Football recruiting news and notes from around the country:
* Texas continued its impressive haul in the Class of 2013, securing the nation's 58th best prospect
, according to MaxPreps, when cornerback Antwuan Davis
committed this past weekend.
According to YNN-TV
, Davis, a standout at Bastrop (Texas)
, which is a little more than 35 miles from Austin, had more than 30 offers despite missing most of last season because of a stress fracture in his back.
* Union (Tulsa, Okla.)
lineman Dalton Rodriguez
was highly sought after by many of the top programs in the Midwest. The 6-foot-7, 255-pound had offers from the likes of Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Iowa State, Nebraska, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech, according to the Tulsa World
, but he finalized his choice of Oklahoma on Sunday.
"Once they offered me it was an easy decision," Rodriguez told the newspaper. "Now I can just focus on my last year of high school football."
* Hampton (Va.)
standout Deon Newsome
followed in his father's footsteps, committing to Virginia Tech, according to HRVarsity.com
. His father, Myron Newsome, played for the Hokies in the mid-1990s.
The versatile Newsome played several positions for the Crabbers last season, including quarterback, running back and receiver on offense, as well as linebacker and cornerback defensively. He projects as an offensive player at the next level.
* Also, Wayne Hills (Wayne, N.J.)
quarterback Kevin Olsen
was selected as the MVP of the recent New York City Elite 11 camp. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Olsen is ranked No. 37 overall in the Class of 2013 by MaxPreps
. He competed against nearly 60 other quarterbacks for an invitation to the Elite 11 Finals in July, according to Wayne Today
"It was a great experience going head-to-head against some of the country's top quarterbacks," Olsen told the newspaper. "I'm pleased with my performance."
Olsen, who reportedly has more than 30 Division 1 scholarship offers, passed for nearly 1,700 yards and 20 TDs last season in leading the Patriots to an 11-1 record.