Recruiting Notes from The Opening Houston

Apr. 7 -- Scout has some in-depth recruiting notes on OT Stephan Zabié, CB/S Adam Beck and ATH/LB Patrick Queen from The Opening Houston...

Stephan Zabié, a 6-foot-5, 290-pound offensive tackle from Austin (Texas) Westlake was one of the top offensive linemen in attendance and he is a prospect who is new to the game as well with only one year of playing experience, which makes his upside even higher as he will likely be an even more dominant player.

"Last year was actually my first year playing football," Zabié said. "It was a  great year playing against the best competition from the state of Texas and playing in the state championship game." 

Zabié has reeled in double digit offers, but it was offers from schools like Texas A&M and Oklahoma that have grabbed his early eye. 

"Texas A&M and Oklahoma," Zabié reported on his current favorites from his offer list. He then went on to explain it was the relationships that he was building with A&M OL coach Jim Turner and OU OL coach Bill Bedenbaugh that has started to separate those two particular programs. 

Zabié specifically mentioned UCLA and USC as schools that he would like to be able to consider if they were to offer.  

Note: Since the camp's conclusion Zabié has picked up an offer from Baylor.

One prospect who caught everyone's eye in the defensive backfield was Adam Beck, a 6-foot-2, 180-pounder from Richmond (Texas) George Ranch. Beck is one who has the skillset of a cornerback, but the size of a safety.

"I have most of my offers to play safety," Beck confirmed on Sunday. "But there are some schools out there that do want me to play cornerback." 

Beck has pulled down some nice offers to add to his scholarship total, mentioning schools like Texas Tech in the Big 12 and Houston in the American Athletic Conference.

But he still has some other major schools in the region showing him solid interest and could end up being a factor in any number of top-tier schools signing efforts by the time his recruitment has finished.

"I have coach Clay Jennings at Texas and coach Paul Gonzales at TCU -- both still showing a high interest," Beck answered when asked if there were any offers out there still that could be potential game changer offers in his recruitment. 

Beck and his George Ranch teammates captured a state championship in 2015 and he had an interception in the game. 

Winning the linebacker MVP award was LSU commitment Patrick Queen, a 6-foot-1, 200-pounder from Livonia (La.).

Queen says that he was concentrating on playing defense in the camp, because that is the spot where the Tigers have recruited him to play on the next level, and judging his pre-camp comments he was probably ecstatic to win the MVP award.  

"I just want to come out here and show everyone that I can get it done on the defensive side of the ball," the Scout four-star athlete reported. "I want to do the best thing I can for my high school team, whether it is playing running back or defense, but here I want to show that I have the ability to play linebacker at a high level."

Queen attended the camp with friend Dylan Moses who was at one time and LSU commitment who was recruiting Queen to join him in Baton Rouge, now those roles have reversed and Queen is now working on Moses to jump back into the fold and join him in the future Tigers' LB corps. 

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