Guyer WR set to explode on to scene

Guyer wide receiver Alex Honey runs with the ball against Cedar Hill in his first varsity start last season at Longhorn Stadium in Cedar Hill. He will be a key figure in the Wildcats' passing game in 2014.

In recent years, Guyer has made a habit of spitting out tall, lanky and at times just awkward wide receivers and overnight watching them blossom into standouts with big-time college potential.

Two that come to mind immediately are Conner Crane, who was a three-year starter and progressed from strictly a deep-threat wide receiver into a do-it-all, well-rounded receiver who earned a scholarship to Stanford. After Crane, there was Ellis Jefferson, who began to emerge as a junior but really stood out as a senior and is set to play for Arizona State as a redshirt freshman this season.

In a couple of years, could we be talking about Alex Honey in the same breath?

Honey was on the postseason roster as a sophomore but didn’t record a catch in the Wildcats’ run to their first state championship. As a junior last season, Honey emerged as that tall, lanky deep threat in the mold of a younger Crane and finished the 2013 season with a team-high 507 yards and also led the Wildcats with six receiving touchdowns. Now an inch taller and 10 pounds heavier, the 6-4, 190-pound Honey looks the part of the senior versions of both Crane and Jefferson.

Honey had a huge performance in Guyer’s scrimmage against Euless Trinity on Friday night, catching touchdown passes of 20 and 44 yards while finishing with 120 receiving yards. Afterward, his head coach raved about Honey’s maturation from a season ago and said he expects big things from the senior wideout, who currently has offers from Texas State and Air Force, but could play his way into more.

“He’s gotten so much more explosive,” Walsh said. “He’s always been long, but now he’s finally gotten his long body strong. He’s coming out of cuts better and catching slants and scoring. He has also shown great body control. He’s going to be a heck of a weapon for us.”

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