April 30, 2008

Greenwood attracting attention

Conroe (Texas) High School running back Lou Greenwood's stock is rising.

The versatile athlete combines the skill sets that Division I colleges covet, including speed, explosiveness and tremendous hands.

"I see him as a Big 12-type running back," Conroe coach Roger Holtkamp said. "He's got great vision and can bounce outside. He can go out in the slot and catch the ball too, and he likes to do it. His versatility is going to take him places. He's very good in open space with the ball in his hands."

Iowa State and Syracuse have verbally offered and the University of Houston is coming to visit during spring practice.

"I don't think he'll commit right away," Holtkamp said. "He's going to weight his options as they come in."

Other Conroe Tigers complementing Greenwood is linebacker Blake Cavil and defensive lineman Jordan Wilson.

"Blake has the size to be a Division I linebacker and Wilson really packs a punch," he said. "Jordan already has a test score, which helps his cause."

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