Texas Spring Watch List: Skilled OFF

There are a number of players who are still being evaluated before the college coaches will extend that verbal offer to them. We take a quick look at some of the players who may or may not have been offered, but who we expect to have a big spring and pull in more offers. Here are some offensive skilled guys in Texas to watch for.



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At the quarterback position, both Matt Davis and Trevor Knight have pledged to Texas A&M. Next up in the state is Tatum's Jalen Overstreet. He holds offers from Missouri, Texas Tech and Baylor, but more are likely to show up this off season, especially since he has yet to make any unofficial visits. So the coaches will probably just come to see him.

Houston Stratford's Jeremiah Briscoe and Preston Dewey of Austin St. Andrews both made moves to new schools and so far has been beneficial to each of them. Briscoe, who was looking to graduate early thus the reason for the transfer, holds a lone offer from Baylor but in this new system looks to thrive as he has adjusted well at the Class 4A program. 

Dewey has a season under his belt and has done well and has already started seeing some heavy movement in his recruitment as he is up to four offers, with UCLA being his first BCS offer. Lake Dallas' Dalyn Williams seems to be close to an offer as well.

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Out in El Paso, Americas running back Jack Fields has been getting plenty of attention as of late. He already had an offer in hand for many months now from UTEP, but since then New Mexico has gotten in as well. Word is still circulating as Fields' video has made it to a number of coach's computer screens. Look for plenty more action to go down this spring for Fields. 

This past season, Cy Creek running back Devan Demas proved that he was capable of taking the load when Jermichael Selders (Baylor) went down. Demas now has Boise State and Iowa State in the bag, but watch as more programs will come down to see him in person, looking to get in on him. Two offers also in the hands of Friendswood's Johnathan Johnson and Klein Oak's E.J. Fatu. Johnson will likely get more looks from programs that will also want to get him in the slot receiver spot, while Fatu could attract schools that cater to a power running game. 

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The Colony's Gerald Thomas is poised to see plenty of movement from this upcoming spring football season. Three schools: Arizona State, Kansas and Boise State have all offered, but it's no where near over for him. He has traveled to several junior days and made a few stops to show off his skills, including the NIKE Camp at TCU. This spring it is possible for him to hit double-digits in the offer column. 

Offers have come in for The Woodlands' Blake Webb (Boston College) and Southlake Carroll's Peyton Williams (Colorado, North Texas, Pittsburgh). Both play in pass-happy offenses so they each have the numbers to back up their play. But along with the eye-popping stats, look for these two to pick up a couple more offers this spring as the coaches will be making their way to the Lone Star State.

Two from the Houston area, Clear Springs' Marcus Johnson and Elkins' Chance Allen both are waiting on the first offer to arrive. And spring could be when it happens. Both had solid junior seasons and both have made the rounds to several colleges for unofficial visits. Now, the stage is set for spring when the coaches will come down watching to see if Allen and Johnson are a fit for their programs. If these guys come out of spring ball without offers, it would be a surprise. It will also be interesting to see how spring fares for Willis' Quan West and Manvel's Ashton Bennett, who has been great in camps and combines for a couple of years now. Can that possibly carry over and translate into a Division I offer?

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Not many tight ends in the state this season, but there are some who could see more action as spring ball is upon us. From Cy Fair, Sean Irwin was recently offer by Colorado and looked good at the TCU NIKE Camp. In the same district, Cy Woods' Cody Small seems to be close to getting an offer and on the North side of Houston at Kingwood Park, big man Justin Chandler is one to keep on your watch list.

Midland Scout.com reporter Erin Hartigan contributed to this report


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