Crockett Ath. Lists SMU In Top Three

Dominique Wheeler of Crockett High School did it all last year for the 10-2 Bulldogs, and the versatile junior was rewarded on Saturday with a scholarship offer from Texas A&M. But who is in his top three at the moment? Come inside for the details.

Last year, the Crockett Bulldogs enjoyed a successful 10-2 season and the undisputed top playmaker on the squad was junior Dominique Wheeler. Whether Wheeler was catching passes, running the football, or throwing for touchdowns, the 6-foot-2, 175-pounder was making something happen for his team.

"As a junior, most of my yardage was rushing yardage," said Wheeler. "Our quarterback got hurt during the season, and I took over at that position. It will be nice to get back to my old position (WR) next year."

Wheeler put up some stunning numbers in 2010. For example, he gained 238 yards on 20 carries with four touchdowns in a 42-41 loss to eventual Class 3A Division II runner-up Coldspring-Oakhurst. In addition, he ran for 200 yards on 11 carries with three TDs in a win over Madisonville.

At his normal position -- wide receiver -- Wheeler hauled in six catches for 153 yards and four touchdowns in a victory over Malakoff. Under center, he continued to demonstrate an amazingly wide array of talents, completing 13-of-16 passes for 161 yards and two TDs in a 34-12 rout of Frankfort.

Thus, it's no surprise that the multi-purpose star garnered an offer from Texas A&M on Saturday at the Aggies' Junior Day.

"I was pretty excited," said Wheeler. "I loved it. Coach Sherman told me not to rush in making my decisions with recruiting, to take it slow. I'm going to Junior Day at TCU this week, and Oklahoma has been in contact with me a good bit.

"At first, TCU was my favorite, but when I went to Texas A&M, I liked it. TCU and Texas A&M are my favorites, along with SMU. They (SMU) have a good offense and I know one of their players, linebacker Ja'Gared Davis. He's from Crockett and he was a senior when I was a freshman."

What did Wheeler enjoy about the weekend at Texas A&M?

"I liked the academic aspect of it," he said. "They talked about academics and education a great deal, and they're going to make sure you get your education no matter what. I also liked how they treated me with respect. They treated me very well."

Currently, Wheeler is tearing it up on the basketball court for the Bulldogs, who are 21-3 on the season.


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