Frisco Independence safety Caleb Ellis is starting to heat up around recruiting circles. He's picked up a dozen offers in the last month from schools across the country.
"I'm not really surprised because I've always believed in my abilities," he said. "But I'm blessed to be in this position.
"I think what coaches like about me is that I'm versatile," he said. "I can play high-position free safety or come down and play strong safety. I pride myself on not giving up explosive plays whether it be long passes or runs when I come up to support."
At 6-foot, 180-pounds, Ellis combines size and athletic ability. The second-team, all-district DB is also an accomplished jumper on the track team.
Var'Keyes Gumms is New Orleans born and bred.
The West Bank-native happened to land at Dekaney High School a few years back, who is led by Baton Rouge-native coach Anthony Williams.
"There was a lot going on in New Orleans and moving to Houston was just a better opportunity," Gumms said. "Playing for Coach Williams reminds me of home. He's a Louisiana guy who just understands."