For some prep prospects, the recruiting process can become an undeniable burden - with the weight of a college decision pressing down upon them as they try to focus on their senior campaigns and locking things down in the classroom.
Not for Demonte Hood, however.
"It's good," he said, of his recruitment. "I haven't been looking into it too much. I've been in football and I've been working hard with the team."
Hood claims offers from Arkansas, Kansas, Kansas State, San Diego State and Washington State, and though no firm dates have been set he does intend on taking some visits to college campuses during the fall.
First thing is first, however. Before he kicks his recruitment into high gear, he plans to make sure his ducks are in a row academically.
"I take my ACT and my SAT and they're coming up," Hood said. "I wanted to take them again, and then I'll really be able to do something with it. A lot of colleges are holding off on offers because they haven't gotten a test score on me."
In 2010, Hood and the Volunteers finished the season with a 7-4 record, and an appearance in the Texas Class 5A playoffs.