Thursday saw a number of Division-II programs vying for a shot at the State 7v7 Championship title. Scout Midlands was on site and picked up recruiting information from some of the day's top prospects...
Plano Prestonwood Christian 2016 receiver Michael Irvin Jr. holds an offer from Miami, and the 6-foot-3, 216-pound prospect says he's also been hearing from Michigan, Georgia, Texas, Texas Tech, Alabama, and Florida State. Irvin Jr. says that Michigan and Georgia are the two recruiting him hardest and could be the next to offer. What's he looking for in a school? "Somewhere I can win."
Irvin's teammate, 2016 running back Ryan Bradberry, missed most of his sophomore season due to injury after going down in October, but says that the rehab process is going well and that he should be cleared by August. The athlete is getting interest from programs and says Oklahoma, Miami, and Florida State are his "top three schools right now."
Argyle 2016 tight end J.C. Chalk is committed to Clemson and said on Thursday that "something crazy would have to happen for me to de-commit." The 6-foot-4, 220-pounder was repping the Tigers on Thursday, decked out in a Clemson t-shirt, straw hat, and socks.
Gilmer 2016 running back/linebacker Demarco Boyd, the younger brother of 2015 four-star cornerback and The Opening participant Kris Boyd, has yet to get his first offer, but said Texas and Florida State have been the schools that have seemed most interested in him. Both schools have offered Kris, who has more than a dozen offers.
La Grange 2015 running back/defensive back Bralon Hutchison said he plans to attend a camp at Baylor on July 18. Hutchison reports offers from Duke, Oregon State, North Texas, Houston, Nevada, and New Mexico.
Under-the-radar Waskom 2015 defensive back Kevin Johnson, who recently got his first offer from FCS-level Northwestern State, is now being recruited by Louisiana-Monroe and could be close to his first FBS offer, according to Waskom head coach Whitney Keeling.
Navasota 2015 receiver/cornerback Jerbrell Lipscomb has a North Texas offer and is hearing from Houston and New Mexico.
Celina quarterback Nathan Elliott is still as high on his decision to attend North Carolina as he was on the day he made it. The connection between he and coach Larry Fedora looks like it will be one that produces great results in the future. Both operate on sort of the underdog mentality, which has worked well for each of them.
Kountze athlete Grayland Arnold will be one to keep an eye on from the 2016 class. After a solid sophomore season as a cornerback, Arnold has caught the eyes of a couple college programs, specifically Baylor. He looks to catch up with them again soon.
Annabel Stephan, Gabe Brooks, and Ahmard Vital contributed to this report.