By By Ian Boyd
Back in the fall of 2011, there was a showdown in Austin, Texas between two young signal-callers that few would have guessed would eventually be prominent figures in the 2016 college football season. On one side you had Lake Travis, led by junior QB Baker Mayfield who were on their way to a perfect season and 5th consecutive state championship.
On the other side you had an even younger program up in the same northwest corner of the Austin area by Lake Travis, the Vandegrift Vipers, who were led by senior QB Dakota Prukop. There wasn’t too much about this game to capture interest from fans beyond those two schools and the only players on the field receiving major recruiting interest were Lake Travis TE Griffin Gilbert (Garrett Gilbert’s younger brother who went to TCU), Lake Travis RB Varshaun Nixon (also went to TCU), and Lake Travis RB/WR Colin Lagasse (went to SMU) who was actually expected to QB the team before Mayfield took the job.
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