With the city of Houston's two top prospects Sam McGuffie and J.B. Shugarts shelved by injuries, it has paved the way for some sleepers to grab the Friday night headlines.
McGuffie suffered a high ankle sprain in his first game against Stratford and should return to the field in three weeks. His replacement Wesley Cobb has filled in nicely with 349 yards in two games and is receiving some interest.
"Wesley is a great kid with a great motor," Cy Fair coach Ed Pustejovsky said. "He has played some fullback and spelled Sam for us last year, but we've always felt good about what he can do. He can catch the ball and he finished fourth in district in the 100-meters last track season."
The 5-10, 195-pound running back camped at Baylor and the University of Houston this summer.
North Shore athlete Jeremiah McGinty has lit up the scoreboard in early season wins against Aldine and Eisenhower.
The 6-foot, 185-pound quarterback has thrown for 317 yards on 21 of 32 passes. He has thrown for three touchdowns and has four rushing touchdowns.
"He's been pretty much perfect," North Shore coach David Aymond said. "He's showed some poise and precision. He won the first game by erasing a 17-point, fourth-quarter deficit in the rain and lightning.
"He's a talented kid that could play quarterback or receiver at the next level," he said.
Cypress Falls running back Shane Turner has shown his speed and toughness, rushing for 293 yards on 29 carries for three touchdowns. He was unstoppable during last week's game against Westfield, scoring three touchdowns, rushing for 181 yards and catching four balls for 67 yards.
"He's going to be a running back in college," Cy Falls David Raffield said. "He's going to put on some weight in college. He's just so fast and talented."
Turner was most recently offered by Fresno State and also has offers Arizona, New Mexico State and Utah.