Rice football extended a few new offers during the Owls’ bye week. Here’s a bit more on a few new names to know in the 2019 class.
With the recent decommitment of corner Gabe Jeudy, some good news on the recruiting front would be more than welcome for the Owls. That news comes in the form of a few new offers that went out this week.
WR Tyler Hudson – Klein Oak
Few have started their senior seasons as well as Hudson, a 3-star recruit per 247 Sports. In his first two games he caught 18 passes for 231 yards and four touchdowns. He returned a punt for a score and picked up 24 yards on his lone carry of the year. He averaged just over 17 yards per catch as a junior and continues to be a deep threat for the Panthers.
Finding someone else that can make plays on the ball on the outside is still a need in the Rice offense. Brendan Harmon is continuing to develop as a redzone threat, but the depth behind him and Aaron Cephus is lacking. Hudson would be an excellent addition.
WR Keshunn Abram – Northwest (LA)
Another big play threat, JUCO wideout Keshunn Abram is an interesting target. The Owls are in early on Abram, who doesn’t appear to have any other D1 offers so far. In two games so far this season he’s tallied seven catches for 167 yards with one touchdown.
Someone that can take the top off the defense is an important piece for the “Stanford offense”. Right now the Owls have some shifty guys, but they could benefit from a more polished college pass catcher that can stretch the field.
OL Alec Bank – Tesoro (CA)
Adding size up front continues to be a focal point for this staff. Alec Bank tips the scales at 265 pounds and stands 6-foot-4. Rice has done a good job building depth in the 2019 class from inside the state of Texas and out of state. Blake is one of their out of state offers, and recruiters don’t get on a plane and fly to the west coast for someone they aren’t keenly interested in.