Houston (Texas) Madison head coach Ray Seals has seen his fair share of talent coaching Texas Longhorn National Championship winning quarterback Vince Young among numerous other stars that have walked the halls of the tradition-rich Texas program.
So when he says that he has Division I players, people tend to listen.
Seals says that his senior-to-be running back Corey Taylor is a 6-foot, 185-pound back that has the strength and speed to make people miss in any number of ways.
"He's the complete back," Seals said. "He can run over you, around you, or through you. His strength is his biggest asset, but I think he balances it out with a lot of other skills. He's getting quite a bit of attention from schools all over. There are a lot of school sending him mail."
"He's got all-state potential, he really does."
Defensive back Loyce Means may not be the biggest corner on the field, but he'll get his shot to show his stuff at that spot this season.
"Well, he played free safety for us last year," Seals said about Means. "Now, this upcoming year, he's going to be a corner for us. No offers for him yet either, but like Corey, he's getting a lot of mail."
Coach Seals says he won't divulge much information about the recruiting process yet until he gets a chance to sit down with his players and talk them through what will happen over the next couple of months.
"Right now I can't say where they're going to go for camps or junior days because I'm just not sure," Seals said about his players. "They think they know about the recruiting process, but they've got a lot to learn. We always sit down to talk with them about it and we'll do that with these guys.
Seals says that this year's class will definitely be one with lots of youth but plenty of talent. Players like Taylor will definitely have a chance to lead during their senior campaigns.
"A lot of our older guys will be mixed with seniors," Seals said. "Corey didn't start his sophomore year, but played a lot then. Last year was the first year he really got started. That will help him get going this year."