Houston Notebook (7/9/14)

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

B1G Time Commitment for Mays
After a solid junior season and equally good spring through the camp circuit, Kinkaid wide receiver Sam Mays picked up several offers from BYU, Memphis, Houston and Louisiana Tech. But earlier this week, he decided to take his talents to Big 10 country.

“I'll be playing college football at the University of Illinois #illini #AGTG #untouchables #orangeandblue,” Mays said via twitter. 

The 6-foot-4, 180-pound Mays is the second Lone Star State receiver to head to Illinois in this recruiting class, with A.D. Miller from Bishop Dunne in Dallas being the other.

Houston at The Opening
There’s no doubt the state of Texas was well represented at The Opening in Oregon this week. For the Houston area, several players were invited including Clear Lake tight end Jordan Davis, Lamar cornerback Holton Hill, Cy Ridge receiver Kemah Siverand, Marshall defensive back Kendall Sheffield, West Orange Stark safety Deionte Thompson and junior Deontay Anderson from Manvel. Though still early in the process, most of the guys seemed to have shown well. One has even been mentioned as a Day 1 Top 10 Defensive selection.

Holton Hill - Cornerback, Houston (Tex.) Lamar
Hill is a long corner with the ability to change directions and recover. He's a good natural athlete and looks like he still has room to fill out and get stronger, but he was active in taking reps and impressed during the ones he took. – Allen Trieu, Scout.com National Analyst 

Check with the Scout.com national site for all coverage from The Opening.

Add the Dawgs
Even while being out of town during a somewhat quiet period for recruiting, a family member of Kendall Sheffield informed Scout.com that the five-star cornerback was offered by Georgia early Tuesday.

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