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Piper, teammates earn attention

More prospects continue to surface at Hurst (Texas) L.D. Bell High School.
One prospect, defensive end Jordan Peppers, has already made his commitment to Rice. More prospects are surfacing and college coaches have been heading to the school to check them out. Coach Gerry Stanford says that running back, Deante Piper, is the next on board with an offer.
"He's been offered by Purdue, but he's also heard from Kansas, Utah, TCU, Louisiana Tech, and some other schools," Stanford said. "He'll be great with anyone that has a spread team because he's so versatile out of the backfield with his hands. His best asset though is his ability to run tackle-to-tackle because he's so strong inside."
Stanford says that Piper doesn't have a favor yet, but is planning to take a visit to Purdue at some point.
Other prospects that are getting looks include the 6-foot-4, 190-pound receiver Grant Milton.
"He's fast, big, and catches the ball well," Stanford said about Milton. "He's a great vertical threat down the field and has very natural hands. He's hearing from Colorado State, SMU, Kansas, Baylor, but Texas Tech is the one he likes the most and they're also showing a lot of interest in him."
Fellow wide receiver Atem Bol stands at 6-foot-2, 205 pounds.
"He runs great routes, he's very aggressive, jumps very well, and he just creates a lot of separation," Stanford said. "He's just more physical than most corners right now being 205 pounds. Utah, BYU, Boise State and then also SMU, Kansas, and some others are all showing interest."
Also keep an eye on slot receiver prospect Anthony Owosu who was a running back last year, but will split time as a pass-catcher in the fall as well. He's also hearing from schools such as New Mexico, TCU, Kansas, and SMU.
Offensive lineman Ken Van Huele looks the part of a center prospect at 6-foot-4, 265 pounds.
"Ken is very flexible with great range," Stanford said. "He'll most likely be a center. Purdue, Colorado State, Utah, and Baylor (are showing interest)."
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