Recruiting Trail: Area hoop stars commit, football star flips, No. 1 recruit makes decision?
Sitting behind a table, Eddie Lampkin got emotional.
In front of him were five bags. Each with a school the four-star recruit was considering as his next stop after his playing days at Morton Ranch High School are over. On the bags were TCU, Texas A&M, Arkansas, Seton Hall and WKU logos.
While wiping tears away from his eyes, Lampkin unzipped his black jacket to reveal a TCU t-shirt, while his parents pulled off their sweaters and jackets to reveal the same. Lampkin pulled on a purple TCU hat and threw up the hand signal for the Horned Frogs, officially pledging his talents to TCU.
"When my brother and I started out, everybody doubted us," Lampkin said while wiping tears away. "We just wanted to show them that we could do it."
Lampkin's teammate LJ Cryer verballed to Baylor University earlier this summer, making Morton Ranch one of the most talent-rich boys basketball teams in Houston heading into the 2019 season.
Coleman Commits to Texas
The Texas Longhorns got another one from Houston.
The pipeline from H-Town to the 40 acres continued on Friday as Atascocita's Elyssa Coleman verbally committed to Texas via Twitter.
"First, I just want to thank God for blessing me with this opportunity to play at the next level," Coleman tweeted.
110% COMMITTED 🧡🖤 #HookEmpic.twitter.com/SuuecHNJFb
— elyssa coleman🦒 (@elyssa_marianna) September 20, 2019
Coleman is amongst the best girls basketball players in the city heading into the 2019 season. Coleman will be a key piece to Atascocita returning to the Region III-6A tournament.
When it happens it sends shockwaves, especially when a player flips from one school to a rival program.
Even though they don't play each other anymore, Texas and Texas A&M are still rivals. And despite they don't face off on the gridiron, the two programs still compete in the recruiting war, in which the Longhorns got a victory on Friday.
Fort Bend Austin WR Troy Omeire flipped from his original commitment to the Aggies to the Longhorns on Friday, giving Texas another big-time receiver from Houston. Omeire's tweet had 650 retweets and more than 3,400 likes at one point.
to coach craig and all my a&m fans i truly appreciate your support throughout my commitment but i will be continuing my journey at the university of texas #hookem 🤘🏾 pic.twitter.com/eF7whfI0mw
— booch (@troyomeire) September 20, 2019
Evans Makes Decision?
Apparently the decision is in for Zach Evans.
The nation's No.1 running back from North Shore tweeted on Friday "I've decided". What does that mean? Well, one could read into it the obvious that Evans has made his decision into where he will play college football. When that decision will be made public though is a mystery.
Evans released his Top 5 back on May 28. In that grouping was Ohio State, Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma and Georgia. Scrolling through his recent visits, Evans was in Georgia on June 29 and Evans tweeted on August 1 that he had received an official offer from the Bulldogs.