The Spring (Texas) Westfield football team is undergoing intense preparation for their first season coming up Sept. 1 against Cypress Falls but with a roster that includes Oklahoma State commit DeMarcus Connor and LSU safety commit Danny McCray, there are plenty of reasons to favor them this year.
Those two players make up a talent-filled roster that also includes dual-threat quarterback Pierre Beasley, a 6-foot-2, 193-pound talent that can put a scoring drive together through the air or on the ground. All-purpose back Terrance Sweeney and outside linebacker Joshua Ellison also make up a talented squad.
"We're a lot like last year's team from the standpoint that we've got some holdovers coming back," coach Corby Meekins said about the Mustangs. "There is probably the same amount of starters returning, but we're going to be young in some spots."
One thing that Meekins was hoping for was big performances from offensive guard Albert Turley, but the 6-foot-6, 260-pound play has elected to just play basketball this fall.
However, Meekins expects the 6-foot, 205-pound, three-year starter McCray to take the leadership role that he has been working on ever since starting his first year.
"Danny definitely needs to be the leader of the defense," Meekins said. "He's the only three year starter of the team. He did a good job with the recruiting process and I tried to give him a little direction here and there. We'll find out about him and Connor as we progress here."
On the recruiting front of his non-committed players such as Beasley, Sweeney and Ellison, Meekins said that he was expecting more at this time. However, offers should start coming in once the games do.
"We're really excited about Beasley and I think he'll have those offers shortly from someone," Meekins said. "I thought he might have some now along with the rest of them, but I guess everybody is waiting to see how they play this season."