La Marque, Texas, is home to the Class 4A state champions, and it’s also home to some of the top talent in the Lone Star State. And just like players from all over the nation, many of these top undecided prospects have come to a conclusion here in the past few days.
At the top of the list is two-star offensive guard Robert Conley. The 6-foot-3, 305-pounder visited Houston, Utah and was looking at New Mexico State, but in the end he’s heading to Utah.
“Robert just recently committed to Utah,” La Marque assistant coach John Pafford said. “He’s going to be a really good player for them.”
Also joining the commitment list from La Marque is two-star receiver Trey Payne, who is 5-9 and 160 pounds.
“He’s the newest guy on the team to commit,” Pafford said. “Trey is heading to Baylor.”
Payne visited Baylor this past weekend and also was offered a scholarship by Iowa State and BYU.
That leaves only quarterback Larry Kerlegan on the board from La Marque. Pafford said while it originally looked like he was heading to junior college because of academics, Texas A&M has come in as of late and is making a good run at him.
“He might have even visited this past weekend with Keith (Dickerson),” Pafford said. “But if he didn’t, the plan was to bring him up really soon for a visit.”
It is believed that Kerlegan would be a sign-and-place candidate if he were to sign with any Division I school.
For the year, there are nine players from the La Marque roster committed to Division I schools.