Midlands Notebook: CenTex (5/16)

Four-star cornerback P.J. Mbanasor...

Scout takes a look at some of the biggest news and notes to come out of Central Texas this week, including a cut-down date set by a four-star safety, new offers, a successful surgery, and more...

• BIG-TIME CORNER PLANS TO CUT DOWN LIST: Pflugerville Hendrickson four-star cornerback P.J. Mbanasor has kept his recruitment close to the vest, but the 6-foot-2, 182-pound prospect took to Twitter this week to make an announcement about his decision.

"I'm narrowing things down continuously & will be announcing my top on May 29th," he wrote on Wednesday.

Schools including Texas A&M, Oklahoma, and Oregon State were all by Hendrickson this week.


• OFFERS ARRIVE FOR SHOEMAKER ATHLETES: It was a big week for Killeen Shoemaker defensive lineman Kerry Walker and linebacker Diamon Cannon, as each prospect picked up their first three offers. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Walker was offered by Utah State, Northern Illinois, and North Texas, while the 6-foot-2, 205-pound Cannon picked up NIU, UNT, and Nevada offers. "It's a blessing," said Walker of earning his first few college offers. "I just thank God for everything."

For more on both prospects, who are also hearing from programs including Texas, Texas State, UTSA, Baylor, Oregon State, and Oklahoma, check out recruit stories "Walker Lands First Three" and "First Three in for Cannon".


• MORE OFFERS OUT FOR COOG COMMITS: Two teammate prospects who are committed to Houston have picked up other offers this week. Waco Midway quarterback Ben Hicks committed to the program earlier this month, but picked up an Illinois offer this week, while linebacker Lenoy Jones Jr. has been a Coog commit for a few months, and picked up his second offer from North Texas on Wednesday.


• SUCCESSFUL SURGERY FOR FOUR-STAR SAFETY: One of the Midlands top prospects is also a Waco Midway athlete in four-star safety Kahlil Haughton. Many programs have been by to see the 6-foot-2, 170-pound athlete, even though he has been out of spring ball with a wrist injury. Haughton, whose offer list includes Penn State, Ohio State, Arizona State, Baylor, Colorado, Duke, Louisville, LSU, Michigan, Nebraska, Northwestern, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, TCU, Texas Tech, and Washington State, had surgery on his wrist and is recovering well.

Also, this is just pretty interesting.

Haughton recently took an unofficial to Baylor.


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