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Tuesday, March 12, 2013
2014 C Hyder has interest from several

By Sam Khan Jr.

After making a memorable run all the way to the Texas Class 5A Division I state championship game, the recruitment of several Houston Lamar 2014 prospects has picked up.

Safety John Bonney has probably received the most attention of the group with more than a dozen offers. Others, such as quarterback Darrell Colbert and receiver Shelby Walker, have already made pledges [both to SMU].

Another Lamar Redskin who received an offer from SMU and sees his interest picking up is 2014 center Braylon Hyder.

The 6-foot-2, 277-pound prospect has already attended junior days at SMU and Texas A&M.

The trip to College Station, Texas, for the Aggies' junior day was his most recent trip, one he was happy to make.

"A few weeks ago, my coaches asked me what schools was I interested in and I said, 'A&M,'" Hyder said. "Later on that day, he told me he got a text from a coach at A&M asking about me and they invited me to the junior day."

Hyder enjoyed his experience in Aggieland.

"A&M is great," Hyder said. "The facilities -- they're building a lot of stuff and adding on to what they have. It was actually pretty nice. We got to watch the players practice and toured pretty much the whole school. Overall, it was just a great trip. Met the coaches, talked to my position coach, found out he was real interested in me."

The position coach he spoke of, Texas A&M offensive line coach B.J. Anderson, spoke with each offensive line prospect that attended the Aggies' junior day. Though none of them, including Hyder, were offered, each will be further evaluated this spring by Anderson.

"He said over spring he'll come look at me and he'll decide if he's going to offer me or one of the other guys," Hyder said. "He said he would choose between how we would do in spring ball when he came to come watch us."

There are more plans in Hyder's near future. He was invited to Houston's junior day and also received invites from Indiana and Wisconsin to visit during a spring practice. He is also receiving interest from Boise State, California, Duke and Maryland.