McGuffie is a Serious Talent

Sam McGuffie will be one of the most highly recruited players in the "Lone Star State" for the 2008 recruiting class, and he has already racked up a bevy of offers.

Sam McGuffie, a 5-foot-11, 190-pound running back from Cy-Fair High in Cypress, Texas is an amazing athlete.

As a junior, McGuffie rushed for a Houston area single-season rushing record of 3,212 yards and 44 touchdowns, adding 400 receiving yards and 4 more touchdowns.

In addition to being a standout on the field, he also posts some great times on the track. Over the last year he has posted sub 4.4 forty-yard dash times and 10.4 100-meter times, and an abundance of schools have taken notice of his abilities.

McGuffie already holds official offers from Alabama, Florida, Notre Dame, Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Arizona, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Arizona, Georgia Tech and Kansas State.

"I just got a whole bunch of offers now," McGuffie began. "I am just sitting back and trying to see what is going to unravel as far as recruiting is concerned."

"The Florida and Alabama offers were big. Florida is going to be real good for a long time, and Coach Saban at Alabama will have that program headed in the right direction."

McGuffie has been listing his top choices as Notre Dame, Michigan, Oklahoma, Florida and Ohio State, and all the schools have now officially offered except for the Buckeyes. They are also a school that is pretty new to his favorites list.

"I called and talked to Coach (John) Peterson up at OSU," McGuffie said. "He is looking at me pretty hard. We just talked about what was going on. I am going to try to hit up all the big schools that are looking at me over the next couple of months."

"I just want to look at all of the aspects of the programs. I want to know about the playing time situations and weigh all of the measurables of the different schools."

With all of his top schools basically being outside the state of Texas it is obvious that McGuffie is poised for a move in the future.

"It does not really matter to play far away from home," McGuffie reported. "Change is good."

McGuffie has the speed and size to play either running back or in the slot on the next level.

"All of the schools are pretty much telling me that I can play wherever I want to play," McGuffie informed.

"I am just a whole different type of player. I think that my playmaking ability sets me apart, but I can make a first down or score a tough touchdown as well."

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