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Houston-area LB has first two offers

Missouri City (Texas) Elkins always seems to produce top talent and the school saw offensive lineman Mike Matthews, defensive back Corey Thompson and wide receiver Chance Allen sign last month with Texas A&M, LSU and Oregon, respectively. The Knights' class of 2013 seems stacked as well, though.
Leading the way is linebacker Keree Renchie. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound junior has been hearing from a number of schools and recently picked up his first two offers.
"I've been offered by Texas Tec h and Arkansas," Renchie said. "Arkansas offered about two weeks ago. Coach K (Chris Klenakis) told me they were offering me. It was around the same time that Texas Tech offered. My coach told me they offered me and my teammate, J'Mon Moore."
Renchie had been in contact with both programs prior to receiving the offers.
"Arkansas, it didn't come as too big a surprise," he said of the Razorback offer. "They have been on me since Day One. They send me the most things. They've informed a lot about their program. Texas Tech, they've come to my school before."
A Big Ten program could be next in line to offer Renchie.
"Michigan State has been sending me a lot of stuff," he said. "They're paying me a lot of attention. I thought I was coming close to (an offer from) Texas A&M but they switched coach. Coach (Nick) Toth was on me real hard but I haven't heard from the new coaches."
Renchie is planning to visit one of the schools that has offered in the very near future.
"My next upcoming junior day is the March 3rd weekend," he said. "I'm going up to Arkansas to visit there. That's the only trip I have planned right now."
As for very early favorites, Renchie admits he has been a longtime fan of a couple programs.
"Oklahoma State, I like them," he said. "I love the defense and I'm cool with one of their linebackers, Shaun Lewis. I grew up with him. I also would love to hear from Alabama."