Spring (Texas) Westfield High School had a trio of receivers in 2008, who have all been offered by Division I programs. That is another sign that the days of grind-it-out, run-oriented football in the Lone Star State is being phased out.
Inside receiver Adam Watson caught 41 passes for 772 yards in 2008 and was an all-district selection again. The 5-foot-10 Watson had offers from Portland State, Sam Houston, Lamar and the University of New Mexico. He committed to New Mexico Wednesday afternoon.
Teammate Barry Ford was sidelined for much of the season with a high ankle sprain, but still holds offers from schools like Western Michigan and Lamar.
"It was cold up on the visit to Western Michigan but I think I'm going to end up there," he said. "I liked the coaches and enjoyed seeing them play in the Texas Bowl in Houston against Rice. I should make it official in the next few days."
The Mustangs' leading receiver was 6-foot-3 Ja-Mes Logan, who caught 45 balls for 793 yards and 11 touchdowns. Logan has n arrowed his choices to Oklahoma State, Ole Miss and Missouri.
"Oklahoma State just offered today as their only receiver in this class," he said. "That is pretty cool. I'm going to take a visit there on January 16th before making any sort of decision."
Other news and notes… Cy Woods linebacker Hayden Dobbs has been offered by McNeese State. Air Force is still recruiting Cy Woods' Patrick West, while Lucas Devilliers is patiently waiting on something. Running back Chris Walker will be attending Tyler Community College. Jeremy Williams of Cypress Creek has been offered by Blinn Junior College and Nimitz athlete Zerick Rollins holds offers from Murray State and New Mexico while Wyoming is nearing. Nimitz receivers Kelvin Chatham will be placed at either Blinn or Navarro Community College while LaMarquis King is visiting Eastern New Mexico and Central Arkansas. The Woodlands has several prospects still being recruited including defensive back Logan Rowe, who is visiting Dartmouth and the Colorado School of Mines. Ryan Eastman is a 6-foot-3 quarterback, who will decide between Lamar, Abilene Christian, Hofstra and New Mexico State, while receiver Alex Tweedy is considering Wyoming, Hawaii and North Texas. Highlander defensive tackle Loren Baker has been offered by Army and could commit during his visit this weekend.