Recruiting: OSU Is The Early Favorite

We had a short but informative conversation Monday afternoon with linebacker Stephen Maeweather of Houston (Sharpstown), Texas. The 6-3, 215-pound standout repeated on the All-District team this season. This year he was first team All District 21-4A at linebacker after earning the District Newcomer of the Year honors in 20-4A in 2007.

Maeweather had 94 total tackles with five sacks this past season, after running up 76 tackles, 4 sacks, 2 interceptions, and 5 fumble recoveries as a sophomore.

The most exciting thing we found out was that Maeweather has Oklahoma State as his leading school so far in recruiting. He told us that before we found out that he is playing playoff basketball Monday night as the Sharpstown Apollos open bi-district play against Houston Wheatley.

"Recruiting is going just fine so far," said Maeweather. "I've heard from Oklahoma State, OU, TCU, U-of-H (Houston), Texas Tech, Baylor, Nebraska, Missouri, and a few others. Oklahoma State is my number one school right now. I like them a lot and I can't wait to go check it out."

He added that he has offers from TCU, Houston, Texas Tech, and Baylor so far with more definitely on the way. It was about that time in the conversation when I asked him how basketball was going and he said, "We play tonight at 7:30 at Delmar Stadium (Fieldhouse) against Wheatley," said Maeweather. "It is the first game in the playoffs."

Maeweather uses his 6-3 size and natural strength along with his quickness (4.6 in the forty) to succeed as an undersized post player in an up-tempo offense. He is averaging 9.6 points and 4.8 rebounds a game for the Apollos.

Like many juniors he is not in any hurry and says he will check out his favorite schools as soon as things slow down. He added again that he would start by checking out Oklahoma State. The Cowboys have also offered Maeweather's teammate, standout quarterback and athlete Sam Carter.

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