HOU Notebook (6/18/14) – 2016 Edition

Scout.com has had lots of activity in the Midlands region. Today, we look at a few recruiting notes from the 2016 athletes in the Greater Houston area from last week and the early portions of this current week.

First 2016 for In-State Schools
There are several firsts at play for Beaumont Central athlete Devwah Whaley. First, on June 13, he reported that Texas had offer, which was the first offer to go out to a 2016 back. And with that, he was also the first 2016 player to be offered by Charlie Strong in the Golden Triangle. Two days later, Whaley reported that Texas A&M had offered as well. And this too was the first 2016 offer out to a running back. His offer list is growing to double digits, and already have some solid Top 25 programs in pursuit.

Anderson #GOTOPEN
It's tough enough to get an invite if you are a top incoming senior. So when word got out that Manvel defensive back Deontay Anderson got an invite to The Opening, which is a pretty big deal. He made a statement via twitter:

— Blessed & honored to get invited to @TheOpening2014 as a underclassmen✔️��... HEADED TO Oregon—

Plenty of followers (fans and media alike) weighed in with congratulations. Anderson, who pulled in well over 20 offers this off season, has been touring a number of out-of-state programs in the south.  

The Wilder Call
It was his first offer and to date the only one. Perhaps that was one of the key reasons to Katy defensive back Collin Wilder calling the Texas Tech coaches to inform them that he wanted to commit. Wilder was getting looks from the likes of TCU and Nebraska, but the Red Raiders showed him all he needed to make the call. 

Top Schools for Anderson
He already has a couple of offers, but George Ranch running back Darius Anderson made it known that he has a Top 5 going forward. Texas, Kentucky, Texas A&M, Baylor and Oklahoma made his first list. The process should pick up for Anderson as he heads into the summer month with camps and his upcoming junior season. 

A Few Offers…
• Manvel athlete Deriq King was offered by Texas Tech after the camp.
• Macarthur defensive end Isaiah Chambers earned a Texas A&M offer.

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