In the end, Manvel and Friendswood ended up locking up two more spots for the state tournament. During the semifinals rounds, Scout.com caught up with some of the college prospects to get a few recruiting notes.
As mentioned last week, Manvel quarterback Travaughn Caldwell had a good showing, leading his team to a 46-25 victory in the championship game against Friendswood. The plan is for trend to continue for the 2010 season, as Caldwell is the likely frontrunner for the spot for next season.
This past spring, programs were coming through in high rotation and several coaches were impressed with what the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Caldwell brought to the table.
“A lot of schools are interested in Tra (Caldwell), especially Iowa State and UTEP,” Manvel coach Kirk Martin said. “I think that both schools will end up offering him.”
On the other side, Friendswood quarterback Pete Maetzold is getting his fair share of attention as well. And though he is getting is strongest interest from Utah, the Utes and the many other programs, have yet to extend that first offer to him. But he believes one may come soon enough.
“Vanderbilt, Tulsa and New Mexico are some of the schools that are recruiting me. They all want to see more before offering,” Maetzold said. “I have also talked to Fordham and Stephen F. Austin and both have said if I do well at their camps then I will get an offer.”
From the sound of things, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound Maetzold will have a busy summer ahead with Utah, Arizona, Tulsa, Vanderbilt, TCU, Fordham and SFA all in the rotation of his stops to show what he can bring to a program.
For Missouri City Elkins, defensive back Jaylon Finner looks to start moving around some for the summer. Right now, the 5-foot-10, 195-pound Finner has three Lone Star State offers from Baylor, Rice and Houston. He did not name a favorite for the moment. He stated that he and the family would get together to see what out-of-state schools he may go to for camps. UCLA and Northwestern are two he is thinking of off the top of during a break in action at the tournament.
For Montgomery, its leader Tyler Bolfing is looking to take his game to the next level. Right now, Rice, Vanderbilt, Utah and McNeese State are recruiting him. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Bolfing said that he too plans to attend camps, starting this upcoming week with TCU. He said he also wants to make a Rice camp as well.