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Road Report: Houston Cy Ridge

HOUSTON – After a couple of lean years, the Cy-Fair schools on Houston’s Northwest side are starting to see quite a bit of talent coming through the programs again.

Kemah Siverand is a very fundamentally sound wide receiver prospect.

Cy Ridge, school less than a decade old that has been a one-time home to the likes of Russell Shepard and David Dawson, has several FBS prospects on its roster for this coming season.

Easily the top prospect is current sophomore wide receiver Kemah Siverand. After measuring in at 6-foot, 175 pounds at last month’s NIKE Football Training Camp in Dallas, the class of 2015 prospect looks to have filled out a bit more since that time.

In this day and age of early offer it is somewhat inexplicable why Siverand does not have his first offer just yet but both Baylor and Texas appear to be close to extending ones and several schools, including Iowa State and Tulsa, were out at practice on Tuesday.

Cy Ridge struggled throwing the ball this past season and therefore Siverand did not put up huge numbers. His film does show a multi-talented receiver that can line up on either the inside or the outside though.

The athletic playmaker is going to be used in a number of ways for the Rams as a junior and he showed on Tuesday how explosive he is after the catch. He is also a very good route runner who is incredibly teachable. In fact, during practice he was even helping receivers older than him grasp some of the techniques on which they working in position drills.

It should not be long before the standout sophomore picks up that elusive first offer and, after that, it’s a sure bet that plenty of other schools will follow suit to “keep up with the Joneses.”

Another FBS receiver prospect

Cy Ridge could have the Greater Houston area’s top receiver duo if not for the fact the team needs a quarterback. Junior Darious Crawley will line up under center for the Rams but he is being recruited as a wideout by every program.

The 5-foot-10.5, 191-pound class of 2014 prospect actually has a decent arm but he is more dangerous on the ground. He showed good poise running the zone read and, with Siverand keeping the secondary honest, he should be able to run for some yards this year.

A few schools have seen enough of his film at quarterback to offer him as a slot wide receiver. They include Iowa State, Kansas and Rice. Like Siverand, Baylor could also be close to offering Crawley too.

Big man on campus

Though Cy Ridge left tackle Willie Wright comes in at 6-foot-3, 280-pounds, the junior appears to be and plays much bigger than that.

He was dominant at a recent VTO camp, taking home the offensive line MVP honors, but would he be as good in pads.

That answer appears to be a “yes.” Wright is great at bending his knees and he has long arms for his height, enabling him to be very strong in pass protection. Like Siverand, he also helped his teammates with some of the nuances of the drills.

Wright will likely have to make the move to guard at the next level and he showed that he has the footwork to be able to do so. He plays with a mean streak and gets a lot of momentum behind him so he will be a force when he pulls.

So far Houston is the only school to have offered. Some schools may be concerned about him making that transition to the interior but it doesn’t seem to be a big concern. If Houston is able to land the local lineman, the Cougars will have gotten themselves a steal. Any Big 12 or Big Ten program recruiting the Houston area would be well-served to take a long look at him.

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