Brother Martin offensive lineman Ryan Hoefeld, the nation's 18th-ranked center prospect, received…
Hoefeld Adds Memphis Offer
It took awhile for Ryan Hoefeld's recruitment to get started with offers, but things have heated up during a short span of time. Over the weekend, the lineman from New Orleans got his first BCS offer from the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Monday evening, he reeled in another FBS offer from the Memphis Tigers. Minnesota, Memphis, North Texas, Florida International, ULM and Louisiana Tech have all offered Hoefeld, who is being recruited by several smaller programs, as well. Hoefeld will be a three-year starter at offensive tackle when the '12 season kicks off at Brother Martin, which is a fixture in the 5A playoffs. "I talked to Coach (Galen) Scott an hour ago," explained Hoefeld on Monday evening. "He said that he came down here for my first spring scrimmage. He got my film and gave it to their offensive line coach, who had time to watch it tonight. "He said the offensive line coach watched half of my film and then told Coach Scott to go ahead and offer me. It definitely feels good to get a new offer. I've heard Memphis has really good facilities." Hoefeld says every program currently has a legitimate shot at him. "It's hard to say who stands out right now," said the nation's 18th-ranked center prospect. "Over the next two weeks I'll be able to find out who is really interested. "I'm going to make my camp schedule during the next two weeks. I'll know which schools want me, and then my next step will be to visit those schools this summer." He said UTSA could possibly be the next program to offer. Hoefeld has visited with fellow New Orleans area '13 OL prospect Brandon Godfrey from John Curtis Christian. Hoefeld and Godfrey are ranked closely on FoxSportsNext/Scout.com, with Hoefeld checking in at No. 18 among centers and Godfrey right behind at No. 20. "I knew him when we played Kenner All-Star basketball growing up," said Hoefeld of Godfrey. "We've been chatting on Facebook during the recruiting process. He heard I was saying good things about him, and we thanked each other for both doing that - saying good things about one another."
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