The University of Houston is jumping out their early on some local prospects including Cy Creek running back D.J. Harper.
Harper rushed for 1,057 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior and doubled some as a defensive back.
"Houston offered D.J. as a defensive back," D.J.'s father, Damon said. "He went to their camp this weekend and they think he could be one of the best defensive backs in Texas. He's gotten bigger, stronger and faster through working in the off-season."
With exemplary grades, Harper is also luring handwritten letters from the likes of Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, Missouri and Stanford.
"Those schools are wanting to offer if we attend their junior day or during an unofficial visit," he said. "Most of those schools are coming through in May to see him on campus."
Harper was his team's leading receiver with over 300 yards as well and had three interceptions over his sophomore and junior seasons. He is the nephew of San Diego Charger Steve Foley.
"I'd prefer to play running back but if schools like me at defensive back I'm fine with that too," Harper said. "I just want to play. I can catch out of the backfield very well, and can make people miss when I have the ball in my hands."