The City of Houston has the making of one of it's better classes in years in 2008. While the city will produce over 100 Division I football prospects in the class of 2007, it's the current junior class that is blowing college recruiters away.
From Klein's J.B. Shugarts and Stratford's Andrew Luck, to Cy Fair's Sam McGuffie to Jack P. Yates' Damian Square, the nation's fourth largest city has some of the nation's top recruits.
Throw two more in the mix. Aldine's junior duo of quarterback Darron Thomas and lineman Daniel Campbell should make for an explosive offense next season, and another playoff appearance.
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Campbell (6-5, 320-pounds) ranks behind Shugarts as the city's top road-grader. Campbell has offers from Florida, Texas Tech, BYU, Kansas, Oklahoma State and Baylor to date, and some of the other big boys are coming.
"Daniel is a mountain and the national schools are in love with him," Aldine coach Bob Jones said. "Coach Urban Meyer was in here a few weeks ago and likes him a lot. Texas and Oklahoma were here the same day and neither coach wanted to be the first to leave. He's getting stronger and has great feet and speed for a guy his size."
Thomas (6-3, 190-pounds), is a dual-threat quarterback, who exploded on the scene as a junior. He backed up Oklahoma State's Terrance Anderson two seasons ago, and led his team to a playoff appearance last year with a strong arm and blazing speed.
"He a student of the game and never makes a mistake twice," Jones said. "He can take over a game at quarterback. I feel he can play it on the college level."
Northwestern is first to offer and others are nearing.
"I like Texas A&M a lot," Thomas said. "I like their offense. I think I could play quarterback or receiver. As far as personal goals next year, I'm trying to run for 1,000 yards and throw for 1,500 yards."