A few years ago, college coaches from across the country descended on the small town of Hempstead, Texas to check out five-star receiver Terrence Toliver, who eventually signed with LSU. Now, the school about an hour from Houston has another receiver prospect that is starting to gain attention of his own.
Trent Momon measures in at 6-foot-5, 190 pounds and has been a standout on the Bobcat varsity squad since his freshman season. Now it is time for him to go through the recruiting process and several schools have already taken notice.
"I'm hearing a lot from Houston and (Texas) A&M," Momon said. "OU has been sending me stuff too. There are a lot of others also."
According to Hempstead head coach Ricky Sargent, one local school has already offered his star player while another appears close to joining suit.
"From everything I know, A&M is going to offer him," Sargent. "Houston already has. They just recently did."
Momon has been to junior days at both schools in the past few weeks.
"I went to junior days at UH and A&M," he said. "UH offered me and A&M said they're going to. I went to the UH junior day last week and talked to the head coach and he told me they were offering me. The A&M junior day was a few weeks ago. I talked to the receivers coach.
"I really liked both of the places. I got to look around and everything and see where they work out and all that. It's all really nice. The coaches were real cool at both schools too."
Sargent does not think that the two in-state schools will be the only ones to offer.
"He's going to see a lot of offers come his way," he said. "He's an incredible athlete and plays both ways for us. A lot of schools have been looking at him lately and they all really like him."
Momon plays both offense and defense for Hempstead but schools seem to all agree on his best position at the next level.
"Everybody is looking at me as a receiver," he said. "I also play safety but colleges like me as a receiver. I like playing offense and I'm comfortable there so that's fine with me."
Momon, who says he has no favorites at this time, was a first-team all-district selection at both wide receiver and safety this past season. He caught 37 passes for 622 yards and seven touchdowns on offense while adding 93 tackles and four interceptions on defense.