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Televised games mean big exposure as it relates to college recruiting. In Houston, two games were televised last Thursday featuring several interesting prospects.
Cy-Ridge dismantled Cy-Falls on ESPNU as Hasan Lipscomb and Russell Shepard put away the Golden Eagles early. While they are off to Minnesota and LSU after this year, another prospect received some much-needed exposure.
Offensive lineman Keenan Flax, who is a North Texas-verbal commit, showed his stuff and one school was out to offer on Friday.
"Houston came out today and offered," coach Gary Thiebaud said. "He's a good player and might be a guy to stay close to home. He lives with his grandparents and they would love to see him play."
The 6-foot-4 lineman isn't the only Ram getting attention. Linebacker Princeton Jackson also made a powerful impression. The 6-foot-1 'backer is also hearing from Houston.
"He's a good baseball player and people might be scared off by that, but he wants to play college football," Thiebaud said.
On Houston's 55, Second Baptist and Northland Christian went at it. All-everything Connor Wood of Second Baptist threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more to steal the show. Wood showed why he will be the city's top prospect in the 2010 class with his footwork and arm strength.
"He's the best I've ever coached and I've got two in the NFL," coach Mike Sneed said. "He's the total package. He's athletic, he's coachable and he's so smart on the field."
Northland Christian had a pair of prospects in Kyle Serres and quarterback Shane Knight, who showed that he could make all the throws and move while getting pressured. The Cougars' kicker Kyle Serres has a good frame to not only play kicker. He moves well enough to be a safety or could grow into tight end.
"Those two guys have a chance," coach Jeff Sanford said. "Shane doesn't make mistakes and understands the offense and Kyle is just a versatile athlete. They both have a chance."
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