The Galena Park (Texas) North Shore football program is a factory. What that can mean is that the Mustangs' Class of 2010 has been picked over and college recruiters are already focused on the 2011 prospects.
Three North Shore athletes are already being evaluated as national recruits by some of the BCS powers.
Offensive lineman Sedrick Flowers has already been offered by Texas A&M University and will take the North Shore Division I baton as it gets passed next year.
"I can't image when this kid becomes a senior," coach David Aymond said. "He's going to be a monster. He's very good right now but he's only a sophomore. He has all the tools to be successful. He has good size, feet and when he gets his hands on you, it's over. He needs to work on being a vocal leader, but that will come."
Flowers didn't play much football before moving from San Antonio to Houston during his freshman season. A year later he earned a starting spot on one of the state's top programs.
Derrick Matthews is the next big-time defender at North Shore. The 6-foot linebacker also started as a sophomore and is the prototypical Mustang defender.
"He's going to have options as a senior," defensive coordinator John Kay said. "He's smart, he's physical, he's fast, he's very good. Derrick is a great student, which makes him the total package. We've had some good kids on defense here and he started as a sophomore. He's talented."
The list of North Shore Division I defensive backs is as long and Texas cornerback Chykie Brown's arm. Last season, cornerback Andrea May committed to Oklahoma State, while Alton Demby (Houston) and Larry Stephens (Oklahoma State) have verballed for 2010.
The next in line is Miketavious Jones. The 5-foot-11, 170-pound corner has flourished this spring and is the brother of one of North Shore's best defensive ends Marcus Jones.
"He's physical and his cover skills are tremendous," Kay said. "He's another kid who is great in the classroom and will have his choice as to where to go as a senior."