in. All this is God's doing! I just follow his lead. If you have a vision, protect it and believe in it! It's there for a reason. A month ago, I was at home. My phone didn't ring. I can also be back home any day. The thing is though, no circumstance can ever stop me from fullfilling my purpose. There comes a certain point in life where you realize everything you do is bigger than you. Life is not a sprint, I have learned that the hard way. So praise God through it all! Each step of the way and even the setbacks because understand he is in control. He has a plan for all of us. All we need to do is put the work in and TRUST Him with our lives! Thank you God for this platform! Thank you @PhiladelphiaEagles for believing in me!"

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Congrats M.J. Continue to do good things. Your message is well received.

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I agree. Whatever level of play, if any college/university gives a athlete money to play ball and get educated, it needs to be recognized. There are more athletes that do not get offers vs the few that do.

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Awesome to have Top 5 Power Conferences looking and coming into El Paso, Texas and offering our locals.

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Happy to see what has been ocurring with El Paso, Texas HS Football these last 10 some years. Brings a smile to my face everytime I see artificial turf on our local high schools, when local athletes are offered by division 1 colleges, when division 2 and other tier colleges offer our locals, when our local teams are beating Odessa, Midland and Lubbock teams, when parents like my brother and his wife get involved in their sons football recruitment by investing in him by taking him to camps with hopes of him getting noticed, when local school districts and the local tv media are also getting involved and taking notice and planning to step up their game with what is happening, and with so many people like myself coming on this board and chatting about El Paso, Texas HS Football. Makes me proud to be an El Pasoan to see all the good that is occurring. I'm El Paso Proud

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Supporter
Does anybody know how the franklins qb who committed to Nevada is doing?

He is doing his Mormon missionary work first before he goes to Nevada

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Yes amazing stuff taking place!!!

EPISD approves $2.1 million for upgrades at Jefferson high school.

http://www.elpasotimes.com/videos/sports/high-school/2016/06/21/86214616/

EPISD partners with Under Armour

http://www.kvia.com/news/episd-partners-with-under-armour/39119024

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To add to all the amazing things many of you have already mentioned is the Greater El Paso football showcase the all star game and especially the combine. This event in my opinion should also be given some recognition.

http://www.gepfs.com

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The local media like KVIA, KDBC, KTSM and even the El Paso Times are doing a better job on high school football here in the Sun City. So those medias should also be tossed some credit.

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Credit some coaches and booster clubs.

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Good stuff everybody and let us not forget the folks at each District SISD, EPISD, YISD and CISD for finally seeing what has been going on these last 12 years with El Paso HS football and finally doing some good.

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You all are talking about the blaze within your posts but not talking about the spark. Open your mind and see.

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I posted this on another thread within this forum titled 'Favorite QBs' with me replying to some person going by the username Spitfire. He is posting hate on current El Paso, TX HS QB's with him basically saying El Paso, TX has no QB talent to go Division 1 and that it's impossible. Hopefully my post shut him up thanks to EP Gridiron's 'On the Map' page on their website. I decided to post my reply to Spitfire here so current and future El Paso, TX HS QB's may see this and not pay any attention to persons out there like Spitfire.

CLASS OF 2016
EASTWOOD TROOPERS QB
http://www.utepathletics.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/mark_torrez_1017448.html

CLASS OF 2016
AMERICAS TRAILBLAZERS QB
http://www.utepathletics.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/eric_foster_1017424.html

CLASS OF 2015
FRANKLIN COUGARS QB
http://www.nevadawolfpack.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/baylor_romney_948914.html

CLASS OF 2015
DEL VALLE CONQUISTADORES QB
http://www.cubuffs.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5370

CLASS OF 2015
AMERICAS TRAILBLAZERS QB
http://www.golobos.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=478

CLASS OF 2014
CHAPIN HUSKIES QB
http://www.goarmywestpoint.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5222

CLASS OF 2013
BURGES MUSTANGS QB
http://www.utepathletics.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/alvin_jones_856461.html

CLASS OF 2013
ANDRESS EAGLES QB
http://www.utepathletics.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/ryan_metz_888377.html

CLASS OF 2013
AMERICAS TRAILBLAZERS QB
http://www.texastech.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=2

CLASS OF 2011
CORONADO THUNDERBIRDS QB
http://www.utepathletics.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/cole_freytag_796116.html

CLASS OF 2011
AMERICAS TRAILBLAZERS QB
http://www.umterps.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=29700&ATCLID=208126868

CLASS OF 2008
CHAPIN HUSKIES QB
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brendan_Crawford

CLASS OF 2007
MONTWOOD RAMS QB
http://www.scout.com/college/new-mexico/story/539638-the-gunslinger-gabriel-flores

CLASS OF 2006
BURGES MUSTANGS QB
http://fordhamsports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3642

CLASS OF 2006
FRANKLIN COUGARS QB
http://www.texastech.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=970

CLASS OF 2005
FRANKLIN COUGARS QB
http://www.nmstatesports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=2021


Source: http://nextlevel.epgridiron.com

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Good job GURU on listing those quarterbacks. Well done! Quarterbacks in El Paso need to see that quarterback list for added inspiration. GURU and some El Paso quarterbacks on that list broke records, received awards and honors, at the collegiate level as quarterbacks. Like John Skelton who walked-on to Fordham University as he did not have any offers from any Division 1 Programs not even from UTEP and Scott Grantham who was at New Mexico State but then transferred to Tarleton State.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Skelton_(American_football)

http://youtu.be/4nmkw3quyok

http://www.tarletonsports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4743

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That's amazing. I'll bet anyone a million bucks that alot of quarterbacks in El Paso do not or did not know that about those former El Paso Texas high school football quarterbacks John Skelton and Scott Grantham. I didn't LOL. Thank you for posting. It's great and valuable to know all that.

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Scout
Good job GURU on listing those quarterbacks. Well done! Quarterbacks in El Paso need to see that quarterback list for added inspiration. GURU and some El Paso quarterbacks on that list broke records, received awards and honors, at the collegiate level as quarterbacks. Like John Skelton who walked-on to Fordham University as he did not have any offers from any Division 1 Programs not even from UTEP and Scott Grantham who was at New Mexico State but then transferred to Tarleton State.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Skelton_(American_football)

http://youtu.be/4nmkw3quyok

http://www.tarletonsports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4743


Awesome! I loved how in those videos former El Paso, Texas high school QB John Skelton was compared to Peyton Manning and Scott Grantham was compared to Randall Cunningham. Thanks for posting!!!

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GURU
I posted this on another thread within this forum titled 'Favorite QBs' with me replying to some person going by the username Spitfire. He is posting hate on current El Paso, TX HS QB's with him basically saying El Paso, TX has no QB talent to go Division 1 and that it's impossible. Hopefully my post shut him up thanks to EP Gridiron's 'On the Map' page on their website. I decided to post my reply to Spitfire here so current and future El Paso, TX HS QB's may see this and not pay any attention to persons out there like Spitfire.

CLASS OF 2016
EASTWOOD TROOPERS QB
http://www.utepathletics.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/mark_torrez_1017448.html

CLASS OF 2016
AMERICAS TRAILBLAZERS QB
http://www.utepathletics.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/eric_foster_1017424.html

CLASS OF 2015
FRANKLIN COUGARS QB
http://www.nevadawolfpack.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/baylor_romney_948914.html

CLASS OF 2015
DEL VALLE CONQUISTADORES QB
http://www.cubuffs.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5370

CLASS OF 2015
AMERICAS TRAILBLAZERS QB
http://www.golobos.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=478

CLASS OF 2014
CHAPIN HUSKIES QB
http://www.goarmywestpoint.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5222

CLASS OF 2013
BURGES MUSTANGS QB
http://www.utepathletics.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/alvin_jones_856461.html

CLASS OF 2013
ANDRESS EAGLES QB
http://www.utepathletics.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/ryan_metz_888377.html

CLASS OF 2013
AMERICAS TRAILBLAZERS QB
http://www.texastech.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=2

CLASS OF 2011
CORONADO THUNDERBIRDS QB
http://www.utepathletics.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/cole_freytag_796116.html

CLASS OF 2011
AMERICAS TRAILBLAZERS QB
http://www.umterps.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=29700&ATCLID=208126868

CLASS OF 2008
CHAPIN HUSKIES QB
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brendan_Crawford

CLASS OF 2007
MONTWOOD RAMS QB
http://www.scout.com/college/new-mexico/story/539638-the-gunslinger-gabriel-flores

CLASS OF 2006
BURGES MUSTANGS QB
http://fordhamsports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3642

CLASS OF 2006
FRANKLIN COUGARS QB
http://www.texastech.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=970

CLASS OF 2005
FRANKLIN COUGARS QB
http://www.nmstatesports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=2021


Source: http://nextlevel.epgridiron.com


Definitely there is talent in El Paso

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