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Texans SQT: Bennett Impresses, Hilliard ‘Hot'
Go ahead and add both Alvin (TX) Manvel and Langham Creek to the list of teams that will compete in July at the College Station state 7-on-7 tournament. At the Houston Texans 7-on-7 state-qualifying tournament on Sunday, more talent was on display and more recruiting were told. Bennett in High Demand Starting with the winning team from Manvel, wide receiver Austin Bennett was one of the more impressive players not only on the team, but also for the entire tournament. Bennett (6-0, 160) made plays throughout the day and this past season for the Manvel squad and because of that recruiters have gotten an early beat on this future Top 300 talent. "Oklahoma State and Arkansas came by the school and asked about me. I was invited to the Texas A&M camp this summer as well," Bennett said. "I heard from my coaches that I may get an offer when I go up there." That should get him an early start to a recruitment that will likely result in double-digit offers before it is all said and done. This summer he plans to attend camps at Baylor, and may even fly out to Florida State and Oregon as these two squads have shown some interest too. Consolidated Got Talent One player is already committed with J.J. Bynum headed to Texas Tech, but there is more in the cupboard for new coach David Raffield to work with. For one, speedster and running back Quentin White is one who should see more activity going on in his recruitment as he is slated to see the football plenty of times this upcoming season. But after last year's production, the 5-foot-9, 185-pound White has offers from Air Force, Army, La Tech and UT-San Antonio. Another player, who will be involved in White's production, is offensive lineman Cameron Cermin. The 6-foot-6, 285-pound Cermin holds offers Rice, Purdue and La Tech. Raffield said that Boise State is likely to step up with an offer early this week. Young Slinger Leading the way in the Greater Houston area in passing last year was a sophomore, but not an ordinary young star. This player is none other than Connor Feist, the Langham Creek quarterback who threw for over 2,600 yards and 21 touchdowns. Coach Todd Thompson spoke highly of his 6-foot-2, 200-pound leader. "On our first day of spring practice, LSU was at the school," Thompson said. "Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Texas, Baylor and TCU along with many others all came by to check him out. They (college coaches) were not able to talk with them, but they want him to give them a call." On top of getting it down on the field, Thompson said that Feist has a 3.8 GPA. "What they call a Hot Commodity" Those were the words of Klein Oak coach David Smith in talking about his star linebacker A.J. Hilliard, who has had an awesome week in regards to his recruitment. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Hilliard has close to 10 offers now. West Virginia, Louisville, Colorado, Missouri, Boise State and Nevada are just some of the ones he picked up during spring football. "It seems like everybody who comes by to see him is impressed and wants to offer him," Smith said. "He (Hilliard) is what they call a hot commodity." Other random notes… --Pearland Dawson offensive tackle Kennedy Estelle, a player who is in high demand, has a few plans coming up soon. "On June 5, I plan to go to the Texas camp. I will probably make a couple of out-of-state trips as well, maybe Florida State and Alabama," the 6-foot-7, 305-pound Estelle said. --The Woodlands wide receiver Blake Webb has seen his recruitment take off as he has four offers now: Boston College and Duke, along with Southland Conference programs McNeese State and Lamar. The 6-foot, 180-pound Webb said that he thinks that Minnesota could be next. --Texas A&M defensive back Toney Hurd was on hand, checking out his cousin, Dawson quarterback Gary Kimble.
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