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Recruiting picks up for Houston area prospects

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Things are happening quickly around the Bayou City. Houston's batch of 2010 prospects are reaching a crescendo and several of the top athletes are receiving offers or are closing in on commitments.
Aldine running back Dontae Williams has camped at LSU, USC and Florida recently, but one school is separating itself from the rest. The Oregon Ducks have made an impression lately on the four-star running back.
"I really like their program and having a former teammate there also helps," he said.
Former Mustang Darron Thomas is the second-string quarterback for Oregon entering the fall.
Four-star Hightower linebacker Shaun Lewis has changed his commitment timetable. Lewis, who was in Orlando for a 7-on-7 competition last week, thought he would play out the recruiting process until January, but that has changed.
"I want to make a decision by the end of the summer," he said. "I'm ready to get focused on football. I'm liking Oklahoma State, LSU, Miami and Texas A&M, and some others right now."
Several athletes are emerging as well. Eisenhower linebacker Cqulin Hubert has offers from the likes of Kansas State, UTEP, Iowa State, Tulsa, ULM and New Mexico State and UTEP. Iowa State is nearing a commitment from the 6-foot-2 defender who comes from one of the most recruited schools in the state of Texas.
An interesting transfer in the Houston area has been the departure of Lamar High School receiver Jordan Sterling-Bilbo, who is now attending Second Baptist with Texas-commit Connor Wood.
"I think he's going to catch over 1,500 yards in receiving," Wood said. "He's a talented guy and we are excited about having him. He's a difference-maker on our team."
Booker T. Washington quarterback Wynton Perro has picked up offers from TCU and SMU, but he is being heavily courted by Houston, Georgia Tech, South Florida and North Texas. Perro has shined at several camps and will be a dual-threat quarterback.
"I've coached Kenny Guiton (Ohio State) and Darius Willis (Buffalo) while I was at Eisenhower and Wynton could be the most complete quarterback I've seen," coach Marlon Taplin-McMillan said. "He's a legit 6-foot-1 and is very coachable. He works very hard and he is a skilled quarterback, who is very accurate. Someone is going to get a steal."
Perro's teammate William Waddel will make a splash this season as a 6-foot-4 senior receiver for the War Eagles.
"Coaches will be back to see him," Taplin-McMillan said. "He's a special talent at receiver, who can go up and get it. He's going to dominate this season."
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