Texas big man has two in the bag

Clear Lake OL Stephen Barrera

With signing day for the Class of 2008 right around the corner, recruitment for the next class is already in full stride. Today we take a look at Clear Lake OL Stephen Barrera who is one of Scout.com's Texas Top 100. TexasPrepInsider had the chance to speak with Barrera to get this recruiting update.

After excelling at the defensive tackle position during his junior year, Clear Lake's (TX) Stephen Barrera is really starting to see things pick up with recruiting. Though he has always been seeing interest, some have turned into solid offers.

"Things got a lot more intense about a month ago," Barrera said of his recruitment. "I pulled in offers from Houston and TCU here recently."

The 6-foot-5, 275-pound Barrera also has been seeing interest from a few other powerhouse in-state programs. He has already attended one junior day and plans to go to others.

"I went to Texas A&M already in late January, and I plan to go to Texas on the 23 of February," Barrera said. "All of this new interest feels good and makes me want to work harder this off season."

As a junior on the defensive side of the ball, Barrera recorded 53 tackles, two sacks, and nine tackles for loss. Barrera said he would like to play offensive tackle in college.

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