2016 four-star WR adds Irish offer

Sophomore wide receiver Reggie Hemphill of Manvell (Texas) High added an Irish offer on Thursday when Irish assistant Kerry Cooks liked what he saw in person.

Keeping with the trend of Texas, Notre Dame offered a pair of four-star sophomore teammates from Manvell, Texas on Thursday - wide receiver Reggie Hemphill and safety Deontay Anderson.

For Hemphill, the recruiting process has sped up quickly in a short amount of time.

"I really couldn't tell you too much about any of the schools on my list right now," Hemphill said. "I'm going to do a lot of research. It started off with me just having two offers, and all of a sudden, they just started coming in."

Irish assistant Kerry Cooks was in Texas on Thursday, and he stopped by Manvell to take in a spring workout.

"After practice is when I found out I had the offer," Hemphill said. "I was getting a lot of stuff in the mail from them, so I knew the interest was there. I don't really know much about Notre Dame, other than they wear gold helmets."

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound wide receiver is up to 12 offers, including LSU, Maryland, Michigan State, Ole Miss, UNC, Oklahoma, Texas and Texas A&M.

This spring Manvell visited Texas and Texas A&M, and this summer he plans to visit Baylor, Texas Tech and Texas A&M.

Though Hemphill doesn't have any favorites, he named Maryland, Texas, and Texas A&M as the programs he's established the strongest relationship with thus far.

"I want to play in a pro-style offense where the ball gets thrown a lot," Manvell said. "I'm also going to pay attention to what quarterback that schools recruit for my class."

Manvell said location won't play a factor in his decision, as he's "not one to get homesick."

As a sophomore in 2013, Hemphill had 587 yards and scored 10 touchdowns to earn First Team 22-5A All-District honors.

"I spread the field well and go up for jump balls," Manvell said. "I have a 4.4 in the forty-yard dash, and I have a 34-inch vertical. I catch with my hands and make plays."

Hemphill also runs track, competing in the 4x2 and 4x4 relays for Manvell.

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