Recruiting: Maeweather To Attend Junior Day

We were curious and were having a hard time trying to find the result on the Texas high school regional playoff basketball game between Houston Sharpstown and Houston Wheatley on Monday night. We cut our conversation short that afternoon with standout Sharpstown Apollos linebacker Stephen Maeweather because he was starting in the game that night.

The bad news is the Apollos lost, but the good news is that will allow Maeweather time to focus on football and track and some time to check out some of the schools that are recruiting him, including Oklahoma State. It was a tough loss for Maeweather, who was averaging nearly 12 points a game in hoops.

"We lost by six," said the 6-3, 215-pound Maeweather. "We had the lead almost the entire game and they beat us in the fourth quarter. Now I'm going to get ready for football."

Not entirely a bad thing as he will be looking to make it three years in a row on the all-district team and he is part of a talented senior class at Sharpstown that could go aways in the 4A playoffs next fall.

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. This past fall he had 94 total tackles with 5 sacks after running up 76 tackles, 4 sacks, 2 interceptions, and 5 fumble recoveries as a sophomore.

Maeweather has Oklahoma State as his leading school so far in recruiting. "I'm going to try and make it to their Junior Day on Saturday. My mom is going." said Maeweather.

"Oklahoma State is my number one school right now. I like them a lot and I can't wait to go check it out. They tell me things that I want to hear, like about academics."

Maeweather said he is looking at majoring in something in the medical profession but he hasn't decided just what exactly. He also said he is looking at taking his time in recruiting unless he finds something that is exactly the right fit.

In the meantime, the football weight room awaits where he plans on getting a lot stronger and then running track as well this spring to work on his speed.

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