Texas team has one-two punch

With a football pedigree and a great football name, Bellaire quarterback Max Flinn enters the busy recruiting season with an impressive resume.
Flinn (6-3, 190 pounds) threw for over 1,700 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior en route to his district's offensive MVP award. He rushed for over 700 yards to boot and is academically qualified to play college football.
The son of a former Texas A&M tight end, Flinn favors the Aggies early, but has also been impressed by the attention he's getting from North Carolina, Vanderbilt, SMU, New Mexico State and UTEP.
"I love A&M," he said. "That's where my folks met and I've been up a bunch of times. I'm going to their spring game and some camps there. Other camps I'm going to his this spring and summer are North Carolina, Vandy, Colorado State, Virginia, SMU and Oklahoma State.
"My first priority is getting into a good school because I know only .01 percent play professional sports," he said. "I also don't mind sitting my first year. I know the playing time will come."
In Bellaire's spread offense, Flinn has a bevy of quality receivers. The best receiving prospect is Lionel Smith, who transferred from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
"I've got some great receivers, but Lionel is great," he said. "I think he'll be offered by New Mexico State before school is out. We are working together right now.
"I'm hitting the weight room hard also and gave up baseball to focus only on football," he said. "My biggest goal is to lead my team to the playoffs and lower my interceptions."