Tyler (Texas) John Tyler has seen a resurgence over the past couple years and claimed its place again among the best programs in the state. The Lions' high-octane offense was led by Rivals250 wide receiver and Oklahoma State commit Fred Ross a year ago but he is far from the only threat on the roster.
Fellow wide receiver Justice Liggins also put up decent numbers this past season and the 6-foot-1, 192-pound junior recently picked up his first scholarship offer.
"I got my first offer from Wyoming," Liggins said on Monday evening. "It was last week after spring practice. They had never sent me a letter or anything but he saw me practice and said he liked the way I played and just offered me."
A couple of in-state programs could also be on the verge of offering Liggins as well.
"I just got off the phone with North Texas not too long ago," he said. "They told they were going to offer me but they haven't done it just yet. They keep saying they are but they haven't done it. UTSA also told me to call them tonight."
Liggins' numbers this past season were not as gaudy as his teammate's but he had a chance this spring to show he can be a playmaker.
"I think I've always been underestimated," he said. "Fred Ross is a big-time player and he was our go-to guy this year so I've never really had a chance to prove myself. He went down for a little bit this spring - he's back now - but when he went down I had a chance to step up and prove what I could do."
Though his recruitment has just started Liggins admits that an in-state program sits atop his list of favorites.
"I'm really hoping SMU offers," he said. "When I went down there, there was a lot of love shown. They really showed me love and I really like the offense they run.
"I've been there twice. I was there for a junior day and then my recruiter Bert Hill told me to come down there for the spring game."