As the spring progresses, we're starting to see more commitments from athletes in the state's 2015 class.
The 6-foot-4, 260-pounder has experience as an offensive guard, tight end, and defensive tackle for Plano. His best spot is guard, but given Baylor's recent tradition of overly massive guards such as Cyril Richardson, Tecklenburg may slide to center for the Bears, he told BearsIllustrated.com. Tecklenburg picked Baylor over offers from Arkansas State, Connecticut, Nevada, North Texas, SMU, Texas Tech, Tulsa, UTSA, and Wake Forest. His father played at Texas Tech.
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Elliott enters his fourth season as Celina's starting quarterback this fall with more than 5,000 passing yards and almost 1,500 rushing yards in his career, which includes a 30-6 record.
The third commitment of the week came from South Grand Prairie 2015 athlete Tony Nicholson, who committed to Arizona State during a Saturday visit in Tempe. Nicholson, who plays quarterback for South Grand Prairie but has been recruited as a receiver and cornerback, will be a receiver for the Sun Devils.
Nicholson threw for 628 yards and ran for 622 yards while recording 17 total touchdowns as a junior in 2013. Nicholson listed a top five, in order, earlier in the week of Arizona State, Duke, Baylor, Kansas State, and Ole Miss, but the visit pushed the Sun Devils over the top. Nicholson also held offers from Colorado State, Indiana, Iowa,Mississippi State, North Carolina, San Diego State, Texas Tech, UTSA, and Washington State.
Here's a recap of the offers that went out in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex from April 14-20:
Dakota Laws, 2015 OL, Denton Ryan -- the first offer arrived this past Monday for Laws, who picked up an FCS offer from Abilene Christian.
Ryan Agnew, 2015 QB, Southlake Carroll -- another first offer came in Tuesday for Agnew, who got one from Houston. Agnew had a monster junior season in 2013, throwing for more than 3,100 yards and rushing for more than 1,250 with 51 total touchdowns.
Landis Durham, 2015 LB, Plano East -- Texas Tech and Baylor offered Durham on Tuesday to give the 6-foot-3, 228-pound linebacker 13 total offers.
Madison Akamnonu, 2015 OT, Arlington Bowie -- Bowie head coach Danny DeArman announced early in the week that Arizona State offered Akamnonu before tweeting Wednesday that Baylor offered and Friday that Mississippi State offered. Akamnonu, who has 13 offers, has received 10 new offers in the past seven weeks.
Connor Williams, 2015 OL, Coppell -- Texas Tech offered Williams on Wednesday to give him his fifth offer, joining Colorado State, North Texas, TCU, and Wake Forest.
Jared Mayden, 2016 CB, Sachse -- one of the state's top young cornerbacks picked up his eighth offer Wednesday from Houston.
Josh Butler, 2015 CB, West Mesquite -- Arkansas was the latest program to offer Butler, who got the Hogs' call Wednesday to push his growing offer list further into the teens.
Justin McMillan, 2015 QB, Cedar Hill -- McMillan's first FBS offer arrived Thursday from Arkansas State. McMillan led Cedar Hill to the 2013 Class 5A Division II state title with a win over perennial power Katy.
Carlos Strickland, 2015 WR, Dallas Skyline -- Wisconsin offered six players from Texas in the span of a week, punctuated by this one Thursday to Strickland, who Scout.com ranks as the No. 2 receiver in the state's 2015 class.
Niko Small, 2015 S/CB, Arlington Bowie -- the 5-foot-10, 175-pound Small visited Northern Illinois over the weekend and got his fourth offer from the Huskies, who join Louisiana Tech, USM, and Texas State on his list.