"I'd never been to Kansas State before," said Tre Flowers. "The staff was very nice. They're big on tradition. I was with my Mom and Dad. We walked around and toured the campus.
"I had a chance to speak with Coach Dimel and Coach Snyder. They told me they liked my range and how well I cover ground smoothly with my lanky build. They said they liked me as a person and as a leader, and said they wanted to offer me at free safety."
Flowers was named First Team Defense All-District in Texas 25-5A at defensive back in 2011. The Rockets went 8-2 on the season and lost to Madison, 25-24, in the first round of the 5A playoffs in a what the San Antonio Express-News labeled the area's "Game of the Year."
"I had four picks and 60 tackles," Flowers said of his 2011 season. "I improved making tackles in the open field, coming down and filling holes, and reading my keys. I play active with my eyes open ready to make a play.
"We lost a lot from last year's team, so we're going to be the underdog which I kind of like. My goal for next season is to help get the team to state and be a leader for the underclassmen."
Brigham Young and upstart FCS program, UT-San Antonio, have also extended offers to Flowers, but he's been hearing from a number of other interested programs as of late.
"I've been to a spring practice at Baylor," said Flowers. "I'm also hearing from Utah, Mississippi State, TCU, and Wake Forest. I'd like to make my commitment before summer. I'm not too picky about where I go, I just want to play football. I'm looking for program that I feel is a safe environment for me with coaches who I can learn from."
Flowers come from an athletic family. His uncle, Erik Flowers, played for the Buffalo Bills, his sister, Aleshia Flowers, is a junior on the South Florida women's basketball team, and his brother, Rodney Flowers, played football at Langston in Oklahoma. Flowers is currently competing with his track team in the 4X1 relay, the open 200 meter dash, and the long jump.