August 21, 2006

2008 talent eyes BU

East of Houston lays an area rich in gold, so rich it has been dubbed the "Golden Triangle".

The Southeast Texas towns of Beaumont, Port Arthur, and Orange form the points of the triangle that initially earned its name because of the wealth that came from the Spindletop oil strike in 1901. Now "gold" refers to something completely different, talent, D1 college football talent.

Colleges have become familiar with the area over the years, and the long and growing list of local legends.

LSU, Texas, and Texas A&M have made a living in the area, and in recent years Baylor has not had much of a presence in the area. That was until a pair of Beaumont West Brook standouts, Jacody Coleman and Billy Chavis, decided to commit to Baylor this summer.

Baylor may not be done in the area just yet though. They have limited spots open for 2007, but the 2008 class has yet to begin, and the Bears appear to have their eye on another West Brook prospect.

Mike Williams (6-0, 170) plays cornerback and receiver at West Brook, and brings speed, leadership qualities, and a desire to be the best - he is looking to earn All-State in 2006 - to the field.

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