Class of 2018 a Year Later What are Houston's top prospects doing a year later?

The college recruitment process is a fascinating moment in high school athletes’ lives due to the massive attention upon the decision they must make. Deciding on an university to spend the next years of their lives is a huge investment for athletes and universities which is why the process is carefully thought out.

The freshman season is the experimental season for athletes, because everything is a new experience for athletes both academically and athletically. The high school class of 2018 has several profound athletes from the Houston area get the opportunity to play at the collegiate level in 2018-2019 season.

What are the former Houston area high school star athletes currently doing with a year of experience to reflect upon?

Quentin Grimes

On the top of the NCAAB transfer list from the 2018 class was former College Park star basketball player and top recruit out of Houston, Quentin Grimes. After spending the 2018-2019 season with the Kansas Jayhawks, Grimes choose to transfer to the University of Houston back in his hometown, Houston, Texas.

Jamal Bieniemy

Jamal Bieniemy is a graduate from Obra D. Tompkins High School and currently a point guard at University of Oklahoma. Bieniemy had strong first season at University of Oklahoma starting seventeen games and finishing fourth among freshmen in the major conferences in assist to turnover ratio. Bieniemy will be heading into the 2019-2020 season projected to be the starting point guard.

Kendric Davis

Former Sam Houston High School star guard, Kendric Davis, finished his freshman season with Texas Christian University (TCU) playing in all 37 games and had his season-high of 22 points against No. 17 Iowa State. Davis decided to transfer to Southern Methodist University and will have to sit out the 2019-2020 due to the NCAA transfer policy.

Jaedon LeDee

Jaedon LeDee is an alumnus of Kinkaid High School and forward at Ohio State. LeDee did not get the opportunity to get much playing time with the Ohio State only averaging six minutes. LeDee will be transferring to TCU, but will not be able to play until the 2020-2021 season.

Miller Kopp

Miller Kopp is graduate from Houston Christian and forward at Northwestern University. Kopp started in 19 of the 32 games and shot 41 percent from the field goal and 32 percent from the 3 point point line. Kopp is expected to be starter for Northwestern in the 2019-2020 season.

Charli Collier

Former Barbers Hills High School star center, Charli Collier, completed her freshman season at University of Texas playing in 32 out of 35 games and averaged six points with four rebounds and led the Longhorns in blocks. Collier is projected to be a starter for the Longhorns with center, Sedona Prince, transferring from University of Texas.

Cate Reese

Cate Reese is a Cy Woods High School graduate and the starting forward at University of Arizona forward. She was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week three times, Arizona Athletics Female Freshman of the Year, and Pac-12 All-Freshman.

Jaylen Waddle

Jaylen Waddle is an alumnus of Episcopal High School and receiver at University of Alabama. Waddle was named freshman All-American by The Athletic, SEC Freshman of the Year honoree, and SEC All-Freshman Team.

Jalen Green

Former Houston Heights High School star defensive back, Jalen Green, completed his freshman season at University of Texas playing in 11 of the 14 games. Green was mostly on special teams through the 2018 season. Green is expected to have a significant impact on the Longhorn defense in the 2019 season.

Brennan Eagles

Brennan Eagles is graduate from Alief Taylor High School and wide receiver at University of Texas. Eagles played in 11 of the 14 games on the Texas special teams in the 2018 season, Eagles is projected to be a part of the Texas wide receiver rotation in the 2019 season.

Leon O’Neal Jr.

Leon O’Neal Jr. is a former star defensive back from Cypress Springs High School and a defensive back at Texas A&M. O’Neal Jr. played in all twelve games primarily on the special teams. O’Neal is expected to be huge contributor on the Aggie defense in the 2019 season.

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