Randy Masters exploded onto the recruiting scene.
He was shot out of cannon in the second quarter of the Class 5A state title game on a kick return that took Denton Ryan off guard and helped give the Shadow Creek Sharks their first-ever state title in a 28-22 win at Arlington's AT&T Stadium.
As they say, it's been gravy ever since.
The news of Masters' combination of a 6-foot-1 frame and track explosiveness started to run through recruiting circles across the country as schools from LSU to Oregon would offer the Class of 2022 star.
But it's Baylor who has gotten his early commitment.
"I chose Baylor because it's close to home," he said. "The plan they have for me goes right with my future. I think they will help me get to my ultimate goal and that is to make it to the NFL. I want to be the CeeDee (Lamb) 2.0."
Masters had over 350 yards receiving in 2019 and was a second-team, all-district selection as a sophomore.
Baylor is also a comfortable landing spot as he is familiar with their players.
"My QB Kyron Drones will be there and so will my teammate Seth Jones, who is also a receiver," he said. "That makes it feel ever more like home."
VYPE highlights five sports figures from Lamar Consolidated ISD in this edition of LCISD Headliners presented by Texas Citizens Bank.
Gavin Waits, Fulshear Baseball and Football
The wait is over for Fulshear's Gavin Waits. The 6-foot-4, dual-sport athlete committed to the University of Houston's baseball team over the summer. He's just a sophomore. Waits also plays QB and linebacker for the Falcon football team. The future is bright for Waits and the Falcons as he builds on his high school resume.
Yolanda Sinegal, Lamar Consolidated Volleyball
The Lamar Consolidated volleyball team has a new head coach who will be pacing the sidelines in 2020. The 'Stangs went two rounds deep in the playoffs so the talent is there. Sinegal has been an assistant under the direction of coach Kristen Cavallo, so the transition should be smooth.
Tyler Onyedim, Foster Football
At 6-foot-3, 280-pounds, Tyler Onyedim is a beast in the trenches for the Foster Falcons. He will anchor the defense this season as Dot Nwankwo is off to U of H. Onyedim is committed to Iowa State and will be a perfect fit in the Big 12.
Javon Gipson, George Ranch Football
Javon Gipson is what college coaches look for in a defensive back. Long, rangy and athletic. The Baylor Bears are getting a good one. At 6-foot-3, Gipson will play for one of the best defensive minds in Dave Aranda at Baylor, but he has unfinished business at George Ranch. He has the playoffs on his mind.
Cristian Driver, Terry Basketball
The Terry Rangers have a new head basketball coach. Driver has been the assistant at Manvel High for seven year. The Atascocita grad played his college ball at LeTourneau University. Terry has won a state title over the past decade with Derrick Griffin in the post.
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