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Westfield High reloads

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Spring (Texas) Westfield High School has been a Division I factory over the past decade, producing the likes of NFL offensive lineman Tony Ugoh and on down to its most recent class of four Division I signees.
Coach Corby Meekins has developed the north Houston school into one of the city's most feared programs.
Next season will be no different on both fronts.
"We have our best trio of receivers we've ever had," he said. "They are a very talented group who will probably all be Division I players. We have a legit safety and two sleepers on the offensive line. And don't forget about the quarterback."
Junior-to-be quarterback Jacoby Walker exploded onto the scene as a sophomore, leading the Mustangs deep into the playoffs. His success has a lot to do with receivers Adam Watson, Barry Ford and Ja-Mes Logan.
"The spring has been kind of hectic. Ja-Mes has been playing baseball and Barry and Adam have been running track, so they haven't gotten a lot of work together," Meekins said. "They pitch and catch when they can and they all are very close."
Logan is the brother of Washington National outfielder Nook Logan, but will play football at the next level. Watson, the inside receiver, has been a two-time, all-district selection for Westfield and averages 20-yards per catch. Ford is opposite of Logan and has an athletic 6-foot-1 frame with track speed.
One of the city's top 2010 prospects is Walker, who stands 6-foot-3, 200-pounds.
"He's pretty special," Meekins said. "We put him in last year and didn't take the reigns off until later in the season. When we did, he handled it great. He's a very intelligent quarterback and has tremendous tools."
With Walker excelling at quarterback, that enabled Meekins to move back-up quarterback Denerick Demby to safety.
"Demby has legit size for a safety and can really run," Meekins said. "When college coaches come through in the spring, they are going to like him."
Doing the work in the trenches are sleeper prospects Thomas Roberston (6 feet 3, 255 pounds) and Dayo Fadojutimi (6 feet 4, 290 pounds).
"Our big guys have a chance with a good spring," Meekins said. "I don't expect anything less."
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