This summer’s visit schedule will allow for some big national prospects to come through Austin.
Some of those prospects are already booked for a trip as several of the best from the Pacific Northwest will make the trip on June 8 when Ford Sports Performance brings their prospects on a tour of Texas.
FSP is one of the preeminent training programs for high school athletes in the country. Located in Bellevue, Washington, FSP is run by Tracy Ford and a staff of nearly twenty skills trainers and strength coaches working out of a 30,000 square foot facility. FSP’s 7v7 team, an extension of the training program, is one of the best teams in the country on a yearly basis. Ford works with multiple professional athletes and some of the best recruits in the country.
FSP’s 7v7 program includes alumni such as Sam Huard, Gee Scott Jr, Kelee Ringo, DJ Rogers, Sam Adams, JT Tuimoloau and many others. Pete Kwiatkowski and Jeff Choate both have familiarity with the program having recruited many of their athletes.
247Sports National Recruiting Editor Brandon Huffman’s home base is in Seattle, and he’s seen many of the FSP prospects develop from a young age. He provided some tidbits on each of the prospects scheduled to make the trip.
2023 four-star QB Gabarri Johnson, Tacoma (Wa.) Lincoln
“He’s the No. 2 dual-threat nationally in 2023 and he really emerged this season in his first full-year as a starter. Like Maalik Murphy, he had to wait for a senior starter to graduate but stayed instead of living and had a strong year in a shortened season.”
2023 four-star CB Caleb Presley, Sammamish (Wa.) Eastside Catholic
“The No. 4 player in Washington in the 2023 class, Presley started as a freshman on a loaded Eastside Catholic team that included four Army All-American’s, three of them on defense, starting opposite four-star Ayden Hector, so he was thrown into the fire. Then this year, after graduation hit them, he really acquitted himself.”
2024 ATH Brayden Platt, Yelm (Wa.)
“Just a freshman, he plays like he’s a senior in college- he wants to hurt you when he hits you. Players will bounce off him in 7on7 and go down quick. He’s as physical a linebacker I’ve seen at his age in a while.”
2023 four-star RB Jayden Limar, Lake Stevens (Wa.)
“He made a name for himself early with the top testing time at the Stack Sports Regional (formerly The Opening Regional) in Portland, then had a huge season, with five touchdowns in the season finale. A Top247, Limar comes from the same school as current Colts QB Jacob Eason.”
2022 three-star offensive lineman Mark Nabou, Seattle (Wa.) O’Dea
“Overshadowed a bit by his fellow lineman, four-star Owen Prentice, he was the left tackle next to Prentice, and he made a huge leap as a junior. Texas offered his freshman teammate Jason Brown and Nabou’s blocks were a big reason for that.”
2023 five-star defensive end Jayden Wayne, Tacoma (Wa.) Lincoln
“The five-star 2023 defensive end, already an All-American, he has been offered by Pete Kwiatkowski now twice, once at Texas and once at Washington, when Wayne was the first 2023 prospect in the state offered by PK.”
Since the original publishing of this article, more visitors have been added to the list.
2024 Seattle (Wa.) O’Dea IOL Isendre Ahfua
Ahfua recently went viral as the super-sized 14 year old offensive lineman at Alabama. He’s been picking up offers like crazy and Texas should join the party.
He’s only 14 years old ??
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 4, 2021
2023 Burien (Wa.) Kennedy Catholic IOL Micah Banuelos
Washington, Nevada and Texas A&M have offered so far. Banuelos will be seen by the Texas coaches and it wouldn’t be a total surprise if Texas joined in on the race for him.
2023 Federal Way (Wa.) CB Andre Piper-Jordan Jr.
Piper-Jordan is another long and athletic corner in the FSP stable. Nevada was the first school to make the jump on him, but that list could grow if schools like what they see this summer.
FSP’s Recruiting Coordinator Ryan Clary told Horns247 that they are excited to see Texas.
“The FSP boys will be in Austin and can’t be more excited,” Clary said. “The thing that sticks out to us is just the familiarity with Sark PK Choate and Brandon Harris as well as the tradition of the school and the education they offer is great “
Some parts of this article were originally run 5/24/2021