College recruiters are anxiously awaiting Fort Bend (Texas) Marshall High School's spring practice to see a trio of Division I Buffalos.
Defensive back Toney Hurd Jr., has been on the recruiting radar for two seasons and holds offers from the likes of Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Oregon, Oregon State, Tennessee, Baylor, Auburn, Arizona and Cal . While Hurd is a known commodity, scouts want to see 6-foot-7, 317-pound offensive lineman Robert Bradford, who missed much of last season with a broken wrist.
"The crazy thing is that Robert could get even bigger in the next 12 months," coach Darryl Phipps said. "He's a huge kid, with good feet that is very aggressive. I expect him to have an outstanding year and have several offers by the spring. He's just going to maul people."
Baylor and Texas A&M have been tracking Bradford after the injury and could be the first to offer the Marshall Buffalo.
Another Fort Bend Marshall prospect received his first offer last week. Outside linebacker Lowell Williams (6-2, 210-pounds) has been offered by Rice University and the like of Texas A&M, Colorado, Boise State and Kansas are also closing on Williams.
"Honestly, we have to take him out of practice when we are working on our offense," Phipps said. "He's chiseled in stone, he has great grades and he has a motor that won't quite. He's always liked Boise State growing up. I guess it's the blue field.