Two junior prospects are making early noise for South Garland (Texas) High School in safety/linebacker Joseph Ibiloye and quarterback Nick Florence.
Ibiloye, a 6-foot-3, 200-pounder, will play safety for coach Mickey Moss and South Garland as a senior. However, at his size, he's already getting a lot of looks as a outside linebacker prospect. The talented defender also has a big visit coming up this weekend.
"Texas is inviting him to their junior day this week and I've been trying to get stuff out on him and Nick all week," Moss said. "Joseph will be at the free safety spot for us next year. He can run, change directions well, and has got wide shoulders.
"Everybody that comes through here loves the way he looks."
Other schools that have shown interest early on for both Ibiloye and Florence include Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, and Nebraska.
Florence has also drawn junior day opportunities from the Huskers and the Cowboys. Moss says his quarterbacks' growth since last year has been tremendous.
"With Nick, I can't wait for him to get an opportunity at an Elite 11 even to show people how well he throws in person," Moss said. "I think everyone has been impressed and will be with his release and footwork."
Florence threw for 2,904 yards and 23 touchdowns as a junior. On the ground, he put together 418 yards and six scores. Both Ibiloye and Florence were all-district selections.