By Amanda Ouverson CN correspondent
Plano West teammates Wes Simon and
Bridger Dutton said nothing compares to football in
Dutton, the son of 3-time pro-bowler John Dutton, said the best part is the competition.
"It's really hot, it's about getting down and dirty," he said. "It's really fun and great to be in that competitive of a nature."
At 6-foot-1 and 284 pounds, Simon
was an all-state, all-county and all-district selection in
The ISU coaching staff is known it's family atmosphere, and Simon said they practice what they preach.
"Coach Alford is the best guy," Simon said. "He's the funniest guy; he'll joke around with you. He acts like your dad off the field, but on the field he can probably kick your [butt]. I haven't met one bad guy on the staff. There's a lot of schools I went to and they were real stuck up and into themselves, but everyone here is just great."
One coach in particular stands out to Dutton, a 6-foot-2, 230 pound linebacker.
"I love Coach Mac," Dutton said. "He is awesome. He is the best coach I've ever met."
An all-district and all-county
selection, Dutton said he's been shown a lot of interest, but has no offers yet.
Simon and Dutton are midway through
a mini-tour of the
"[We're] trying to be recruited as
a team," Dutton said. "We're just going to a lot of camps. We're going to Texas
A&M in July and [Simon's] going to
Another potential piece to the class of 2006 - Austen Arnaud – was also in the camps attendance. The Ames High quarterback will make his college choice official on Monday, but took the time to meet the two Texans.
"[Arnaud] seems like a great guy," Simon said. "I saw him – he moves really well. I think it'd be an honor to come and play with him and I'm sure he'd be honored to play with me, so it'd be great. We'd win some games and hopefully a national championship."