Recruiting

Daily update: U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Below are notes and recruiting tidbits from Wednesday during the preparation for the 2005 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, which will kickoff at Noon on Saturday at the Alamodome in San Antonio.Expect nearly a dozen players participating in the 2005 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, and possibly even Alief’s Martellus Bennett, to offer their verbal commitment live on NBC on the sideline…

Daily update: U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Below are notes and recruiting tidbits from Tuesday during the preparation for the 2005 U.S. Army All-American Bowl (including a top WR now favoring Texas), which will kickoff at Noon on Saturday at the Alamodome in San Antonio.Expect nearly a dozen players participating in the 2005 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, including Alief’s Martellus Bennett, to offer their verbal commitment live…

Daily update: U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Below are notes and recruiting tidbits from Monday during the preparation for the 2005 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, which will kickoff at Noon on Saturday at the Alamodome in San Antonio.Expect nearly a dozen players participating in the 2005 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, including Alief’s Martellus Bennett, to offer their verbal commitment live on NBC on the sideline during the…

CaliFlorida Bowl featured Texan Ward

The sixth-annual CaliFlorida Bowl last night in Miami between all-stars from California and Florida featured a defensive back labeled as one of the top prospects in Texas entering the 2004 season: Clarence Ward.The travels of Ward from Texas to Florida this past fall rivaled that in 2003 of one Geoffrey Nixon (see below).A 6-1, 175-pound defensive back formerly at La…

2005 Bayou Bowl rosters and facts

Below are the rosters for the third-annual Bayou Bowl between graduating all-stars from Texas and Louisiana and set for an 8 PM kickoff on Saturday from Stallworth Stadium in Baytown.The architect of the Bayou Bowl is Baytown Lee coach Dick Olin, who served as head coach of the Texas all-stars last season and annually is the organizer of the game,…

Ex-Beaumont QB now with Red Sox

Former Beaumont West Brook standout quarterback Chip Ambres is making perhaps one last effort to reach the major leagues, this time as a non-roster invitee of the World Champion Boston Red Sox.The 25-year old Ambres, who graduated from West Brook in 1998 – in the same class as New Caney quarterback Adam Dunn, signed with Texas A&M before being drafted…

2005 Kicking Challenge just ahead at A&M

The fifth-annual Lone Star Kicking Challenge, the premier competition event for Texas high school kickers, will return to College Station this summer. The one-day event for high school kickers, punters and deep snappers, will be held Friday, July 8 on the Texas A&M football practice fields.More than 100 kicking specialists have attended the event each year since 2001 with many…

SPARQ Combine coming to TCU

Texas high school football prospects in the Class of 2006 are invited to an exclusive event on Saturday on the campus of TCU in Fort Worth. The NIKE SPARQ Combine at TCU is an opportunity to get standardized testing in a professional setting. This combine is FREE of charge for participants. Seniors-to-be (Class of 2006) and underclassmen looking to showcase…

Tandem of All-Star games upcoming

A tandem of all-star games are upcoming in early June (see complete rosters below) after last weekend’s pair of all-star games in San Antonio and Corpus Christi.The inaugural West Texas Football Classic will kickoff at 7 PM on June 4 from Lowrey Field in Lubbock. The all-star game will benefit players who have suffered permanent severe injuries in high school…

Texas High School Signings: Class of 2005

Prospects that have offered verbal commitments to Texas colleges:PlayerHT, WT40Pos.High SchoolBAYLOR BEARSJustin Akers6-5, 2104.8TEDeer ParkMikail Baker6-0, 1754.45WRDallas SkylineThad Boatner6-8, 2855.1OLHamiltonShon Brown6-0, 2204.7LBWacoTrey Bryant6-2, 3084.9DLRichardson BerknerDavid Gettis6-3, 1904.45WRLos Angeles DorseyCorey Gindratt6-0, 1654.6DB-WRAmarillo Palo DuroJordan Hearvey6-4, 2545.3OLRichardsonAntonio Jones6-1, 2154.6LBDallas LincolnJordan Lake6-1, 1984.6SSHouston MemorialJason Lamb6-5, 2304.8TERichardson BerknerMatt Lott6-4, 2905.0OLPearl River (Miss.) CCLeQuantum McDonald6-3, 2154.6DEWacoJoe Pawelek6-0, 2104.7LBSmithson ValleyDan Sherwood6-6, 2404.7TEAmarilloCarl Sims5-9, 1654.5DBWacoCordney Smith6-2, 2154.5RBDuncanvilleBlake…