Midlands Recruiting Notebook
Bubba Starling
Bubba Starling
Midlands Recruiting Manager
Posted May 25, 2010

Class of 2011 prospects are still hauling in official scholarship offers and prospects are starting to emerge all over the place. Take a look at the Midlands Recruiting Notebook for some of the latest news.

Bubba Starling, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound quarterback from Gardner Edgerton High in Kan., very recently narrowed his focus to four or five schools (Notre Dame, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kansas and Alabama).

Oklahoma made the list despite the fact they had yet to extend an offer. Admittedly, it was Notre Dame and Nebraska that emerged as the top two favorites to snare Starling’s signature

The talented gunslinger has already visited South Bend twice to check out the campus and familiarize himself with the Irish coaching staff and now the word on the street is that he will soon be taking a return trip to ND so his mother can see the school.

Reading behind the lines it seems like the Irish are in a good spot to secure his signature. But it will be interesting to see where and whom he is drafted by in the MLB Draft and if he will sign to play professional baseball or football in college.


Kentrell Brothers, a 6-foot-1, 210-pound linebacker from Guthrie High in Okla., continues to be one of the more highly recruited players from the Sooner State.

Schools like Missouri, Tulsa, Washington, Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa State, Duke, Connecticut, Baylor and Arizona have all extended offers and on Tuesday he got his first SEC offer when Vanderbilt stepped up to join the rest of the programs on his list.

Brothers had an amazing junior season on both sides of the ball. On offense he pulled down 62 receptions for 1,122 yards and 12 touchdowns. On defense he racked up 95 tackles, 17 sacks, and four interceptions to earn All-State honors. He says he can bench 250-pounds.


Russell Bellomy, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound quarterback from Arlington Martin High in Texas continues to be one of the hottest recruits in the Lone Star State during the evaluation period.

The last time we had previously checked in with him he reported around 10 scholarship offers and since that time he has pulled in a few more solid offers as Colorado, Boise State, Ohio and Rice all joined the offer party.

Keeton has offer #1 and more are sure to follow...
Bellomy and his Martin teammates are scheduled to participate in the Arlington Bowie State Qualifying 7v7 Tournament this Saturday in hopes of qualifying for the State Championships in College Station in July.


Chuck Keeton, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound quarterback from Cy-Creek High in Texas reported to Scout.com that he pulled in his first scholarship offer. Keeton was one of the top performers at the Elite 11 held at TCU.

“Today I got an offer from Memphis,” Keeton said after the spring game. “I got Bryant about a month ago and there are a few others schools recruiting me.” TCU, Tulane, Tulsa, Texas A&M, Syracuse, Nevada and Texas Tech are also recruiting the dual-threat QB.

As a junior, Keeton threw for 1,366 yards and 10 touchdowns. On the ground, he had 14 touchdowns and ran for nearly 1,100 yards. He could play quarterback on the next level, but if that does not work out he could be an excellent receiver or defensive back.


Cameron White, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound wide receiver from DeSoto High in Texas is one of the hottest recruits in the Lone Star State and he is now up to a dozen offers.

White, who has already made a commitment to TCU, pulled in two Big 12 South offers this past week when Oklahoma State and Texas Tech joined Arizona, Texas A&M, Houston, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Tulsa, and Virginia.

White was one of the most impressive players at the Nike Football Training Camp at TCU and his ranking will skyrocket. In the off-season he transferred from Arlington Bowie to Desoto when his parents moved. In 2009 he recorded 59 receptions for 728 yards and 10 touchdowns.


Keyarris Garrett, wide receiver from Daingerfield High in Texas recruitment has really been heating up this spring. The 6-foot-5, 187-pound wide out currently holds five scholarship offers and more could be on their way.

Houston, Memphis, New Mexico, Purdue and Tulsa have all offered the Daingerfield playmaker. In addition, TCU, Texas A&M, Oklahoma and Texas Tech have also been expressing interest, with the Red Raiders a school that could be closing in with an offer quickly.

Garrett finished his junior season with 401 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns and helped lead Daingerfield on to a State Title. Teammate MLB Steve Edmond has committed to Texas and OT Shayvion Hatten has committed to TCU.


Commitments in the past seven days:
OT/OG Taylor Chappell - Missouri
RB Dennis Smith (2012) - Texas A&M
S Daimion Stafford - Nebraska
DE Beau Blackshear - Baylor

De-commitments in the past seven days:
RB Darrian Miller - Kansas

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 -by FOXSportsRecruiting.com  May 19, 2010

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