I like LSU's chances after reading this article! ESPN
Seals-Jones grew up a fan of the Longhorns. He was a fifth-grader when Houston-bred quarterback Vince Young led UT to the national title.
His memory from that night? Convincing his mother to let him stay up and watch. The experience simply doesn't resonate with him the way it did for recruits two or three years ago. All he knows are national champions from the SEC.
"The SEC is where the big boys play," said Seals-Jones, who's still considering the Longhorns. "You do have to look at that. It's kind of a big deal."
Article is about SEC schools recruiting Houston area kids. Says Houston kids want to play in the SEC because they know it's the best conference.
On Bama commit Maurice Smith...
Like so many others here, Smith said he considered Texas his "dream school" as a kid
But the opportunity to play against better competition -- even in practice -- helped convince him to pick Alabama, he said. He made the choice with one eye on college and one on the NFL.
"That's a big deal if you're trying to make it to the league," said Smith
No wonder Mack hired three SEC assistants and got more aggressive.
This part is about a sophomore CB at St. Pius (the team that beat Sealy Thursday night):
Pius coach Blake Ware said he was eager to watch sophomore cornerback Will Lockett get a crack at Seals-Jones on Thursday night.
And guess what school Lockett likes.
"When he first walked through that door, he said he wanted to go to LSU," Ware said. "These kids have been following college football since the fourth, fifth grade, and all they know is the SEC. "