The Woodlands SQT 7-on-7 Recruiting Briefs

Every Saturday morning for the next couple of weeks the Texas state qualifying tournaments for 7-on-7 take place in various cities. This past weekend, was on hand for the SQT at The Woodlands. In the 16-team competition, two come away with invite to compete for a state championship in College Station in early July. Scout compiled a few recruiting notes while on the scene.

When it was all said and done, Klein and Spring Dekaney earn the two spots for the state tournament. Throughout the day, caught up with some of the college prospects to get a few recruiting notes.

Though they made it out of their pool, the Klein Oak team did not qualify this go around. But we were able to catch up with Oklahoma commits tight end Max Stevenson and defensive end Nathan Hughes. Neither of these guys has been able to make a Sooner camp since giving their verbal agreement, but a trip is planned for Norman for next month.

"We (Stevenson and Hughes) plan to go down to Oklahoma in mid-July. We are not going to work out, but just have some time with the coaches and hang out on campus," Stevenson said.

Hughes echoed the same. One interesting fact that Hughes brought up was what is being said about his projected position. Apparently, there have been some rumblings that he will play interior on the defensive line, but Hughes said otherwise.

"I'm going to Oklahoma to play defensive end, that's it. Some people have been thinking that I will put on weight and play on the inside," Hughes said. "Some are even saying that I will play on the offensive line. No, I am playing defensive end. In fact, the coaches don't want me over 260 pounds."


On the adjacent field, Cy Creek was in play. For Chuck Keeton, he was playing wide receiver on the day because he was fresh off a solid Baylor camp performance playing his projected position of quarterback. And though he was letting his arm rest for Saturday's 7-on-7 tournament, Keeton will be back on the camp scene as soon as Monday, starting with UTEP. Then Rice is on Wednesday. Towards the end of the week, he said that he plans to attend a junior day/camp at Air Force for June 17-18.

Right now, the 6-foot-2, 185-pound dual threat Keeton has offers from Utah State and Memphis


One of the hot teams on the day was the Spring Dekaney team. While many players were integral in the teams success, linebacker Rodney Young was holding his own. And believe that this does his thing on the gridiron in the fall as well. Right now, the 6-foot-2, 195-pound Young (104 tackles) holds offers from Northwestern, UTEP, SE Louisiana and University of Texas-San Antonio. He recently attended the Baylor camp and plans to camp at TCU and Texas A&M as well. 


For Spring High School, wide recover Greg Livingston still awaits the good word for that first offer. The 5-foot-9, 185-pound receiver is still being recruited mainly by SMU, but will camp at UTEP, Texas A&M and possibly Boise State to see if he can turn a few heads. Livingston had over 25 catches for 400 yards and five touchdowns last season.


From Klein Forest quarterback Matt Davis said he was headed to Austin for the Texas camp on Sunday. will likely check in with him soon as see how that fared. Texas Tech has already seen him on campus for a camp and TCU will fall somewhere in the rotation as well. 

On July 18, the 6-foot-1, 198-pound Davis will go to Alabama to check out the Tide. Davis' offer list includes TCU, Texas A&M, Alabama, Tulsa, Baylor, Texas Tech and Iowa State after generating just under 3,000 yards of offense and 38 total touchdowns. 

One of Davis teammates, wide receiver Lewis Williams was in on several of Davis touchdown passes on the day. Williams, who is seeking his first offer, will camp in Michigan on June 19.

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