McGuffie Remains Wide Open

Texas athlete Sam McGuffie has had a lot of attention over the last few weeks. Coaches from all over the nation have been in to visit with the "Lone Star State" speedster. He holds a bundle of scholarship offers already, but he is looking to close the deal on one more.

Sam McGuffie, a 5-foot-11, 190-pound athlete from Cy-Fair High in Texas has received a huge amount of major scholarship offers. Schools like Oklahoma, LSU, Alabama, Florida, USC, Michigan, Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Arizona and Kansas.

He has many options to consider when he imagines where he will be at on the next level, but the speedy McGuffie is still driven to earn at least one more.

"Ohio State, I want an offer from Ohio State," McGuffie said when he was asked if there were any schools he was also considering."

In addition to the previously mentioned schools, McGuffie says one more has been coming on stronger and stronger everyday.

"I like Iowa State a lot lately," McGuffie reported. " They got a new coach. (Gene) Chizik is going to come in there and bring the running game. He was the defensive co-coordinator at Texas."

Cy-Fair has been a revolving door of coaches, and McGuffie says that it is a huge honor to have those type people stopping in to check up on how he is doing.

"It has been pretty crazy, McGuffie began. "Everybody has been by. Coach Pete Carroll came by, coach (Bob) Stoops at Oklahoma, and Coach (Charlie) Weis is supposed to come by. It has been pretty ecstatic."

"When Coach Carroll came by everyone was getting out their phones and taking pictures. Everybody was bowing down and all that different stuff I told him he can't be just walking through our school and giving people heart attacks. It was pretty neat."

Coach Peterson from Ohio State was also on campus recently.

"He stopped by and watched me run track," "I called and talked to Coach Tressel later on that night. He told me that it looks like I enjoy lifting weights. The call went pretty good."

"They have not really talked about an offer or anything like that yet. They are trying to build a relationship with me, and they do not know about me. They know I play football, and that is about it. They just want to actually know who I am and what I am about first."

"It is actually a little bit different than the way everybody else approaches the recruiting process," McGuffie contemplated.

McGuffie, who will be competing in the Texas State Track Meet this weekend, is in no hurry to reach a final decision.

"I am not really trying to do a whole bunch right not," McGuffie informed. "I am just looking forward to the summer. I will probably go to some of the big camps. I will go to Michigan. Ohio State, I will go to that one. I will just go to a few of my top schools."

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.

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