Houston targets getting offers

Offers have started trickling in for Houston Chavez's trio of Harold Turnage, Justin Bell, and Erik Martin.
However, the biggest unknown has the most offers to date. Receiver Justin Bell (6-1, 180-pounds) flashed his skills all Spring and teams noticed. Utah State, Texas State Central Florida and the University of Houston have all offered sure-handed wide-out.
Turnage (6-5, 265-pounds) is the headliner, but has only received official offers from Oklahoma State, Wisconsin, UTEP and TCU. The receiving tight end had trouble hanging onto the ball this Spring and may be projected more as an offensive lineman.
The 6-foot-6, rangy Martin finally got going during the Spring after many college recruiters had pass through the Houston school. Martin has been offered by Texas State and needs to focus more on football than basketball.
"Overall we had a good Spring," first-year Chavez coach Mike Jackson said. "We are getting our program in place and I like where we are. Our three big guys are going to have to be leaders on this team and I think they will step up."
In other interesting Chavez news, junior-to-be Jarvis Smith has transferred from Milby to Chavez. The 6-3, 235-pound defensive end was a first-team selection as a freshman and sophomore and reunites with Jackson at Chavez, where he is zoned to attend.
Smith will have to play junior varsity football as a junior due to the transfer, but is a legitimate national recruit for 2008.