The senior center, who has several scholarship offers, has previously mentioned Tech as one of his favorite schools. His offer sheet remains somewhat of a mystery, since Bastrop head coach Brad Bradshaw prefers for his players not to publicly disclose which schools have extended scholarship offers.
Downs and the Rams are undefeated (3-0) and ranked near the top of the Class 4A polls entering this week's collison with 3-0 Block, which is ranked No. 1 in Class A, according to one media outlet.
"We have practice at 3 P.M. today," Downs said on early Sunday afternoon. "We'll run some wind sprints to work out the soreness and watch film of our game and film of Block.
"Our first game was a 74-8 win over Arcadia and the next week we scored 36 points on Richwood, even though we really didn't execute that well.
"We just ran the ball well and threw some good passes. I don't know how many first downs Rayville had, but it wasn't much.
"I went head-up with Johnson the entire night and I had four pancakes. I felt like I played really well. I graded out at 90% against Arcadia, but I haven't gotten any more feedback on grades since then.
"We just need to keep protecting our quarterback, because we can score points on anybody. Our offensive line needs to come off the ball and put people on the ground, and our defense will do its job."