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Bolton, Payne up to five offers

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Klein Forest High School in Houston has been producing national talent the past several years. This year is no different.
Offensive lineman Zach Bolton hit the recruiting map after an impressive showing at the area's National Underclassman Combine, where he showed off his speed and agility. College coaches are taking notice and his offer list is up to five. Rice, SMU, Kansas, Missouri and Iowa State have all offered the all-district selection entering spring practice.
"Zach is looking great right now and he will get a lot of attention the next few months," coach Kenny Hammock said. "He has the grades already and will be a great guard in college."
Golden Eagle defensive back Damion Payne is also racking up the offers after picking off a half dozen passes last year from the safety position. With a brother (Kendrick) already playing for the Cal Bears, schools are betting on Payne's pedigree as well as his playing ability.
Vanderbilt, Kansas, Missouri, Northwestern and Iowa State have officially offered and there will be more to come.
"Neither guy really has any favorites yet," Hammock said. "Damion will graduate in December, so his decision won't take too long."
Linebacker Cameron Nwosu made his choice known weeks ago when he verbally committing to Rice University. Another Klein Forest prospect gaining attention is move-in safety Adrian Bennett.
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