Having multiple Division I players every year, South Garland coach Mickey Moss had to get right to work with his 2007 class who started picking up rapid recruiting interest.
Led by safety Tejay Johnson, the 6-foot, 185-pound highly touted defender, Moss says this class isn't as good top to bottom as last year's group, but that's just because of numbers. The talent is definitely similar. Three Moss' players picked up scholarship offers over the last few weeks.
"Well, I'm not sure if this is all, but I know for sure he's got one from Oklahoma State and Georgia Tech now," Moss said about Johnson's first scholarships. "I know he's got at least one more than that."
If that wasn't enough, wide receiver John Turner and defensive tackle Demarcus Lattire have both picked up scholarship offers as well.
"Demarcus, Oklahoma State was his first and that just came in," Moss said. "John Turner has been offered by the University of Missouri."
Moss isn't real surprised that things started up so quickly for any of the three.
"These are three very high quality kids," Moss said about his top seniors-to-be. "I think Tejay fits in differently than other prospects we've had because he's not a corner. He's either going to be a safety either free or strong, but could also play outside linebacker."
"John is an explosive, speedy receiver who jumps and catches the ball very well with his hands. Demarcus is a 290-pounder who is very smart, still growing, and runs well."
There are no big visit plans. Johnson was trying to make the Texas junior day, but was unable to attend due to lack of transportation. Moss doesn't see any of the three making an early decision.
"I think this will be a slower process," he said. "No one is in a big rush to get this over with."