Status:
Signed
HIGH SCHOOL
LB

David Gbenda

Linebacker
6′0″ / 215 lbs
Katy, TX
Cinco Ranch
Class of 2019
Rating: 86
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National Avg
Rating: 90.5
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School Preferences

School
Interest
Offer
Recruited by
Texas
Signed
Texas A&M
None
Houston
None
Iowa State
None
Louisiana Tech
None
McNeese State
None
TCU
None
Tulane
None
ULM
None
UTSA
None
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Staff Predictions

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Confidence
Prediction
Name & Date
David Sandhop
on Dec 10, 2018
Jason Howell
on Jul 23, 2018

Videos

(1 Total)
Junior season

Updates

1 yr ago by Jason Howell
Around Texas: A Round-up of Recruiting News in the Lone-star State
We're just over two months away from the beginning of the early signing period and recruits are narrowing down their decision processes. Jason Howell provides an update on the current state of top recruitments in Texas.
1 yr ago by Ryan Brauninger
A pair of late night recruiting notes
-I'll start at linebacker. With 4 guys already committed (Harris, White, Lee, Orebo), the Aggies could be done. However, I continue to hear there's real interest in Atlanta (GA) prospect Nick Jackson. Folks in the business of evaluating southeast defensive players have compared Jackson to Tyrel Dodson on more than one occasion. If you look at Jackson's numbers from The Opening this summer, he actually ran better than Nakobe Dean in the 40 and did it hovering around 6-2, 220 pounds. I've had some folks ask me about Katy Cinco Ranch LB David Gbenda lately, as well. The A&M coaches heavily evaluated Gbenda during the spring, and he visited College Station a couple of times. Staff members also went down to Katy more than once to see him practice live. Since then though, we've heard very little in terms of communication between the two parties. The Aggies have been targeting (and mostly landing) their top guys. Gbenda is a great kid...very smart and respectful. I think he's an OLB/Rover at the next level, and I think you'll see him make a decision soon to a Big 12 school. -Lastly, here's what I've been told about Lake Travis WR Garrett Wilson who remains firmly committed to Ohio State. When Wilson was offered by the previous staff, the initial response we received out of Austin was that the Aggies would be a legitimate contender. However, a run of miscommunication and letdown from that regime left a sour taste in Wilson's mouth, and A&M was subsequently left out of his top schools. With Jimbo Fisher's staff scrambling to close on the 2018 group, it meant that, even though Wilson was coveted by this staff, it was difficult to mend the issue. Wilson then commits to Ohio State, and the Aggies begin to put together the WR group they have now. A poster (I believe it was TAMUHighlights) started a thread recently in the wake of the Urban Meyer drama about Wilson's recent Twitter follows being A&M staff members. I posted on it because earlier that day I had an Austin area source message me saying he had heard Wilson would give the Aggies a look if Meyer was let go. Now, that's all I've heard on the issue. Urban Meyer still technically has a job, and Texas A&M has a strong class of WR's and not much room left to maneuver in terms of available spots in this class. That's where things are...basically there's not much to it. If the situation changes, we'll be sure to dig around some more.
1 yr ago by Jason Howell
Around Texas: A round-up of recruiting news in the Lone Star State
It's the middle of the summer and the middle of the dead period, but recruits are still active throughout the state of Texas. Jason Howell runs down all the latest commitments, under-the-radar prospects and more.
1 yr ago by Billy Liucci
Liucci 44: Ranking the state's top high school prospects
Texas is a bastion of football talent, and the country's elite college programs are scouring the state for playmakers. With the summer camp circuit complete, Billy Liucci unveils his new rankings for state's best high school prospects.
1 yr ago by Jason Howell
Around Texas: A round-up of recruiting news in the Lone Star State
With summer now in full swing, the recruiting trail continues to heat up as recruits are trimming their lists, taking visits and making decisions about their futures. Jason Howell runs down all the latest commitments, under-the-radar prospects and more.
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Photos

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Career Stats

Season Pass Breakups Sacks TFL T
2017
JR
2 2.0 8 56

Honors

40-yard dash

4.74

Shuttle

4.36

Vertical

32.0

Power Ball

30.0

SPARQ

82.53
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TexAgs National Average Rating

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Considered one of the best 30-40 prospects in the state and a top 250 national prospect. Displays the physical skills to be a major early contributor at the collegiate level with high professional potential.

80-89: Quality prospect (Three-star)

Considered one of the best 100 prospects in the state and a top 500 national prospect. Displays the physical skills to develop into a contributor over the course of his college career. Has the ability to become a professional prospect over time with development.

70-79: Solid prospect (Two-star)

Considered one of the top 250 prospects in the state. Has the physical skills to be a potential contributor at a D-1 program over the course of his collegiate career with significant development. Professional potential is low.
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