Randle leads talented Clear Springs team

There are new high schools popping up on a yearly basis in the Houston area and Clear Springs, which borders Friendswood, Clear Brook and Clear Creek high schools may be as talented as any led by a standout sophomore class. Burnt Orange Beat stopped by Clear Springs this week to visit with their head coach and see its prospects up close.

The newest Clear Creek I.S.D. school may well be the most talented. Clear Springs High went 5-5 in their inaugural varsity season and the 2009 season could be the first in the 5A playoffs with a bevy of talented players retuning off a team that didn't have a senior.

Leading the way will be one of the top 2011 prospects in the state in linebacker/running back Trevon Randle. At 6-2 and 205-pounds with legit 4.6 speed, Randle has the size to go with the ability to run that college programs covet. In 2008, Randle recorded 121 tackles, two blocked field goals and one fumble recovery that he returned 82 yards.

Randle is not just a talented defender, but will likely be the leading rusher for the Chargers after scoring three touchdowns as a sophomore as well as four kickoff returns for 93 yards. Clear Springs head coach Clint Hartman says his standout sophomore will be recruited by all of the heavyweights and attended the Texas spring game on Sunday.

"Trevon is one of those guys that will be recruited by Texas, Oklahoma and other programs on that level," Hartman said. "We feel like he is special."

Joining Randle in a very impressive 2011 class is shutdown corner Sam Richardson, safety turned linebacker Donnie Baggs, defensive end Keishe Wilcox, offensive tackle Deshon Gray and receiver Dimitri Donald.

Richardson, 5-8, 170, has special coverage skills with terrific feet, balance, fluid hip turn and quickness and recovery skills to go with ball skills. Richardson recorded 56 tackles, four interceptions, five blocked kicks and one fumble recovery as well as 11 catches for 98 yards and a score in spot duty at slot receiver.

Baggs is a 6-2, 200-pound long armed defender that played safety in 2008, but will make the move to linebacker as a junior. Baggs, who attended the Texas spring game on Sunday, used his 4.65 speed to record 29 tackles, one interception and a fumble recovery as a sophomore.

Defensive end Keishe Wilcox was both active and disruptive as a sophomore racking up 67 tackles; three sacks and two fumble recoveries along with two touchdown catches at tight end. The 6-2, 215-pounder joined Randle and Baggs at the Longhorn's spring game.

Joining the talented sophomore class at Clear Springs is a junior class in the same conversation that was beefed up with the recent transfer of DeChe' Milburn of Sierra Vista in Arizona. The 5-11, 170-pounder is close to being offered by Arizona and Arizona State and will play outside receiver and return kicks for his hometown Clear Springs. Milburn moved to Arizona from the League City area (Clear Creek High) his freshman season.

Joining Milburn is speedy receiver James Cunningham. The 6-0, 175-pound jet with legit 4.45 speed hauled in 38 receptions for 444 yards as a junior.

Along with Milburn and Cunningham, corner/safety Dominique Guest (6-0, 185, 4.57), safety/outside linebacker Khary Alexcee (5-10, 185, 4.59), defensive tackle Jose Bochas (6-1, 265, 5.0) are all receiving D-I attention.


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