The bunch at Brenham (Texas) High School is certainly not hurting for college interest. While five prospects from the team have picked up Division I scholarship offers as of this week, one of the biggest of the year has come already for tight end Ahmard Howard.
After attending the Texas junior day, the 6-foot-4, 240-pound tight end received his first two offers from Arizona and Oklahoma State. That was joined by Nebraska, Kansas, and Kansas State. Then, Longhorn coach Oscar Giles and Mack Brown made a phone call to coach Glen West about some big news for the talented young man.
"Ahmard talked to coach Giles and coach Brown after he called them today and they said that he had a scholarship offer from Texas," West said. "He probably can tell you more because the only part of the conversation that I gathered was that they were going to offer him. He didn't commit, but it was huge for him and he told me that he made it clear that Texas is his top choice."
Howard with several offers on the table told his coach that even though a decision wasn't made, his family certainly has some big time thinking to do.
"He needs to sit down with his family and talk a little bit about all this," West said about Howard's new offer. "Obviously, he's very excited. He went down to the junior day but didn't get an offer. I guess that's all changed now."
His teammates aren't hurting for love either from colleges. All five players, including Howard - wide receiver Justin Daniels, corner Shawn Sullivan, athlete Brandon Collins, and quarterback Jarrett Lee were all offered by Wisconsin within the last 24 hours.
Daniels now holds two offers from Wisconsin and Kansas. Sullivan holds offers from Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma State. The total offer count for Collins includes TCU, Oklahoma State, and Kansas.
Quarterback Lee is now up to five offers with his Wisconsin offer being added to previous ones from Houston, Kansas State, Nebraska, and TCU.
It seems things are surely not about to slow for the loaded Brenham team.