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Sleepers emerging after Ike

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While Hurricane Ike has devastated much of the city of Houston, games will be resuming next weekend. Some games were even played this week on the west side of the city. When the schedule gets back to a full slate, there are a few sleepers in the Bayou City who are giving Division I college recruiters reason to be alert.
Cy-Woods defensive tackle Justin Washington is a legit Division I defensive tackle, but this is the first year that the Wildcats are playing a varsity schedule.
The 6-foot-2, 285-pounder has earned offers from Utah, UTEP and Arizona pre-Hurricane Ike. Oklahoma State gave Washington some great news with an offer this week.
"They are definitely my top school," he said of the Cowboys. I've always noticed them since I got into football. Baylor, Nebraska and Texas A&M are talking to me, but nothing concrete."
Washington's Wildcats defeated A&M Consolidated in Week 1 and he had eight tackles and two sacks. He will be chasing down Cy-Ridge and Russell Shepard next weekend.
"We are ready to try and shut him down," he said of Shepard. "We've been waiting for this game."
On the offensive side of the ball, Westfield's Ja-Mes Logan had a tremendous first game against Cy-Falls with 190 yards receiving. Logan has offers from Boise State, Iowa, Syracuse, Kansas, Purdue and Missouri, but is also hearing from Georgia, USC, Miami, Alabama and Florida.
"I'm ready to get this season going a gain," he said. "I had a good first game and want to build on that. We are back working out, but there is nothing like playing games."
Mayde Creek receiver Sherriff Thomas has also impressed with his hands and speed. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound prospect has dominated in his first two games.
"He's pretty special," coach Lance Carter said. "He is a tremendous high jumper with great hands. He's the real thing."
Also impressing at the receiver position is Stephen McCormack of Katy Seven Lakes. McCormack has an offer from Army, and is hearing from SMU, Northwestern and Colorado State.
"I really pride myself on my speed, route running and hands," he said.
McCormack is also a return specialists and the kicker for the Spartans.
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