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DeSoto produces three 2013 DBs

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS -- Dontre Wilson is far from the only DeSoto recruit who has earned attention from colleges this summer. Two of the Eagles’ cornerbacks have made pledges to BCS conference schools.

Taylor Lewis pulled the trigger on becoming a Kansas Jayhawk last month. The 6-foot, 174-pound prospect knew he was where he needed to be after attending KU’s summer camp.

“That felt awesome,” Lewis said. “I’ve been waiting for this day for a long time. I’m glad to be a part of their future at Kansas. Coach [Charlie] Weis was the reason. He showed us he’ll make a great future there.”

Like Lewis, Myron Turner also committed to the first school that offered him. The 5-foot-11, 170-pound defensive back gave his pledge to Washington State on July 7.

“I love their program and coach [Mike] Leach is an awesome coach,” Turner said. “Nothing bad can come out of that, he’s a great coach.”

Both corners couldn’t help but feel a bit overlooked during their recruiting processes this spring and summer. They’re ready to prove more schools shouldn’t have slept on them going into their senior seasons.

“It just makes me want to go and better myself,” Turner said. “The sky is the limit to me. That’s what I’ve always been taught and that’s what I live by.”

Another DeSoto teammate, Brandon McDowell, has an offer from Texas State to play cornerback. The 5-foot-9, 175-pound senior is still looking for a school that believes he can play his natural position of wide receiver.

“I can be an athlete and play both sides, but receiver is my strongpoint,” McDowell said.