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Arlington Martin's '14 DE among early UT offers
August 2, 2012By David McNabb of VYPE MAGAZINE - DFW
Arlington Martin DE Myles Garrett is one of approximately a dozen Class of 2014 prospects receiving offers from Texas today _ Aug. 2 _ which is a huge break in tradition for Texas coach Mack Brown. The Longhorns typically have offered recruits on Junior Days following the national signing day.
Texas received its first Class of 2014 commitment from Abilene Cooper WR Lorenzo Joe. Garrett was one of several top state-wide players receiving offers according to Martin coach Bob Wager. Garrett shined at Texas' Junior Day summer camp in June as VYPEDFW reported...
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UT vs. A&M Recruiting Martin's 14 DE begins
AUSTIN _ Myles Garrett, a 6-4, 230-pounder who’ll wowed college coaches during the spring and will blossom into a national recruit. Garrett attended Texas’ One-Day Camp on Sunday _ let the wooing begin. Martin coach Bob Wager, who has had some major college prospects, said Garrett may be the most talented athlete to come through Martin.
Garrett is a defensive end who triple jumps at the Class 5A level. That kind of athleticism screams out to college projections. Texas coaches are evaluating Garrett for the Longhorns’ early ’14 recruiting list. Garrett is setting is camp schedule but appears destined to be quite the Texas and Texas A&M recruiting focal point.
Garrett’s older sister, Brea Garrett won the 2011 5A titles in hurdles and shot put for Martin. She’s on Texas A&M’s track team and Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin is hot on the trail of her little brother. Texas has a commitment for ’13 from Martin’s all-purpose Kyle Hicks, a running back/defensive back who’ll likely play some quarterback for Martin in the upcoming season.
Garrett is pegged to be a replacement for Devonte Fields, a top-rated defensive end who signed with TCU. Fields was nationally recruited last season while Garrett deveoped behind him as a sohomore. Martin also has a fast-rising ’13 defensive end in Chris Odom (6-3,220). He’s the son of 13-year NFL veteran Cliff Odom and the younger brother of Martin’s Clifton Odom who played at Baylor.
Martin’s program is coming off a record-setting season _ finally getting past traditional nemesis Euless Trinity in the state playoffs. Martin lost to Trinity in the regional quarterfinals in 2009 and 2010 before getting past the Trojans last season. Martin lost to eventual 5A Division I state champ Southlake Carroll in the Region I final.
The success has increased Wager’s profile for sure. Wager was a guest speaker for Notre Dame’s spring coaching clinic. Southlake Carroll coach Hal Wasson was a featured speaker for nearly 1,000 coaches at the University of Minnesota this spring as well. The rest of the country pays attention to Texas high school football too.
Another UT One-Day camper was Hanner Shipley (6-4, 250) who transferred from Faith Academy (Six-Man) in Burnet to play at Class 4A Marble Falls. Shipley has played middle school football but the son of 6-5 former Stephen Shipley is projected as am H-Back/Defensive end for Marble Falls with his combination of size and athleticism. Hanner Shipley’s cousins are the standout receivers Jordan and Jaxson Shipley, whose dad Bob Shipley is coach at Brownwood. At the 20th Annual Todd Dodge QB/WR Camp this past week, the Shipley’s left with a couple extra camp t-shirts for Jaxon Shipley and Texas QB David Ash.
Big Baylor Camp Commits
Fort Worth Southwest receiver Robbie Rhodes committed Sunday to Bears coach Art Briles. Irving MacArthur cornerback Taion Sells committed to Baylor as well.
Rhodes (6-1, 185) and Southwest quarterback Wesley Harris combined to set multiple national and state records in a 66-21 homecoming victory over Fort Worth Arlington Heights last season. Rhodes finished with 10 receptions for 394 yards and had TD catches of 68, 20, 53, 48, 74, 32, 41, and 29 yards. The eight receiving TDs ties a national record set by Earvin Johnson of Cathedral High in Los Angeles on Nov. 7, 1998, according to the 2011 edition of the National High School Sports Record Book.
Rhodes' 394 yards is a state single-game mark. Blake Jumonville of Richardson Pearce had the record with 386 in a 2009 game. The 394 yards would rank sixth nationally in the 2011 record book.
The catches were much more Rhodes either out-jumping or out-running any defensive backs rather than bullets by Harris.
Baylor can think Kendal Harris. Texas can think another Kendal Harris who got away. It's been a terrible week for Texas recruiting. The Longhorns lost the commitment of star ’13 athlete Ricky Seals-Jones of Sealy. He de-committed and is considering several other schools. Seals-Jones is saying Texas remains in the mix but SEC schools are circling.
Baylor recruiting under Briles has been a trend-setter with roving camps. Briles started having regional one-day camps while at Houston. They’ve been ultra-successful for Baylor as well. A&M’s Sumlin has started them as well. A&M hosted a camp at DeSoto earlier this week before its campus camp Saturday.