Aldine (Texas) Eisenhower's signature recruits Paul Freeney and Andrew Johnson have been joined by athlete Arthur Stubblefield as players that are getting heavy attention from Big 12 schools.
Stubblefield (5-10, 175-pounds), the teams' quarterback, is getting heavy attention from Oklahoma State and is projected to play cornerback on the next level. Freeney has verbally committed to Texas A&M while Johnson will attend Texas Tech next season.
The Eagles have had a lackluster season after a coaching change and drastic change in offensive philosophies. In the new offense, running back Chris Daniels has benefited greatly, rushing for nearly 1,000 yards. He also received an offer from Southern University and will be playing for the Jags in 2005.
Other Eagles receiving attention are offensive lineman Alex Luna, who has offers from Southern and University of Louisiana-Lafayette, and Jack Crumes – a 6-3, 280-pound offensive lineman.
"North Texas likes Jack and is hoping he's a sleeper," Eisenhower coach Larry Haynes said. "They are hoping that he doesn't get any attention and he slips to them. He's our best true offensive lineman. It's his first season to play football and is the starting post for our basketball team."
While Eisenhower had to win their last game to make the playoffs, they have three Division I junior athletes to brighten up next season.
Mister Alexander, a 6-4, 190-pound) safety, will be one of the most coveted recruits in Houston next year.
"He plays like Jack Tatum," Haynes said. "He is a tremendous athlete that I might have to move to quarterback next season. He's just to good not to give the ball to."
Also in the secondary are LaMarcus Hunter (6-0, 180-pounds) and Otis Johnson (5-10, 165-pounds) who use tremendous track speed to patrol the secondary.
"They are both tremendous prospects, but Hunter is special," he said. "He is great hitter and can cover. He's a member of our sprint mile relay team, which is ranked No. 5 in the nation."
Johnson is also a member of that decorated relay team. Defensive tackle Kevin Lockett (6-4, 265-pounds) will also be a top prospect for the Eagles.