Rice football recruiting will host some key recruits on campus for the Owls Homecoming game against UTEP. Here are a few of the priority visitors.
Roughly 30 different high school students will be on hand this Saturday at Rice Stadium to watch the Owls take on UTEP on Homecoming. Within the large group are a handful of key targets for the Owls 2019 and 2020 recruiting classes.
Ron Carr — Offensive tackle (2019)
The Solon, Ohio native is a Yale commit but will fly south to Texas to visit the Owls. Carr has 15 offers to date including a handful of Power 5 schools: Arizona State, Boston College, Duke, Pitt and Vanderbilt: Carr is 6-foot-5, 240 pounds and packs plenty of power. He would be a perfect piece to help Rice invoke Intellectual Brutality starting in the trenches.
Will Prendergast — Defensive end (2020)
Rice football hasn’t started extending offers to any0ne in the 2020 class yet but Prosper, Texas product Will Prendergast could find himself near the front of the list soon enough. He’s explosive and could provide a boost to the Owls pass rush as soon as he gets on campus.
Tyler Hudson — Wide receiver (2019)
Tyler Hudson plays his high school ball just up the road at Klein Oak High school where he’s been a key cog in the Panthers’ offense. Rice football needs a player of his caliber that can take the top off the defense and provide a presence at the second level of the defense. Landing Hudson would be a huge boon to this passing attack.
Josh Landrum — Cornerback (2019)
Expect Rice to take a look at several guys in the secondary in the 2019 class. Adding size and power to the back end is a must and Josh Landram brings both of those aspects to the table. The 6-foot, 165-pound defender from Cedar Hill, Tx has offers from Air Force, Delta State and Georgetown. Rice would prefer to lock him down before the list grows any further.
Kirk Lockhart — Defensive back (2019)
Another defensive back high on the Owls’ radar is Cedar Hill, Texas native Kirk Lockhart. He’s a true ballhawk in the secondary with the ability to play center field and stay with receivers down the field. Wherever he lined up for Rice he’d be a safety net for the secondary. At the moment he has offers from East Texas Baptist and Carroll College.
Hunter Henry — Safety (2019)
It’s no mistake there are this many defenders are near the top of the Owls’ list. Hunter Henry has already spoken extremely highly of Rice and says the “Intellectual Brutality culture fits [him] well.” His physicality and toughness would be a welcome presence at the back end of the secondary. Rice will have to pluck him out of Austin to secure his services.
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