Schools that appear to be very close to offering?
While he admits he has a bit of an infatuation with the academic schools (a la "SMU, Cal, Northwestern and Rice") he said he's currently open at the moment. So we grabbed his thoughts on the three who have official offered below…
On the Mustangs: "Close to Dallas, campus is beautiful, wonderful facilities, academically sound and their football program is getting better every year. Also, they're in Conference USA now and I really like that conference."
On the Owls: "One of the best schools in the country academically and academics are probably the most important factor I am looking at right now. Also, I like the fact that they're in Conference USA and one of the top teams in the conference. And they're really hard to beat academically. Plus they're in Texas."
On Army: "Great facilities, great education and great benefits. It's just an awesome opportunity. Plus, my grandfather who played for Notre Dame was in the Marines and also played for them too. Plus I really like the coaches there."
On the Mean Green: "A few of my high school coaches played for North Texas. And, I just think Todd Doge is great coach. Plus the North Texas coaches have been talking to me a lot. And then add to the fact that right now there are a lot of great expectations coming out of North Texas because of Todd Doge being there and they have a really good shot too."
JR Season Stats : "Over 100 pancake blocks, no sacks allowed, 2-3 holding penalties and no false starts."
Weight Room Numbers : "400 Bench, 300 Incline, 285 Power Clean, 575 Squat."
Other Sports : "I have wrestled in the heavyweight division and was a two-time state champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman."
Academics : "3.9 GPA, 1820 SAT (1220 Math/Reading)."