Huhn Follows in Brother's Footsteps

Last season, Shane Huhn helped Cibolo Steele to a state championship before heading off to UTEP.

If the Knights make a similar move this year, expect his younger brother, Erik Huhn, to receive even more recruiting attention. Erik, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound safety, has overcome a knee injury to become a fixture in the Steele defensive backfield, right next to fellow 2013 prospect Jordan Sterns. The duo combined for three interceptions, with Huhn catching two of them, in Steele's last game, against Austin High.

We were just reading the ball well," Huhn said. "The coaches put us in the right position and we just made plays like we were taught to do. We game-planned really well and we executed it."

Huhn has been a key part of the Steele gameplan since rebounding from his knee injury.

"I feel great, right at 100 percent," Huhn said. "There aren't any problems at all, and each game, it just keeps getting better. I think it's going to be a good season for us."

That Erik would have a strong season doesn't come as a surprise, with Shane serving as one of the key parts of last season's title run.

"Shane taught me everything," Erik said. "He taught me how to play, he taught me the little stuff, just everything."

But while Shane was the first, Erik might be the better prospect. He's bigger than his brother, and is receiving more early recruiting attention. Erik has gotten mail from Notre Dame, Michigan, Iowa, Baylor, New Mexico, and of course, UTEP.

Huhn said he would start to focus on recruiting after his junior season.

"My mind's on the season right now, on trying to win another title," Huhn said. "But I like UTEP, just because my brother goes there."

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