The face of Willis (Texas) High School for the past 15 years has been Kansas State-legend Michael Bishop. Three 2010 prospects want to join Bishop on the Mt. Rushmore of Willis' athletics.
Athlete Brent Walters holds offers from the likes of Texas A&M, and is unofficially visiting Oklahoma this week. Walters also holds offers from Rice, Oklahoma State and Houston, and looks to add to his list by Spring practice.
"He's a versatile kid that you can put all over the field," coach Audie Jackson said. "He possesses speed and football instinct. I think he will get offered while we are up here."
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While Walters is the headliner, teammates Devante Graham and Evan Hollins are also receiving early interest. The 6-1 Graham is recovering from injury, but will be ready for Spring practice. Hollins also has good size for a cover corner.
"I really like Purdue, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M," Graham said. "I'm going to get to some camps this spring between track meets. I will be running the open 400 and the relay events."
While the three Willis prospects are beginning football career, it is nice for them the be able to lean on Mr. Willis High School – Michael Bishop who is teacher at the school and a football consultant. He has plans on returning to the Canadian Football League next season, but is a good advisor for local athletes.
"Recruiting has changed so much since I play high school," he said. "It's great for kids who are mature and can handle the process, but I've seen some kids get so out of hand with it. It's so important to stay humble during the process."