While Houston Yates has several 2007 prospects, it's a junior-to-be who is impressing scouts visiting the talent-rich school.
Defensive end Damian Square (6-foot-3, 245-pounds) blew up at the NIKE combine held at the University of Houston, and was verbally offered by Utah when their coaches stopped by campus.
"He's a beast and is still growing," Yates defensive coordinator Jeff Ceasar said. "He's so well put together and strong. He's got a great first step and is a likable kid. He'll be able to go anywhere he wants in two years."
Square had a brother who attended Yates and parlayed a football scholarship to Miami in the 1990s.
He won't be the only highly coveted Lion in 2008. Defensive line-mate Kenneth Frankson (6-3, 235-pounds) and offensive lineman Leroy Chevavlier (6-5, 280-pounds) will be major Division I prospects.
"We are loaded with Division I kids for the next several years,"Ceasar said. "It just perpetuates itself. Kids see the success we are having and they want to start coming here."
As for the 2007 class, Eli Lemon is currently out of the program. Stacy Williams is receiving interest from major Division I schools including LSU and Iowa. Patrick Dorsey has an offer from Houston, while Marcel Owens, Colin Merritt, Preston Davis and sleeper tight end Sonny Ramos should also be offered by the fall.