Fulshear class of 2023 first baseman/outfielder Austin Vargas committed to the University of Houston last week.

“It is with great excitement to announce that I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at the University of Houston,” Vargas said on Instagram.

“I want to thank God, my family, my friends, my teammates and coaches for helping me through this journey through the ups and downs.

“I also want to thank the University of Houston for giving me this opportunity. Go Coogs.”

Vargas was a member of the Adidas National Team last season.

The Cougars were 6-9 last season before it was cut short by the coronavirus pandemic. Head coach Todd Whitting will be entering his 10th season with Houston. UH is a Division-I member of the American Athletic Conference.

Reaching the top of the hill

Travis Class of 2022 basketball wing player Cameron Crockett received a scholarship offer from Western Kentucky University last week.

Crockett already has offers from Texas Southern University and Texas Christian University.

Crockett was named to the District 20-6A all-district second team last season after the Tigers won the district crown and reach the third round of the playoffs.

Western Kentucky is a Division I program in Conference USA located in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

The Hilltoppers were 20-10 before the season was cut short by the coronavirus pandemic. Western Kentucky was 13-5 in the conference. Head coach Rick Stansbury has led the Hilltoppers to three straight 20-win seasons and appearances in the last two Conference USA Tournament title games played. Over the last three seasons, WKU has 10 wins against opponents from the top seven leagues, an 8-4 record against power-five programs and three wins against top-25 foes.

First offer

Foster junior guard Chancellor White received his first Division-I scholarship offer last week from Oral Roberts University.

White was a District 24-5A first-team all-district selection following his sophomore season. He averaged 15.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.2 steals per game last year.

OBU is a Division-I program that is a member of The Summit League and is located in Tulsa, Okla.

Arkansas bound?

Travis senior defensive back Cameron Moore received a scholarship offer from the University of Central Arkansas last week.

Moore, a first-team all-district selection last season, has offers from Air Force, Lamar and Prairie View A&M.

Central Arkansas is located in Conway, Ark. The Bears were 9-4 last season under head coach Nathan Brown, who enters his third year with the program. Central Arkansas is a Division-I member of the Southland Conference.

Purple power

Needville utility player Walker Warncke received scholarship offers this past week from two Division-I programs that both wear purple.

Warncke received offers from Abilene Christian University and Central Arkansas.

Warncke already has offers from Lafayette College, United States Military Academy, United States Air Force Academy, Yale University, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University.

Warncke had 874 all-purpose yards and nine touchdowns with the Blue Jays last fall. He had 18 catches for 321 yards and three touchdowns. He was selected the District 13-4A DI all-district team utility player of the year while also being selected first-team wide receiver and defensive back.

Abilene Christian University is a Division-I member of the Southland Conference in Abilene, Texas. The Wildcats were 5-7 last season under head coach Adam Dorrel who returns for his fourth season at ACU.

Off to Abilene?

George Ranch senior defensive end Dave Babalola added another scholarship offer from Abilene Christian University.

Babalola has offers from Texas Southern, Southern University, Lamar University and Notre Dame College.

Big expectations

Bowling Green State University senior and George Ranch High School product Quintin Morris has been selected to the preseason first-team all-Mid-American Conference team at tight end by Athlon and Street & Smith’s magazines.

Morris was selected second-team All-MAC last season. Morris started all 12 games for the Falcons, he led the team with 55 receptions, 649 receiving yards and four touchdown catches. Morris’ receptions and yardage were the most for a tight end in the MAC last season.

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