- Damon Sayles, RecruitingNation
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Pound for pound, Navasota (Texas) had one of the most impressive, stingiest defenses in Texas high school football this season. Navasota’s 39-3 win against Gilmer (Texas) in the Texas Class 3A Division II state championship proved to be the most dominant defensive effort of the entire weekend.
Leading the charge for Navasota was 2014 defensive tackle Jordan Wells, who was named the game’s defensive MVP after accounting for 10 tackles, two pass breakups, a forced fumble and three quarterback hurries. A 6-foot, 230-pound tackle, Wells was one of seven Navasota players who could have been named the game’s defensive MVP.
“Just to know we worked hard for this, it feels good,” Wells said. “I worked hard every day and push myself to be the best. With me, I feel I’m a good player. I just wanted to show that.”
Wells altered plays throughout the game and made things difficult for Gilmer’s offense. He’s hoping his play in the postseason was enough to garner additional interest from FBS colleges.
Wells said he’s received some correspondence from LSU and SMU, and he’s looking for more with a productive offseason.
“I think my recruiting’s going to up a little bit after this,” Wells said. “At least, I hope so.”
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