Lake Travis starter Bo Edmundson is one of a number of Class of 2023 quarterback prospects throughout Texas high school football gaining a lot of interest from Power Five programs. Edmunson received a pair of scholarship offers from Big 12 programs after helping lead the Cavaliers to a 2-0 start.
The junior was offered by West Virginia shortly after Edmundson and Lake Travis beat Arlington Martin 40-28 in their season opener, and he was extended another offer by the Kansas Jayhawks after the Cavaliers downed Converse Judson in a dominant 52-20 Week 2 win.
“I settled in a little later than I wanted to, but our defense ended up holding them and we put 52 on ’em so that’s pretty crazy,” Edmundson said after throwing for 120 yards and a touchdown in three quarters of work against Judson. “We’re fighters. We lost in the first round last year, so who knew how we were going to do this year or how we were going to come out and I think we’ve proved a lot of people wrong.”
Edmunson started Lake Travis’ final five games of the 2020 season as a sophomore and was named the District 26-6A Newcomer of the Year after throwing for 1,409 yards, 17 touchdowns and two interceptions on 91-of-134 passing. Through two games this season, he’s thrown for 371 yards, three touchdowns and one interception on 36-of-71 passing.
The offers from the Jayhawks and Mountaineers represent Edmunson’s first since mid-May when he drew official offers from Kentucky, Michigan State and Utah. His latest two Big 12 offers give the Lake Travis signal caller 11 total DI offers according to 247 Sports.
Edmundson and Lake Travis, the 17th-ranked team nationally in SBLive’s Power 25, return to the field for a marquee road game against Rockwall, the No. 9 team in SBLive’s Texas Top 50 rankings, at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
STONY POINT RB CAMERON COOK OFFERED BY FIRST POWER FIVE PROGRAM
Round Rock Stony Point junior running back Cameron Cook made a splash when he earned his first DI scholarship offer.
Cook received an official offer from Utah on Wednesday, which represented the first offer extended to him from a Power Five program too. It also comes on the heels of a snagging a game invite to Texas on Sunday.
Cook ran for 615 yards and two touchdowns on 89 carries in six games as a sophomore in 2020. This season he’s rushed for 269 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries through two games for the Tigers.
Cook and Stoney Point (1-1) will be back in action to face Austin Del Valle (0-2) at 7 p.m. Friday at home.
SHINER’S DALTON BROOKS DRAWS OFFERS FROM BUCKEYES, WOLVERINES
Shiner two-way standout Dalton Brooks stood out this week by collecting offers from programs on both sides of the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry.
Brooks, a junior wide receiver and defensive back that helped lead the Comanches to the Class 2A Division I state championship in 2020, picked up an offer from the Wolverines four days after Shiner’s season-opening 21-6 win over Hallettsville.
He earned an offer from the Buckeyes on Wednesday shortly after the Commanches’ 41-7 rout of Blanco.
Michigan and Ohio State represented the second and third Big Ten offers for Brooks, who has seen his recruitment take off since the end of a sensational sophomore season that ended with a state title, District 13-2A DI MVP honors and a Texas Sports Writers Association 2A First Team All-State selection as a utility player.
He’s now picked up seven Power Five offers since the beginning of the summer after landing offers from Auburn and Wisconsin in mid-to-late August and Louisville, Miami and Oklahoma during a three-day period in late June.
Brooks now has 18 DI offers while his brother, senior defensive tackle Doug Brooks, currently holds offers from Army, Colorado State, Houston and UTSA.
Dalton Brooks recorded 1,059 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns on 86 carries, 346 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns on 10 receptions, 98 tackles, six TFL and eight pass breakups as a sophomore in 2020.
Doug Brooks tallied 108 tackles, 22 TFL, eight sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery as a junior in 2020.
The Brooks brothers and Shiner (2-0) will be back in action at home against 3A Davenport (2-0) at 7:30 p.m. Friday
BELL DE MARC HERNANDEZ COMMITS TO WEST POINT
Hurst Bell senior defensive lineman Marc Hernandez announced his commitment to Army on Sunday becoming the latest Texas commit to join the Black Knights.
Hernandez became the ninth Class of 2022 Texas high school football standout to verbally commit to play football for Army, which currently represents nearly half of the program’s 19-player recruiting class.
Bell’s veteran defensive lineman committed to the Black Knights after also receiving offers from Air Force and FCS power Furman.
Hernandez, a third-year defensive starter for the Blue Raiders, racked up a combined 73 tackles, nine TFL, two sacks and a forced fumble during his sophomore and junior seasons.
Hernandez and Bell (0-2) will look for their first win of the season when they travel to face Keller (2-0) at 7 p.m. Thursday in their final non-district contest.
SOUTH OAK CLIFF DEFENSIVE DUO RECEIVES DI OFFERS
Two defensive standouts at South Oak Cliff collected DI offers this week.
Sophomore linebacker Jamyri Cauley and junior cornerback Malik Muhammad each picked up big offers following their team’s first game of the season, a 42-27 loss to Duncanville, after the Bears’ season opener was canceled due to COVID-19.
Cauley earned an offer from SMU on Wednesday, his second DI offer overall and first since an official offer from Kansas in October 2020.
Cauley, a 6-foot-2 athlete who also plays wide receiver, tallied seven tackles defensively and 117 receiving yards and two touchdowns on three catches in a strong season-opening performance. He should continue to drum up interest on the recruiting trail as a key two-way contributor for the Bears moving forward.
Muhammad also recorded seven tackles in the Bears’ season debut against Duncanville, but picked up a pair of Big Ten offers on back-to-back days afterward.
The junior safety was officially offered by Michigan State on Tuesday and Wisconsin on Thursday, representing sixth and seventh Big Ten offers overall. He also added a Mississippi State offer, his 11th from an SEC program, to his collection Thursday to bring his total for the week to three.
Muhammad has now garnered more than 40 DI offers including three dozen from teams in Power Five conferences and 29 overall offers since the end of last season. He amassed 23 tackles and six pass breakups during seven games as a sophomore in 2020.
Cauley, Muhammad and South Oak Cliff (1-1) will look for a rebound performance at home when they face Dallas Spruce (1-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
WESTLAKE’S JADEN GREATHOUSE GARNERS ANOTHER POWER FIVE OFFER
Austin Westlake junior tight end Jaden Greathouse added to an impressive collection of DI offers this week when Miami officially extended him an offer Wednesday.
Greathouse’s offer from the Hurricanes represents his first from an ACC program and his second overall offer this year after receiving one from Penn State in late January. He was also previously offered by Arkansas, Baylor, Oklahoma and Texas between his freshman and sophomore seasons at Westlake.
Greathouse, a third-year starter, will likely become a familiar sight for ACC football fans and scouts on the receiving end of passes from senior quarterback and Clemson commit Cade Klubnik.
He earned District 25-6A’s Co-Newcomer of the Year award and helped the Chaparrals capture the 6A DII state championship as a freshman in 2019 and was tabbed a unanimous all-district pick at receiver and helped lead Westlake to the 6A DI state title as a sophomore.
The Chaps’ star tight end combined to make 116 receptions for 1,860 yards and 23 touchdowns through two seasons as a freshman and sophomore.
Greathouse’s junior campaign has gotten off to a hot start too. He’s boasting a team-high 174 receiving yards and a touchdown on nine catches, including three receptions for 68 yards in his team’s 34-14 victory over Euless Trinity this past weekend.
Greathouse and Austin Westlake (2-0) — the No. 4 team nationally in SBLive’s Power 25 and top-ranked squad in SBLive’s Texas Top 50 — will aim to keep rolling in their non-district finale against Mansfield Summit (1-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Mary-Hardin Baylor’s Crusader Stadium in Belton.
FLOUR BLUFF’S DYLAN SHAW INVITED ON BAYLOR, CINCINNATI CAMPUS VISITS
Few offensive line recruits throughout the state are receiving more attention from DI programs than Corpus Christi Flour Bluff junior offensive tackle Dylan Shaw.
Shaw — a 6-foot-4, 290-pound lineman who starts at right tackle — is Flour Bluff’s second highly-recruited O-line standout joining senior left tackle Johnny Dickinson, a Virginia Tech commit.
Shaw has been the focus of several high-profile collegiate programs in the wake of the Hornets’ season-opening 39-14 win against Beeville Jones and Week 2 shutout victory over Laredo Alexander.
The junior offensive tackle watched Air Force, Houston and Texas A&M all boost their recruiting efforts geared toward him within the past week.
Additionally, Shaw received invitations to Baylor’s game against Texas Southern and Cincinnati’s game against Murray State on Saturday.
Shaw received his first DI offer from UTSA over the summer and will be a name to continue to monitor as the season progresses and his stock continues to climb.