College recruiters are circling the city of Houston life sharks after prey.
Kansas State recently offered Baytown Lee linebacker Trey Murray, while offensive linemen Tim Smith (6-foot-4, 275-pounds) and Xavier Ruben (6-foot-3, 280-pounds) are nearing offers. The University of Houston is sincerely interested in Smith and could offer during their summer camp.
One athlete on the east side that is wowing scouts is Chris Young, who sat out last season. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound linebacker at Dayton High School has a tremendous frame and upside, but no juni or film. He will draw several Division I offers as the season nears.
"He's a kid who is so athletic," coach Jeff Nations said. "He's a can't-miss prospect that no one knows about. The spring really helped him out."
Coming northeast is Humble High School, where Darius Tubbs has accumulated offers from UTEP, Arizona, Kansas and Houston. The 6-foot-4 receiver is also hearing from Oklahoma State and Arizona State.
Humble's top 2010 prospect is Donovan Young, who is being recruited by Texas and Oklahoma.
"He's going to go anywhere he wants," coach Walt Beasley said. "He's a physical freak, who works very hard and will be qualified academically."
Tomball receiver Jordan Leslie picked up two more offers this spring. He added UTEP and Arizona to complement his offer from Houston.
"I think he'll get a couple of more before school ends," coach Tommy Kaiser said. "As coaches get off the road and evaluate, he'll get some more."
Tight end Matt Marfisi was also scouted over the spring, due to his athletic ability, 6-foot-6 frame and upside.