Keep an eye on...→Running back Joseph Randle, Wichita (Kan.) Southeast. The 6-0, 180-pounder is the type of versatile offensive playmaker who can prosper in Dana Holgorsen’s system. Houston had back-to-back Conference USA freshmen of the year at running back, and both players, Bryce Beall and Charles Sims, were versatile runners. They made teams pay with catches out of the backfield, leaving them one-on-one with defenders.
Overlooked gem→Defensive back Zack Craig, Spring Branch (Texas) Smithson Valley: The 6-2, 172-pounder doesn’t have a great offer list and doesn’t receive daily praise from the recruiting experts, but he’s a playmaker with enthusiasm. An underrated athlete, Craig is very fluid and quick for his size.
Long term prospect→Defensive end Joseph Okafor, Houston (Texas) Bellaire: The 6-6, 231-pounder will need some time to add some pounds and absorb Bill Young’s coaching. But he has excellent athleticism and would provide tons of potential to become a big-time defensive end in the Big 12.