Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Texas schools eye 2015 WR Siverand
By Sam Khan Jr.
Plenty of Division I talent has walked through the doors at Houston Cypress Ridge since the school opened in the mid-2000s, and that continues to this year.
One of the Rams' younger prospects already getting looks from colleges is 2015 receiver Kemah Siverand.
Class of 2015 wideout Kemah Siverand doesn't have any offers but is being evaluated by Texas, Texas A&M and Baylor.
The 6-foot, 178-pound receiver, who boasts a laser-timed 4.56-second 40-yard dash and competed in the Dallas Nike Football Training Camp last month, has a handful of in-state schools recruiting him: Baylor, Texas and Texas A&M.
The Longhorns and the Aggies are expected to stop by within the next two weeks.
"Coach Beaty said he would be here in the middle of May, probably the week after Mother's Day," Siverand said, referring to Texas A&M receivers coach David Beaty. "Same thing [for Texas]. If not this week, the same week as Texas A&M."
Siverand took in Texas' inaugural sophomore day this spring and enjoyed what he saw.
"I really liked the facilities at Texas, I liked the people, the surroundings, everybody was really cool and friendly," he said. "The coaches were all cool over there. Coach [Darrell] Wyatt, I like his personality and his character. The way he was treating receivers, I liked that. When we were in the room watching film [with the receivers] I liked the way he handled that."
In April, Siverand took in Texas A&M's Friday Night Lights scrimmage.
"The strength and conditioning coach [Larry Jackson] had a really long speech and I got some information out of that that I'm going to carry with me," said Siverand, who also has a part-time job as an aerobics instructor. "I liked what he was talking about. I also liked their weight room, that it's just for football only. I also liked the fact that they listened to music while they were playing."
After playing receiver last season, Siverand said his role is expanding this fall and he'll also see time at cornerback and running back. This summer, he'll hit the camp circuit and attempt to hit as many college camps that take place in the Greater Houston area as possible.
When it comes to what he's looking for, he has a few things in mind.
"I'm not looking for anything too spectacular," Siverand said. "I have to go to college and walk out with a degree once I leave. I'm looking for a good education, good academics, good coaches, good trainers."