Lots of Interest at Elsik
Headlining this talented group of players is running back Jerry Bynum, who proved last season that he is more than capable of making plays. After talking with a couple of coaches, it seems like the 6-foot, 200-pound Bynum has a Top 2 with Kansas State and Miami on top. Last season he had over 1,500 yards and 22 touchdowns.
Joining him in the backfield in his first year as a full-time starter is junior Caleb Bedford. Coaches say that the 6-foot-3, 205-pound Bedford is “legit” and had a number of college programs checking in on him this spring. The 2011 season should be a breakout year for him.
Taylor Defenders Get Noticed
After eye-popping 40 (yard) times of 4.40 at the Texas camp and a 4.33 laser time by a training facility, the Alief Taylor coaches talked highly of defensive back Greg Allen. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Allen is built like a safety, but moves and is being recruited to play cornerback. Though he is still seeking his first offer, Allen is being recruited by Baylor, Kansas, Nebraska and Texas A&M.
One player who can help Allen by bringing pressure to the quarterback is defensive end Torrodney Prevot. Just a junior, the 6-foot-205-pound Prevot has performed at the Baylor and Texas A&M camps, both of which are currently recruiting him.
Keep an Eye on J. Johnson
It was made quite clear in talking with Hastings coach Greg Alexander that the Bears team does plan to put some points on the board for next season. It was also said that junior running back Jaquaries Johnson will likely play a big role in making that happen. Last season, the 5-foot-9, 185-pound Johnson ran for over 700 yards and is sure to see more action for this upcoming season.
Alexander said that Johnson, who was All-District as a freshman, is already on the radar for several programs including Texas, Oregon, Texas Tech, TCU and Texas A&M.
Who’s Next for Big Boy Boyd?
Versatile lineman Terrence Boyd from Baytown Lee already holds a number of offers.
“He (Boyd) has been offered by nearly every program in the Southland Conference,” Lee coach Marvin Sedberry Jr. said.
But he is waiting on the big one. You know, from the BCS-level program. And for the 6-foot-3, 318-pound Boyd, it will likely happen sooner rather than later.
“I think that North Texas and Syracuse are about to offer Boyd,” Sedberry said.
Big 12 Likes Judkins
Taking on the likes of a new high school program, Manvel wide receiver Jalyn Judkins is looking to get in on one of those early offers that a number of his 2013 counterparts have. He is confident that it will happen soon.
“I went to football camps at Texas Tech and Texas A&M. The coaches at both of those programs seem interested,” Judkins said. “Both seem like that are close to offering.”
The 6-foot-2, 206-pound Judkins plans to camp at Baylor and Alabama.
Other Random Notes
--Westside coach Mark Byrd said that wide receiver Xavier Moss (6-1, 190) and linebacker Gino Dago (6-0, 195) both got offered by Northwestern Louisiana.
--Running back James White from Pearland Dawson, who will likely be a future Texas Top 100 athlete has been tearing it up on the camp scene according to Dawson coach Eric Wells. At both Texas and Texas A&M, the 6-foot, 205-pound White impressed both coaching staffs.