One thing that can be counted on every recruiting cycle is that colleges are always on the lookout for big, athletic prospects along the offensive line. With the spread offense being implemented almost everywhere, an even bigger premium has been placed on the tackle position.
Missouri City (Texas) Fort Bend Marshall regularly produces quite a few FBS recruits but, in the class of 2013, head coach James Williams has found himself with one of those athletic tackles colleges covet in Maurice Porter.
"The kid is 6-6, 285 and can move so he is going to get a bunch of offers," Williams said on Friday afternoon.
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In fact, Porter picked up his first scholarship offer less than 24 hours ago and Williams expects more to follow.
"Maurice is a really special kid," Williams said. "I've just started sending his tape out and I've been getting a ton of response from colleges. He actually was offered by Baylor yesterday. That was his first one."
In this day and age of early recruiting, there is a reason that Porter had stayed relatively hidden up to this point. He only recently moved to Texas from Gary, Ind.
"He's been here not even a year yet," Williams said. "It will be a year in April, I think. People just didn't really know about him.
"I'm sending his video out every day to different colleges and I'm getting calls pretty much right after asking about him. SMU has invited up for a junior day and I'm sure a bunch more are coming soon."
Porter was a first-team all-district selection for Marshall this past season.