Two To Watch

This Defensive End and Safety were just visited this week by coaches and have been told that offers could be on the way.

Right in the thick of the open recruiting period, Texas State is extending offers, evaluating kids who are offer candidates and getting their eyes for the first time on some recruits while blazing the recruiting trail.

The latter is where Erick Fowler and Patrick Sneed of Manor High School fall.

Fowler is a 6'3" 215lb d-end prospect for the 2016 class and the staff is very close to offering.

"It's going good. I talked to Coach Washington on Monday. He came down to watch us practice. He told me he's going to make sure that I get an offer. I didn't even think he was here for me. It caught me by surprise," said Fowler.

His only offer at the moment is from UCLA of the PAC 12. One day his Head Coach told him to give the UCLA staff a call. He spoke with them and they told him he had a full 4 year ride.

Erick did have an uncle graduate from Texas State, so he knows about the university, but the coaches do want him to tour the campus and meet some players and people in the program.

He'll line up this fall at Middle LB for the Mustangs, but Texas State likes him at D-End. He has good size already and a frame to easily add 20-25lbs by the time he steps foot onto a college campus. With his hand held time of 4.58 and laser of 4.65 40 times, he could wreak havoc coming off the edge with his speed.

With Manor only being 45 minutes to 1 hour away from campus, that's something that does have his attention, but Fowler knows exactly what he wants from a college program.

"I really want to go to a school and take care of my grades. Football comes second. Play where I know I'm going to get a good education and then get on the field. Know that I'm going to progress as a student and be that player at the same time. I like Texas State it's not too far from home, only an hour or two."

Teammate and 2015 defensive back Patrick Sneed has also been eyed by the staff.

"Coach Washington came to spring practice. I've been talking to him. He said he really liked me and how I practice. That I'm a good fit at safety. He was saying that hopefully they'll offer me. He told me to try and get out to their camp this summer," said Sneed.

He hasn't landed his first offer yet, but along with Texas State, North Texas has started to show recent interest in the 5'10.5" 180lb DB.

Similar to Fowler, Sneed is somewhat familiar with the Bobcats. On a school activity he attended a Texas State football game last season and he liked what he saw.

"I'm interested, I liked it when I went down there," said Sneed.

Patrick prides himself on being a hard worker, a vocal leader on the field, and because of his abilities, making those around him better. Those are reasons why the Texas State Coaching Staff likes him at safety.

This summer it'll be his goal to get out onto the camp circuit and he hopes that will help get his name out there even more. Time will tell if the staff does turn both from prospects into targets.

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