Cypress (Texas) Cy-Fair was one of the top storylines in the Houston area this past fall. The Bobcats rebounded from a 0-10 season a year ago to win their 10-team district this year. Even more is expected next year as strong nucleus returns.
The anchor of the Cy-Fair offensive line is tackle Jeromy Irwin. The 6-foot-5, 289-pound junior was projected to play some defensive line coming into the year but proved too valuable to the offense to risk on the other side of the ball. Colleges have begun to take notice and the big lineman has his first two offers.
"Colorado offered me in March," Irwin said. "Louisville offered me last week. I really hadn't heard from either of them until they offered me. They had gotten my game film and liked it a lot and decided to offer me.
"I call Colorado once a week now ever since they offered. I've talked to the head coaches at both Colorado and Louisville. My recruiter for Colorado is coach (Kanavis) McGhee and with Louisville it's coach (Vance) Bedford, the line coach there. I've only talked to him once. I'm supposed to call him again tonight."
Several other schools could join in soon as Cy-Fair is set to being spring ball at the end of this month.
"A bunch of coaches have said they're coming down in the spring," he said. "Actually, coach (Steve) Marshall from Colorado is coming down next week and then McGee is coming down as well. (Texas) Tech's coming down. Oklahoma State called my coach as well."
Irwin has not taken any campus visits this spring and it does not appear as if any trips will come in the near future either.
"I told everybody that I really can't afford unofficial visits right now," he said, "especially to those places. They're sort of far away to just be an easy trip. I'm definitely going to take an official to Colorado."
Though it is early in the recruiting process, Irwin says he has a clear leader at the moment.
"Colorado's on top right now," he said. "I like the way they're recruiting me. All the other coaches from the other schools haven't really kept in contact with me like they have. It's really pretty and has nice weather there too."
The Buffaloes have another advantage in that they've also offered his twin brother, tight end Sean Irwin.
"I don't think I'm going anywhere without my brother," Jeromy Irwin said. "Colorado offered him but Louisville didn't. Louisville doesn't run a tight end. I'm not going to go somewhere where they don't run a tight end in their offense."