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Recruiting Recap: TCU offers Aledo sophomore Wes Harris

TCU’s Gary Patterson and Texas’ Charlie Strong have been busy recruiting area players. (Star-Telegram/Ron T. Ennis)
TCU’s Gary Patterson and Texas’ Charlie Strong have been busy recruiting area players. (Star-Telegram/Ron T. Ennis) Star-Telegram

In the broad picture, the recruiting focus of college football teams is on filling out their 2016 signing classes. But when it comes to the top recruits in the country, 2017 prospects can receive just as much attention.

Aledo’s Wes Harris and Kennedale’s Baron Browning have been two examples of that, especially Harris in the last week.

The 247 Sports Composite 4-star received his first offer Monday from Texas State and then added three more the same day: Tulsa, Boise State and TCU, and Texas Tech added to Harris’ offer list on Tuesday.

Browning, meanwhile, got a Texas offer last weekend, pushing his list of options to 19 schools. Browning, who we mentioned in last week’s Recruiting Recap, is an early 5-star recruit, according to 247 Sports’ Composite rating.

He’s the 31st-ranked overall recruit in the nation, and Harris isn’t far behind -- the Composite 4-star is ranked 60th overall, as the No. 2 offensive guard in the country.

Here’s a look at some other area recruiting highlights from the past week. Each recruit’s name is linked to their 247 Sports profile, which includes a composite rating of all four recruiting websites.

Mansfield Timberview quarterback Devin Williams received his sixth offer this week, from Air Force. Williams committed to Texas State in March, but it’ll be interesting to see how his recruitment develops through his senior season.

Williams has been one of the most productive quarterbacks in Dallas-Fort Worth the last two seasons — first as a sophomore for Fort Worth Southwest and then, last year, for Timberview. In those two years, he threw for more than 5,000 yards and 57 touchdowns.

Army, Navy and New Mexico are his other FBS offers.

Tope Imade’s steady rise of recruitment hit a high point Thursday night when Texas offered the Arlington Bowie offensive guard.

Imade received his first offer in January, from Tulane, and gradually picked up more over the next few months, including one from Michigan on Monday.

Timberview LB Craig Jim-Lawson received his 5th and 6th offers from Utah State and Texas State. SMU and Houston have also offered.

Timberview LB Michael Badejo received his 17th offer, from Fresno State.

Fort Worth All Saints DT Mike Williams received a Cal offer last weekend, while on an unofficial visit. Williams was in the area competing in the The Opening Bay Area regional He also visited Stanford, which is a major player (among several) for the 4-star recruit.

Several pieces of news for Southlake Carroll DB Obi Eboh: He received offers from UConn, North Texas and San Diego State, and he got an invite to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Arlington Lamar quarterback Shane Buechele, a Texas commit, also received an invite to the Army Bowl.

Carroll 2017 safety Robert Barnes received his fifth offer, from Iowa.

Ryan Osborne, 817-390-7760

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