Midlands: HOU Notebook – Part 1 (4/16/14)

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

New Fave for Townsend?
Texas, Oklahoma and Oregon State were schools that have always, in some capacity, had the attention of Ridge Point linebacker Cameron Townsend. But after a Big 10 visit, could another team be added alongside these three?

"Right now I would say that the programs that stand out for me are Texas, Oklahoma, Oregon State, and now, after the visit, Nebraska. These are the schools that stand out for now," Townsend said. 

With 13 offers in hand, Townsend has his last visit for the off season when he heads back to Austin for the Longhorn spring game.


Sun Devils Want In
Earlier this month, Cy Ridge wide receiver Kemah Siverand said that he plans to make his college choice by this June. As of three days ago, he will have another program to consider.

" Officially offered by Arizona State University."

This offer adds to a list that includes Ohio State, Texas, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Northwestern and Arkansas. Siverand is the No. 22 receiver in the country on the Scout.com rankings. 

Humphrey Decides to #SicEm
"I have 20 offers right now. Right now everybody is the same I have no favorites."

That was the words from Clear Falls wide receiver John Humphrey just last week after showing well at the Houston Nike Football Training Camp. He sounded like a player who wanted to sort of take his time and weigh all options. 

Today, this news showed up on twitter:

"JUST COMMITED TO Baylor UNIVERSITY."

Well there you have it. The Bears program loves grabbing guys with speed and with Humphrey there is plenty of that. 

Spring Looks for Crosby OL
It was brought to the attention of Scout.com that the Crosby program was going to have a great deal of talent emerge from the class of 2016. And from the looks of things, offensive lineman Keenan Murphy could be the first to be the first recipient for an offer as soon as this spring. According to a member of the Crosby coaching staff, East Carolina and Illinois have both inquired, and the latter plans to make the trip in May to get a closer look at the 6-foot-3, 280-pound Murphy. The expectation is that his young lineman may have an offer or two by the end of spring. 

"I'm Glad to be Red Raider!"
That was the words of Texas City linebacker D'Vonta Hinton, who committed to Texas Tech this past Sunday. This name emerged sometime after the 2013 season. Much attention was placed on the Foreman brothers (and for good reason), but whenever the tape was playing, there was a player in on lots of stops. That player was Hinton, who has a hardnosed, lunch pail type mentality when it comes to playing the game. UTSA, Texas State and Maryland were a few of his other options. 

Brown Joins the Dawgs
Coming off a nice performance at the Houston Nike Football Training Camp, Katy offensive lineman Derek Brown seemed like he wanted to take his time in choosing a college. Well, after a visit to Louisiana Tech, that changed quickly…

"committed to the up and coming LOUISIANA TECH!!!," Brown said via twitter.

And while the big lineman thought that his future on the college level would be on the defensive side, Brown said that La Tech wants him for offense. 

"La Tech really stuck with me. The coaches were honest and I loved the energy and atmosphere there," Brown said.


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