While private schools in Texas differ from other states in that they do not produce nearly as much Division I talent as their public counterparts, Houston St. Pius X has always been an exception to the rule. The Panthers usually have their fair share of prospects.
The next in line at the school is quarterback Kohl Stewart. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound prospect had a big sophomore season this year and has firmly planted himself on the radars of several colleges. In fact, an in-state school recently offered the class of 2013 passer.
"I have an offer from SMU," Stewart said. "They came by the school and said they liked me but the offer came as a little bit of a surprise. It was about a week later when they said they were offering me."
In addition, another in-state program is heavily involved with Stewart and could offer soon. In fact, it could come as early as this weekend.
"I'm going up to Texas A&M for a camp this weekend," he said. "I've been talking to coach (Mike) Sherman and coach (Troy) Walters on a weekly basis.
"We sent my film up there and they looked at it and liked it. I talked to them and then visited on their sophomore day. It was good. It went really well. All their facilities are awesome. Everything they have to offer is just something hard to turn down."
Stewart's interest is not just limited to in-state schools though.
"Ole Miss, OU, LSU, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas and Texas Tech are all showing me a lot of interest too," he said. "I'm going to camps this summer at Ole Miss, LSU, A&M, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State."
Stewart says he remains open at this very early juncture but he does have strong ties to a particular program.
"I'd say all those schools are standing out to me," he said. "Both my parents graduated from A&M though. I guess I'm a legacy there. I've grown up going to games at Kyle Field my whole life."
As a sophomore this past season Stewart threw for 3,130 yards with 30 touchdowns and only nine interceptions while completing close to 60 percent of his passes.