Klein Forest coach Ken Hammick has been fielding calls from interested college coaches about has three Division I prospects in 2007.
"We should have a good group of coaches through here in the spring," Hammick said. "They know we have three kids that should be Division I with grades. We've had them here before and this should be another good class."
Headlining the trio is receiver Johnathan Wilson (6-3, 185), who had 30 catches last year in an offense loaded with senior receivers.
"Last year, he would have been someone else's go-to receiver with like 50 catches," Hammick said. "He's so smooth and is a Michael Irvin-type guy. He's physical and when the ball goes up, he comes down with it. He's so smooth on the fade route."
Wilson, a two-year starter for the Golden Eagle basketball team, ranks high on Texas A&M's receiver board as well as Oklahoma State's. He will be improving on his 4.6 speed this summer while playing seven-on-seven.
"I know Texas A&M and OSU really like him," Hammick said. "He's also got a brother who is 6-10 who goes here. He's a little younger, but Bobby Knight and Billy Gillespie were through here on him."
Two years ago, Jeovani Ortega was the district's Sophomore of the Year. The 6-1, 200-pound weakside linebacker has track speed to run from sideline to sideline and tremendous grades.
"He's a package," Hammick said. "He runs to the ball well and has room to grow. He could be 6-3 before he's through growing. He's getting a lot of mail and would be a great fit for someone like TCU."
Versatile defensive tackle Brian Stacey (6-2, 260-pounds) has played everywhere on the defensive line. The two-time, all-district selection has started since his sophomore season and runs a 4.9, 40-yard dash.
"He can play anywhere on the line," Hammick said. "He's been our anchor for several years on defense."
Late-blooming Steven Brown could give the Eagles four major prospect in 2007. The 6-4, 250-pounds offensive lineman/deep snapper has grown three inches in a year and could go more.
"He's a sleeper, but he improved so much in 18 months," Hammick said. "Steven might be in that category by next year."