When talking about a high school program loaded top to bottom with Division I prospects, Brenham (Texas) High School has to be at the top of the list. The tradition-rich Lone Star school is already well known for top flight 2007 quarterback prospect Jarrett Lee, but his teammates are also making recruiting waves of their own in the recent weeks.
Lee, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound pro-style quarterback picked up a big written offer this past Wednesday and Brenham coach Glen West says that he's as excited as ever to be on the map with what looks to be the first of many offers. Several other prospects have added offers to their list as well.
"Nebraska just sent Jarrett his first written offer," West said about Lee. "That was the first big offer from him. He's had a lot of verbal ones though so I think it won't be the last by any means. I've heard from other coaches he could be in the double-digits before he knows it."
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Lee, though knows more about in-state schools told his coach that he was excited about the offer from the Big 12 North.
"You pick up the phone and call a coach like Bill Callahan, a guy you've seen on the sidelines, and any kid is going to be excited about that," West said. "I'm not down playing this offer, but he's not leaning anywhere right now and is taking things extremely slow while he enjoys the process."
Though Lee was thought to be the top rated player on the team, tight end Ahmard Howard who already stands at 6-foot-4, 250 pounds has added two written offers to his list.
"He's been offered by Arizona and Oklahoma State so far," West said about his talented tight end. "Like Jarrett, I hear from everyone that it's fixing to change. He's just very athletic for a tight end and he will probably play some defensive end for us. That makes him even more attractive to college coaches."
Cornerback Shawn Sullivan has also added an offer to his plate from the Big 12. The Oklahoma State coaching staff saw something they liked in him along with Howard and made an offer to the talented young man.
OSU made it three by offering wide receiver Brandon Collins who is a 6-foot, 170-pound speedy prospect with tons of potential.
"Sullivan has come out of spring practices and he was offered as a defensive back at Oklahoma State," West said about his next top prospect. "He's tearing up the world right now in the weight room and in his 40-yard dash times. He's running a high 4.3 right now."
"Collins is a free safety and a wide receiver for us. He caught balls for 667 yards and then played every down on defense."
One more top flight prospect that college coaches are eyeing is the 6-foot-1, 195-pound wide receiver Justin Daniels. West says that his growth in the weight room and on the field should have offers coming for him along with the rest of his teammates.
"Last week, Justin was bench pressing 300 pounds and then he ran a 4.48-second 40-yard dash in tennis shoes," West said. "He's got a lot of potential."
It's pretty obvious that the stock should continue to rise on the 2007 class of Brenham as the spring months move along. West says he's just shocked at how early recruiting has started in the last few years.
"I remember when these offers didn't really start until official visits did in the fall," West said. "Now, I've got multiple kids with written offers that are still waiting for spring football during their junior year. It really says a lot about recruiting in general, but a great group of players that we have here."