The city of Houston has over 100 committed Division I athletes already, but there are several more in the middle of their recruiting process.
As college recruiters move around, so does the interest of several prospects around the Bayou City.
Pearland running back Kasey Carrier has rushed for over 4,000 yards in two seasons at one of the most prominent schools in Houston. Schools are just starting to get serious about the 5-foot-9 back and he will be taking an official visit to the University of New Mexico. Carrier will be a tremendous pickup for anyone as he is a bona-fide Division I athlete.
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Strake Jesuit's Wes Williams is a versatile athlete who can play both tight end or defensive end. The 6-foot-4 hybrid player was a first-team, all-district selection and nearing an offer from Kentucky and TCU.
"We is keeping his options open right now and hopes to be taking some official visits in January," father Stan Williams said. "We are also hearing a lot from Vanderbilt, Connecticut and SMU as well."
One of the most dynamic receivers in Houston in 2008 was Andre Gautreaux of Friendswood High School, who combines great hands and track speed. He received his first official offer from the University of Wyoming on Monday.
Klein Oak defensive back Blake Washington has verbally committed to Air Force after a bang-up season for the Panthers. The 6-foot Washington plays downhill and could move into the box at linebacker in college.
"He's a tremendous kid who was a little out of position this year," coach David Smith said. "He's physical and a versatile athlete."
Westfield receiver Adam Watson held offers from Portland State and Central Michigan going into the Christmas break. It appears that Northwestern is entering the picture. The Wildcat coaches were on campus Monday checking out the all-district selection.
After being a Touchdown Club defensive finalist this season, The Woodlands' Chase Maires is starting to generate some interest. He is meeting with the Naval Academy this week and will be visiting Air Force as well. He also likes Utah State and Wyoming.
"I really committed myself this year and wanted to be a first-team defensive back," Maires said. "I reached that goal and now I ready to play Division I football."