Texas QB talks Navy offer

Playing quarterback at Southlake Carroll, the Texas 5A powerhouse, is a big deal. Chase Daniel, Greg McElroy, Riley Dodge, and Kenny Hill all put up big numbers for the Dragons before moving to to D-1. After a breakout junior performance, Ryan Agnew is set to take his place as the next big-time signal caller. He's up to six D-1 offers, but his latest, from Navy has sparked his interest.

"I kind of had a feeling the [Navy] offer was going to come after talking to Coach Yokitis when he was by the high school a few weeks ago," Agnew said. "He told me that they were interested and excited about me, but he wanted to talk to the head coach first. Then last week, Coach Yo called with the offer. He said even though they're a triple option team and I play in a spread, they love my speed and ability to manage a game. I've never played in the triple option. I've seen it and know the ball stays in the quarterback's hands ever play. It's an exciting offense to play in.

"I'm definitely excited about Navy. It is one of the most respected programs in the country with outstanding football, academics, and the military. It's the coolest thing that's happened so far in my recruiting. It's an honor that the coaching staff trusts me enough to want me to come be their quarterback. I have not been to Annapolis but I will be taking a visit on June 28th. It will give me a chance to meet all of the coaches and see the facilities."

As a junior, Agnew threw for 3,200 yards and 31 touchdowns and rushed for 1,250 yards and 25 touchdowns to earn District MVP honors. His others offers are from Houston, Texas State, Arkansas State, and UNLV plus Stephen F. Austin.

"I'd definitely like to visit all five [FBS] schools that have offered me this summer and meet with the coaching staff," he said. "I have a lot of respect for all of the coaches who are recruiting me, but I want to see the campuses and learn about the academics. My decision isn't just going to be about football. I want to enjoy my entire college experience.

"I have thought about going to a service academy. My older brother, Michael, played one year at Air Force and graduated. It paid off well for him and he's talked a lot with me about his time there."

Agnew has two other older brothers, Joseph and Justin, who played football at Rice and Drake, respectively. Both of his parents attended the University of Tennessee where his father played baseball.

Going into his senior season, Agnew says he's improved on strength and accuracy and expects the Dragons, while young, to have another strong team next season. They finished 11-2 in 2013 falling in the 3rd round of the playoffs to Euless Trinity.

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