There is another top offensive center prospect emerging in the state of Texas. Most people are well aware of Oklahoma commit Ben Habern, but another name to know is McKinney (Texas) Bishop Lynch center prospect Evan Epstein.
Epstein has been getting significant early recruiting interest from schools such as Colorado State, Rice, Stanford, and Northwestern. The bloodline is there considering Epstein's grandfather, Frank Epstein, played at Notre Dame. The first offer may also be on the way for the 6-foot-4, 285-pounder.
"Well, the coaches from Rice are really interested in me," Epstein said. "I don't think it's a solid offer yet, but they said they're going to come out and watch me in the spring."
Epstein says that Colorado State has also been sending a large amount of mail. Notre Dame, where his grandfather played, has sent a few things as well.
"Notre Dame, it's been a special love of mine having a grandfather that played there, so that's a first pick by far," Epstein said. "But, I was born in California and I'm from there, so a lot of those west coast schools have a special place in my heart as well.
"Coach Rob Ianello is supposed to be coming down in the spring."
Epstein was an all-district and all-area selection as a junior after recording more than 100 pancake blocks. He says that he feels he's strictly a center prospect.
"I'm one of the bigger centers in Texas from what I've researched," Epstein said. "I get all my blocks and I finish. I go 100 percent, every single play. My highlight film is no different than my game film."