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Houston teammates adding offers

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After appearing at the NIKE Training Camp in College Station, Texas, Harold Turnage turned some heads.
Chavez High School, never thought of as a football power, has one of the state's top tight ends in the 6-foot-5, 265-pound Turnage.
"I have been told by several coaches that he was the No. 1 prospect at that event," Chavez coach Mike Jackson said. "The next day we had nine college coaches at our practice."
Coaches ranging from Oklahoma State to Miami are flying in to see Turnage in his Spring game this Thursday.
"I know that (OSU) Coach (Mike) Gundy is flying down and the offensive coordinator at Miami is coming," Jackson said. "He's been offered by Oklahoma State officially, but every coach outside of Texas, Arizona and Alabama have said they are going to be offering him."
Turnage has been affected by the early attention, and got a case of nerves during one practice.
"I'd say it's exciting and a little shocking to see some of the coaches on the sideline," Turnage said. "It's cool but you can get a little nervous."
Benefitting from Turnage's presence is wide out Justin Bell. Bell has been offered by Central Florida and Utah State.
"Justin has had a great Spring and has really taken advantage of Harold's popularity," Jackson said. "He's talented and has really shown out in practice."
Chavez's third prospect, who was thought to be it's best, is Erik Martin - a 6-foot-5, 180-pound receiver.
Martin splits time in basketball and needs time in the weight room to develop over the summer.
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