Houston Cy-Creek High School had a resurgence in 2008, running the table in one of Houston's toughest districts.
The 2009 season should be an encore campaign as several of the most productive Cougars are back in the fold. Back in the pack are several Division I athletes, who have committed this offseason.
Most recently, offensive tackle Archie Muniz committed to Utah after being courted by several national programs.
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"I really like their academics and successful football program," he said. "That's what sold me on the school. It's always been a dream of mine to play football on a national scale and playing outside of Texas. There are several players from Houston in the program so that was good also."
The 6-foot-5 athletic big-body unofficially made a trip to Utah this summer and it made a strong impression.
Lineman Cameron Fleming committed to TCU during the spring, but that has not stopped schools from recruiting the 6-foot-6 talent.
"I've been looking around a little bit," he said. "I'm laying off recruiting for a while and coming back to it when it really gets down to crunch time. We'll see what happens. I'm liking Baylor and Stanford outside of TCU."
Defensive lineman Will Hampton's stock has risen tremendously over the summer, earning a dozen offers from around the country. He will be taking official visits during the fall and one school seems to be peaking his interest.
"I think if he gets offered by Notre Dame, he'll end up there," assistant coach Sean McDonnell said. "He's a tremendous student and his size is so imposing. He's a talented kid."
Also receiving interest and his first offers is athlete Brent Mitcham, who has pulled offers from Northwestern, New Mexico and Portland State.
The 5-foot-9 blazer is an inside receiver in college but is a dangerous high school running back.