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Saenz, teammates drawing interest

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Pearland (Texas) cornerback Nicholas Saenz had a 2006 postseason that has propelled him onto the recruiting radar.
The 6-foot, 160-pound defender shutdown Galena Park North Shore's passing attack in the regional semi-finals. His first-team, all-district season has drawn the interest of Northwestern, Rice and Air Force – all who have offered.
"I'm a little surprised how quickly the offers have come," Saenz said. "They have seen me this spring and I received the offers last Tuesday. I really like the schools that have offered me and others like the University of Houston, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M."
Saenz, who ran a 4.48 forty-yard dash at the Greater Houston Coaches Association Texas Football Combine, is also receiving interest from the likes of Texas A&M, Baylor, Arizona State, SMU and TCU.
Oiler tight end Kevin Davis also participated at the combine and benched 185 pounds, 25 times.
"I thought I had a pretty good showing," the 6-foot-3 tight end said. "I'm getting a lot of mail, but I'm getting handwritten stuff from Kansas State, Boise State, Colorado, Central Florida, Illinois and TCU. I think one of them is going to offer pretty soon."
One of the most interesting prospects at the combine was Pearland freshman Ian Gray. Gray, who stands 6-foot-7, 320-pounds, is the son of former Notre Dame offensive lineman Ian Gray, Sr.
"I'm just trying to see where I stack up," he said. "I know I've got a lot of work to do and I'm going to get there."
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