Needville's Stredick commits to Princeton

Needville running back Ashton Stredick runs for daylight in a game at St. Thomas earlier this season. The Blue Jay running back verbally committed to play at Princeton.

Needville senior running back Ashton Stredick has announced that he has verbally committed to play football at Princeton next year, pending he qualifies for admission to the university.

Since Princeton is an Ivy League school, Stredick will have to go through the admissions process to be accepted by the university. Ivy League schools do not offer football-only scholarships.

Stredick, the 2018 Herald All-Area MVP, got an offer from Princeton in mid-July, coming after he received offers from Southern Miss, Army, Air Force and Incarnate Word.

In three games this season, Stredick has rushed for 399 yards and five touchdowns in 49 carries, good for 8.1 yards per carry. On Friday, he ran for 95 yards and a touchdown in a loss to Corpus Christi Calallen.

Tucker commits to NMJC

Lamar Consolidated senior shortstop/pitcher Stanley Tucker announced his commitment to playing baseball at New Mexico Junior College for the 2021 season.

Tucker was an District 24-5A all-district first team pitcher and a Fort Bend Herald All-Area baseball first team selection.

Tucker batted .462 with 14 RBIs and 19 runs scored during his junior season with the Mustangs.

Funds being raised for injured Austin player

The Austin High School booster club has created a GoFundMe page for a junior varsity football player who was hospitalized after a game on Wednesday.

Jordyn Hawkins suffered a spinal cord injury that required emergency surgery. He is recovering at Memorial Hermann Hospital at the Medical Center in Houston and is getting some feeling back in his arms and chest.

To donate funds to help Jordyn and his parents to deal with the hospital costs in his road to recovery, go to

Other notes

Former Lamar Consolidated standout Randal Grichuk hit his career-high 26th home run of the season for Toronto in Friday’s game against the New York Yankees… George Ranch senior forward Gabrielle Banks took a visit to Louisiana-Lafayette and its women’s basketball program… Lamar Consolidated junior Shenita Tucker took a visit to Austin and the Texas softball program.

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