Even with one prospect already committed from Euless (Texas) Trinity High School, coach Steve Lineweaver has several more both in the class of 2008 and 2009 to keep an eye on.
Defensive tackle/fullback prospect Mao Leota, a 6-foot-1, 270-pounder, has already picked up his first scholarship offer from Utah. Offensive lineman Robert Griffin, who stands at 6-foot-7 and well over 300 pounds, is also receiving significant interest from several schools.
"Robert is so long at 6-7, 345, but he's also so athletic," Lineweaver said about Griffin. "He's played select basketball in the summer, so he has that as far as coordination goes. It also speaks well for his mobility."
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Notre Dame, Texas, and Oklahoma are just a few schools that have been by to check out Griffin. Leota, the two-way prospect, has his first offer.
"Mao is a defensive lineman slash fullback," Lineweaver said. "He's an old-school pounding, blocking full back but has soft hands to catch it on play action passes or in the flat. He also has a real burst on defense closing on the ball carrier in getting off blocks."
Lineweaver says that with the early offer from Utah, Leota also has a high interest in Hawaii.
Other prospects from the 2008 group gaining interest include kicker Pery Negreiros, defensive end Anthony Thomas, defensive back Wayne Heimuli, and offensive center Nate Adams.
In the 2009 class, there are several more talented prospects on the radar. One of those included running back Dontrayevous Robinson.
"He's really had a good spring and college coaches that have been down all wanted to know who he was," Lineweaver said about Robinson. "Right now, he's 6-1, about 200 and was on the sprint relay team that went to regionals. He has really good hands."