2021 Cedar Hill Soccer Crew Ramps Up Spring Follow
(CEDAR HILL, TEXAS) Identical to bluebonnets and barbecues, spring soccer follow for 6A and 5A faculties is a Texas custom towards the latter a part of the college 12 months.
“We’re going to attempt to create depth at each place, to attempt to enhance our information base and our toughness,” Cedar Hill head soccer coach Carlos Lynn mentioned. “Going into the 2021 season, we’ll work on establishing our operating recreation and defending opponents’ operating recreation.”
The Longhorns, coming off a 12-2 season through which they had been the UIL Class 6A Division II State Runner-Up, will start spring follow on Monday. Spring follow will conclude with the Spring Sport at Longhorn Stadium at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Might 19.
Cedar Hill, like all 6A and 5A faculties throughout the state, missed spring follow final spring as a result of COVID-19 Pandemic.
In a pre-COVID world, almost each NCAA Division I Soccer Energy Convention program would go to Cedar Hill’s Spring Practices and/or Spring Sport.
That received’t occur this 12 months, as a result of NCAA’s lifeless interval, which runs by June 1.
“That may impression recruiting in some form or type as a result of they received’t be there to look at,” mentioned Lynn, who’s getting into his fifth season as Cedar Hill’s head coach.
19 Varsity Gamers Return
The Longhorns return 19 varsity gamers, together with 4 starters on offense and three on protection.
Lynn is optimistic about final season’s Junior Varsity gamers, who went 6-3 and received the 6A-11 District Championship final season.
“These guys did a reasonably good job – we’ve a very good basis with them,” Lynn mentioned.
Lynn mentioned the workers is assured in junior quarterback Cedric Harden Jr., who has scholarship gives from Georgia Tech, Illinois State and Kansas, regardless that he’s but to begin a varsity recreation.
Harden scored seven touchdowns – together with a go to All-American Quarterback Kaidon Salter in final season’s 27-17 state semifinal victory over Denton Guyer.
“He’s going to cleared the path and produce the management and expertise he gained final season,” Lynn mentioned. “He was in a position to see how issues had been ran and the way issues had been accomplished final season.”
Jalon Peoples Is On Recruiters Radar
Cedar Hill senior cornerback Jalon Peoples has obtained probably the most recruiting curiosity of any Class of 2022 Longhorn, with gives from Baylor, Tennessee, Mississippi, Indiana, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and others.
Cedar Hill senior defensive lineman Syncere Massey has eight Division I gives, together with USC, Arizona State and Central Florida.
“Harden, Peoples and Massey might be our huge three,” Lynn mentioned.
Lynn mentioned this system will rent new assistant coaches throughout the offseason. Ray Gates has been promoted to defensive coordinator, succeeding DeMarcus Harris, who accepted the pinnacle coach place at Mesquite.
Working backs coach Zach Kelley will succeed DJ Mann as recruiting coordinator. Mann accepted the pinnacle coach place at Lubbock Coronado, his alma mater. The Longhorns will rent a brand new quarterbacks coach.
Cedar Hill will start follow this summer season on Monday, August 9 and open the 2021 season vs. Rockwall on Friday, August 27 at Longhorn Stadium