The Woodlands (Texas) High School enjoyed a resurgence in 2008 and it looks like the future is bright for the Highlanders for years to come.
Quarterback Andy McCloud burst onto the scene with proper mechanics, an accurate arm and quick feet, and earned an offer from the University of Texas-El Paso. With McCloud headed to El Paso, others are emerging during this recruiting period.
Defensive back Logan Rowe has been offered by Army and Air Force, and is receiving looks from other Division I schools. Receiver Alex Tweedy, who spent much of the season with20a leg injury, holds offers from Hawaii and North Texas. He will be heading on an official visit to Hawaii in January and may be taking in Fresno State as well. Athlete Ryan Eastman has been offered by Lamar University and wants to try his hand at quarterback at the next level.
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Defensive tackle Loren Baker has been offered by Army and safety Chase Maires has been offered by Air Force. Maires is getting looks from the likes of Stephen F. Austin and North Dakota State after an impressive highlight video which surfaced at the Houston Touchdown Club awards dinner.
While the 2009 class is close be being sewn up, the future is in good hands with the likes of several special athletes.
The Highlanders are headlined by offensive lineman Chad Lindsay, who holds offers from the likes of LSU, Alabama, Oklahoma, Auburn and Georgia among others. The University of Texas assistant coach Major Applewhite has been checking out Lindsay as well as receiver Randy Knust and 2011 prospect Daniel Lasco.
"Chad is a major Division I lineman who has a nasty streak that coaches look for," coach Mark Schmid said. "Randy is a 6-foot-3 receiver who can run. He can get behind any defender on the deep route. Everyone will be looking at Daniel because of his skill set. He's going to be either a running back or a receiver."
Other prospects include linebacker Perry Cooper, offensive lineman Adam Sibal and safety Robert Bouthilet.