Cedar Hill’s Jarvis Humphrey is arguably the top defensive tackle prospect in the state of Texas this year. He plays hard on every play and has tremendous power off the line. Humphrey already has 11 scholarship offers but is stilling waiting on his favorite to offer.
“No,” Jarvis Humphrey said when asked if he received a scholarship offer at Texas’ first junior day. “It was the starting process to getting one. Texas likes to get to know their recruits before they offer.”
Last Sunday was the first time that Humphrey had talked with members from the Texas coaching staff. He will likely take another unofficial visit to Austin in the near future.
Baylor, Kansas, Kansas State, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ole Miss, Miami and Alabama have already extended a scholarship offer to Humphrey. He singled out the four programs that are most likely to obtain his signature next February.
“Probably Texas, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and LSU,” Humphrey said when asked about his top schools.”
Most kids that grow up in the state of Texas dream about playing for a Big 12 school. Humphrey likes something different about each of the three programs inside the conference.
“When I went down there, everybody was real laid back. I could tell that they were telling the truth, ” Humphrey said about Texas. “Texas is a nice place to be. I could see myself going down there.”
“I really like the Oklahoma State coaching staff. They have a really good defensive line coach (Nelson Barnes) and I like the system that they run,” Humphrey said.
“With Oklahoma, I like their winning tradition. They are always in a position to win,” Humphrey said.
Each of Humphrey’s top four schools have a very good shot at landing the big man, but one school stands out as his overall favorite.
“Texas is probably my favorite right now,” Humphrey said.
“Everything was real nice down there. They had a big weight room and an indoor practice field. They even have a study hall room and everything,” Humphrey said about the facilities at Texas.
The 6-foot-2, 290-pound Humphrey helped led Cedar Hill to the 5A state championship during his junior season. He talked about what makes him such a force on the defensive line.
“Probably how quick I get off the ball and my aggressiveness,” Humphrey replied when asked about his strengths. “I play hard on every play.”