Houston Recruiting Notebook (4/23/14)

Courtney Lark

Scout.com has had lots of activity in the Midlands region. Today, we look at a few recruiting notes from the Greater Houston area.

Houston First in on Rose
A few weeks ago it was said that Second Baptist athlete Lynnard Rose was one to keep an eye on. The 2016 running back/cornerback has an impressive film, which is starting to make its way around to Division I coaches across the country. And before the start of spring ball, the program which bears the name of the city made it know that he is a priority for that recruiting class. 

"Houston offered me today. It feels great," Rose informed Scout.com.

It is the first, but surely not the last as Rose is being sought after for his skills on the defensive side. He finished last year with five interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown. 


OU Loses DT
Several of the Oklahoma fans have been concerned about the state of the Sooner recruiting as of late. While other top programs are locking guys up, it seems as though, at least in the early recruiting cycle, several have not yet pulled the trigger. And even some who have are leaving. The latest to do so is Cy Falls defensive tackle Du'Vonta Lampkin, who took to Twitter to let everyone know that he wants to open things up and take some visits. His decommitment leaves the Sooners with three committed players for the 2015 class.

Anderson Lands No. 6
Looks like Alvin (Tex.) Manvel defensive back Deontay Anderson is becoming a regular in the weekly Houston Notebook. And rightfully so seeing that he has been on a nice run of receiving offers since the MVP performance at the Houston Nike Camp. He is up to six offers now. Last Thursday, it was Virginia Tech. This past Monday, an in-state offer was extended.

"(Texas) A&M just offered," Anderson informed. 

His comment towards this offer, and all others was simply that he "felt blessed" that all of this good is happening to him. 

Three Now for Lark 
First it was SMU and then the Big 12 stepped up with Texas Tech. Now, Maryland has throw its name in the mix for Bellaire wide receiver Courtney Lark, a top 2016 athlete who could see at least a few more offers show up with a solid showing during spring practices.

Davis Solid as a Rock
There was never really a feeling that Clear Lake tight end Jordan Davis was wavering from his commitment from Texas A&M. So a trip to the Texas spring game was simply just to have a "look" as he called it. And after seeing a little over one half of play, Davis' thoughts were basically summed up in this quote.

"If I do go anywhere else, it would be just to look. I'm not really looking to make a change now or anytime soon," Davis said. "I'm pretty set. I'm not seeing much in any other programs that can offer me more than Texas A&M does."

With that said, it seems as that if there are any other trips planned for Davis, it would be to get another look at what is going on in College Station, Texas.

Murphy Offered
Last week, right here, Crosby offensive lineman Keenan Murphy (2016) was said to be getting several looks from college coaches. According to a member of the Crosby coaching staff, East Carolina and Illinois both inquired. Just as the last edition of this feature came out, the first offer was extended. Late Wednesday night (last week), East Carolina off the 6-foot-3, 280-pound Murphy. Look for more to come as college coaches take a look at this young lineman.

Frequent Longhorn Visitor
After two different visits to Austin, Stafford defensive tackle Josh Uluocha has named a No. 1. 

"The defense is more physical, especially the front seven. Everything looks polished from last season. They are my number one."

This is what Uluocha told Midlands Reporter Annabel Stephan after the annual spring game. He has stated that if an offer were to come from the Longhorns that a commitment would likely follow.

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