While Galveston Ball's season ended in extreme disappointment, the campus was buzzing with college coaches Monday who were visiting three of the state's top prospects.
TCU and Texas Tech coaches were most visible at the Tors field house, vying for the services of Rajon Henley, Dwayne Bazile and Avery Curry.
Ball was bounced from the playoffs on a residency violation. It would have been their first appearance in three seasons.
"We can't even talk about it," Bazile said.
"I would have rather gotten beat badly in the first round that not to been able to have played," Curry said.
As disappointing as it was for the Tors, these three prospects appear to have bright futures.
Henley is the headliner. The 6-3, 260-pound defensive end will be moved inside in college and has received offers from the likes of Oklahoma, TCU, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Iowa State, Utah, SMU, Ole Miss and Nebraska, to name a few. He officially visited Utah and Texas Tech and will visit Oklahoma State this weekend.
"I'm pretty open right now and I have some home visits this week also," Henley said. "TCU, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State and I think Missouri are coming by the house this week. I'm looking forward to it. The visits have been great and I can't wait to get up to Stillwater."
Henley missed four games due to an elbow injury but is fully recovered, which laid much of the defensive responsibility on his best friend since the first grade - Bazile.
Bazile (6-foot-3, 233 pounds) has also been offered by TCU, Texas Tech, Missouri, Utah, UTEP, Iowa and Iowa State. He visited Utah and TCU with Henley and both will visit TCU in two weeks.
"Schools will probably move to me to outside linebacker," Bazile said. "I'm being visited by Texas Tech, TCU, Utah and Missouri this week at the house. My folks are just taking it in also. My dad went through this and he is letting me make my own decision."
Curry (5-10, 225-pounds) was also affected by Henley's injury. The former running back moved to linebacker to shore up the Tor defense. Curry has been offered by UTEP and Toledo but is receiving interest from Texas Tech and TCU.
"I like the schools that have offered me," Curry said. "I'm going to take some visits and make a decision just after Christmas. We would all like to play together but if it doesn't work out, at least we are all playing somewhere."