Texas LB expecting offers

If Wes Hofacker continues down the road he has traveled for the past few years, the 2003 season should be a huge one for the big hitter from Allen, Texas.

Hofacker, a 6-foot-2, 225-pound linebacker/defensive end, was voted most improved player on his team as a junior after he recorded 44 tackles, 10 sacks and eight quarterback hurries. He runs a 4.7 (40) and has held the team's bench press record for two years running at 335 pounds.

Hofacker played more like an outside linebacker as a junior and if he can get his speed down a little more then he would be ideal for a team that runs a 3-4 defensive set.

Michigan, LSU, Alabama, Oklahoma, TCU and Arkansas are showing a lot of interest in Hofacker at this point, but it is very early in the recruiting stage. Hofacker had previously listed Texas Tech in his top five but has recently dropped the Red Raiders down a notch in the pecking order in favor of Alabama.

"I really don't have a favorite school at this point," Hofacker told Tiger Rag. "I am just trying to keep my options open right now."

Hofacker spends a lot of time training so he can fulfill his dream of playing major college football and it should pay off with a scholarship offer in the coming months.

"I spend six out of seven days training for football," he said. "On the weekends I go to a gymnast and he stretches me and works on my muscle conditioning. It's really helped my play."

Michigan has been Hofacker's favorite since his sophomore year, but Nick Saban's success at bringing in some of the nation's elite players during his tenure at LSU puts the Tigers up there with the boys from Ann Arbor.

"If they were to offer me a scholarship, then LSU would certainly be at the top of my list," said Hofacker. "With the success of their recruiting program, I think the school would have a lot to offer."

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