Is Parkland Matadors Class of 2019 Deion Hankins the only one out of El Paso, TX with official Division 1 offers? If anyone knows of any others please post them here within this thread.
San Diego State
Caleb Gerber has had contact from Texas Tech, Baylor, and NMSU.
Hey GURU Khatib Lyles has serious interests from Division I Programs. Khatib right now has an official truly legit offer from a Division II Program in WNMU which he received last year in the summer of 2017 before his junior season.
******* Khatib transferred to the Parkland Matadors *******
2016 Highlights of Khatib when he was a Sophomore
2017 Highlights of Khatib as a Junior 2017
:video_camera: CHECK OUT KARCH GARDINER'S 2017 HIGHLIGHTS :video_camera:
Karch should have D1 offers in the coming months.
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GURU's question was "Is Parkland Matadors Class of 2019 Deion Hankins the only one out of El Paso, TX with official Division 1 offers?"
The answer to GURU's question is
Lloyd there will be other local players like Khatib Lyles with Division 1 offers soon. It's only a matter of time.
Yale and Texas Tech has officially offered Lyles.
As I stated above it's only a matter of time.
I just read on EP Gridiron's twitter page that Khatib Lyles has a D1 offer from McNeese State University.
McNeese State University? Since when does McNeese take a look all the way down here in El Paso for talent? Hmmmm what is going on??? I am not complaining or arguing or being a hater only that it's amazing D1 Universities far away from the upper most part of the bible belt are looking at El Paso, Texas for prospects. Interesting!!!
Well that's Khatib's first official D1 offer and I'm sure he will receive others.
Khatib Lyles just now received another D1 offer. YALE! epwatch above mentioned it yesterday but it was not official and now it is official.
Khatib Lyles just now received yet another D1 offer. COLUMBIA!
Beast nobody wanted to listen to me about the kid.
That is great about Lyles, but quick question. How do football offers work for Ivy League schools. From my understanding they do not offer academic scholarships. Don’t get me wrong, kid is on path for greater things obviously. Getting attention from Ivy League schools even if for academic purposes is probably more significant than getting noticed for td’s Friday nights. I love my football but Yale, Colombia come on lol.
Curious the Ivy League "offers" if we can call it that is somewhat complicating just a tad. I will attempt to explain here but someone out there who comes to this message board may add to this and give more accurate information about this Ivy League stuff and help us both get well educated about it.
Here's what I think I know about it. Ivy League Schools do not give out full rides or full scholarships BUT they do give out pretty handsomely financial packages for the students to be or student athletes to be. Financial packages like say for instance the student or student athletes parents or parent makes less than a certain amount annually. I don't know what that annual amount is but it could be upwards to $75,000 I don't know I could be mistaken on this amount may be more or less. So if the parents or the parent earns less than $75,000 they will not have to dig that deep into their pockets or not dig into their pockets at all for any of their money for their kid's Ivy League education BUT if the parents or parent make more than $75,000 annually or a bunch more like say $250,000 annually these high roller parent$ most likely will have to pay between 15% to 20% of their actual earned annual income for their kid's education BUT the Ivy League institution might lower that % just a bit depending on certain factors. So parents or parent earning less than $75,000 will pay a little or next to nothing or nothing at all coming out of their pockets for their kids Ivy League education. Parent or parents earning more than $75,000 and lot$ more will more than likely have to pay $2,000 up to 4,000 annually and to them paying $2,000 up to $4,000 annually to a Ivy League for a solid and prestige, education, and athletics experience is very well worth it to them over full ride offers elsewhere in the country. They will see it as a superfabulicious cheap affordable deal steal no brainer for their kid to get that Ivy League experience.
Ivy League offers add some heavy spice to student and student athletes that receive multiple offers. Because on one hand if a kid has official D1 offers from New Mexico State, UTEP, SMU, Texas Tech, Wyoming, Florida St., Alabama or any other non-Ivy League institutions they have important things to discuss during dinner and decide what move to make. They have Ivy League offers because the student or student athletes have a einstein sort of a head on their shoulders with a solid GPA well parents or parent and their kid might elect to go the Ivy League route to receive that prestige, education, and athletics experience. A lot of people out there consider Ivy Leagues to serve, on a golden platter, the finest education around.
Do Ivy Leagues give out offers the answer is no but they have pretty handsomely financial packages for the students or student athletes to be.
Congrats to the two players with all those offers. I hope they bring recruiters to El Paso so they see all the talent here. When I watch the state playoffs on TV some high schools had more the 6 players with D1 offers. That's more than all the schools in El Paso and Las Crises put together. I think El Paso and the surrounding area are overlooked by scouts and schools.
Just playing the devil’s advocate, but maybe we should start breaking our heads on how we can build “more” schools to have a less student per teacher ratio. This might help our athletes get much higher grades, smaller teams so smaller player per coach ratio. Hate to say it but many of our athletes will fall below these income guidelines so why aren’t we instead starting all kinds of blogs on how to get these Ivy Leagues to look at our athletes lol...just sayin.
We can dream all we want about the configurations of schools and enrollments, but the bottom line is this:
1. Public Education in Texas has nowhere near the funding for the dream schools or larger schools.
2. Public schools are not in the business of putting sports and its possible championships in front of the main purpose, that of educating our kids.
Juco you pretty much explained that as perfect as you can get via social site and not speaking directly to a coach of one of those ivy league programs. Bottom line if an athlete chooses to go ivy his or hers tuition will be paid!
Just saw this on EP Gridiron's home page
Deion Hankins of Parkland has offers from
San Diego State
Khatib Lyles of Parkland has offers from
Doesn't take a genius to see and know that a lot of D1 recruiters will be at Parkland games this upcoming season. In my opinion either tell your parents to move to the Parkland area and attend Parkland or if your team is in Parklands district and when you play Parkland play lights out because you never know who might be watching and you might be noticed and offered.
Arkansas WOW man that calls for celebration!!!! Let me open some bubbly.
According to EP Gridiron's main page these are the local El Paso players that have official Division 1 offers
DEION HANKINS Parkland high school
>>>TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS
>>>OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS
>>SAN DIEGO STATE AZTECS
KHATIB LYLES Parkland high school
>>>MCNEESE STATE COWBOYS
>>>INCARNATE WORD CARDINALS
>>>ABILENE CHRISTIAN WILDCATS
>>>DARTMOUTH BIG GREEN
CALEB GERBER Pebble hills high school
>>>AIR FORCE FALCONS
LAMA LAVEA Chapin high school
>>>TEXAS STATE BOBCATS
Today is a happy day for me and all of OFOD.
Karch Gardiner received an offer from Morehead State Eagles
Raymond Montez received an offer from Morehead State Eagles
EP Gridiron must have changed the link or something. Here is another EP Gridiron link and also the links on Raymond and Karch.
These are the local area El Paso players and the D1 offers they have so far.
KHATIB LYLES (Parkland High School)
/// Kansas Jayhawks ~ Big 12 Conference
/// Yale Bulldogs ~ Ivy League
/// Columbia Lions ~ Ivy League
/// Dartmouth Big Green ~ Ivy League
/// Utep Miners ~ Conference USA
/// Incarnate Word Cardinals ~ Southland Conference
/// Abilene Christian Wildcats ~ Southland Conference
/// McNeese State Cowboys ~ Southland Conference
/// Liberty Flames ~ Big South Conference
DEION HANKINS (Parkland High School)
/// Arkansas Razorbacks ~ Southeastern Conference
/// Oklahoma State Cowboys ~ Big 12 Conference
/// Texas Tech Red Raiders ~ Big 12 Conference
/// San Diego State Aztecs ~ Mountain West Conference
/// Utah Utes ~ Pac-12 Conference
/// SMU Mustangs ~ American Athletic Conference
/// Utep Miners ~ Conference USA
KARCH GARDINER (Del Valle High School)
/// Morehead State Eagles ~ Pioneer Football League
RAYMOND MONTEZ (Del Valle High School)
/// Morehead State Eagles ~ Pioneer Football League
CALEB GERBER (Pebble Hills High School)
/// Air Force Falcons ~ Mountain West Conference
LAMA LAVEA (Chapin High School)
/// Texas State Bobcats ~ Sun Belt Conference
I'm a Matador alum and really don't care about other teams during the regular season but man I just love to see local area El Paso players receive offers no matter which high school in El Paso they are from. I see El Paso players receiving offers like during the playoffs when El Paso teams are playing out of town teams I root for El Paso all the way!!!
Earlier today Khatib Lyles received a offer from /// Air Force Falcons ~ Mountain West Conference
Khatib another offer NORTH TEXAS
It's awesome to see these El Paso players getting some well deserved D-1 attention, just wish all players would get some looks from these recruiters. For example where's the love for the Spartan defensive back who held Mr. Lyles to 1 catch for 12 yards with a pick. If I'm not mistaken he was the Spartan #2 CB and he has yet to receive an offer.
Tyrese is 10 times better than Lyles and everybody that went to a game last year knows this for fact. I think the only thing these recruiters look at sometimes is their size. Very unfortunate.
The Truth speaks the truth especially when he says the part about LUCK!!!
Well said truth
Man all you non recruiters saying this kid is better than this kid, I didn't see post of Tyreese going to all these camps Khatib goes to. You gotta get outside the footprint of El Paso bottom line, that's for every sport our kids compete in here in EP.
Great stuff Truth. The truth speaks the absolute truth. My opinion about Camps is this. The high school football players that have been contacted by collegiate division 1 coaches and feel that they have some interest in them then by all means attend camps in the spring and summer for added exposure showing those collegiate coaches who contacted you that you mean business and hope they make you that offer. If those collegiate coaches happen to contact you again and ask you what you have been doing in the spring and summer you have a lot to tell them like that you have been going to camps keeping busy working at improving yourself. If you have their contact information send the collegiate coaches updates on your status as to what you have been up to in the spring and summer. BUTTTTT if you have not received any contact from college coaches at all and you attend camps the odds are against you and don't get your hopes too high. Grind and keep at it and like The Truth said wish upon lady luck to strike that you happen to get that first contact by a collegiate coach showing interest. The Truth mentioned big highly nationally named camps like Rivals Elite 3 strip camps and Under Armour All America. My opinion about those big highly nationally named camps is obviously the players attending these big highly nationally named camps were by invitation only which means these players already have offers going into these big highly nationally named camps reason why they were specially invited and hand picked. If the player is wanting more offers because he still doesn't know which college program to commit to then these big highly nationally named camps will help in maybe getting another offer or a couple of offers because the players are going up against other players that have offers as well and their name and their offers also a video of the player will be listed and posted on Rivals Elite websites and their social media pages and Under Armour All America websites and their social media pages helping in getting more exposure. Collegiate recruiters will flock to these big highly nationally named camps and check out these players on these websites and social media pages because they know all the players have offers. It makes their recruiting job easier so to speak. These big highly nationally named camps are beneficial to attend for those players that already have offers and are looking to possibly get more offers. That's my take on Camps.
Truth and Juco you both make solid points in reference to camps. Good example is Khatib Lyles He is receiving lots of offers and he has been going to lots of camps but he still just has only one Power Five Conference offer Kansas Jayhawks. If camps really were all that as many think and give them credit for then Khatib would have more than one top 5 power conference team offer by now. I am sure a couple of teams from the Power Five Conferences will offer Khatib later but he already went to a lot of camps and he even visited Texas Tech and Texas Tech has not offered him. The point here right this second is that more teams from the Power Five Conferences have not been made to Khatib Lyles by now. Why is this if he has gone to so many camps even popular camps??? So Truth and Juco you guys may be correct about camps.
Deion Hankins on the other hand as you all state has not been going to camps and he has offers from some teams in Power Five Conferences.
BIG 12 ~~~ OKLAHOMA STATE AND TEXAS TECH
PAC 12 ~~~ UTAH
SEC ~~~~~~ ARKANSAS