Kerens High School athlete Pat Faulk hasn't been on the Hilltop since his spring break, but that doesn't mean the Mustangs aren't still vivid in his mind.
"Recruiting has been slow. I have an offer from SMU, Sam Houston State, I think TCU, Nebraska, and that is about it," stated Faulk to PonyStampede.com. "I like SMU a lot and then Sam Houston. SMU is my favorite. I want to make my decision probably after the football season. I don't want to rush anything."
So what did Faulk like about the SMU?
"SMU made me feel really comfortable when I went up there. It's a really good environment. They are really trying to build their program and win some games this year," said the soon to be senior. "They said that I have enough talent to start or get some playing time early. I think I could fit into their system pretty well."
A quarterback in Kerens' system, Faulk rushed for 2,094 yards and threw for 1,595 yards last season. He scored 31 times on the ground and 14 times though the air. Most college programs project Faulk as either a slot receiver or a cornerback.
"They are recruiting him as an athlete. In my personal opinion, he would be a slot receiver or a corner. He played wide receiver as a freshman," stated Kerens head coach Russell Anderson. "His open field running ability. He has great speed, with a 4.47 in the forty, but his vision and open field running ability is really good. He has the ability to stand steal and get up to full speed real quick!"
The Bobcats finished last season 8-3 in 2A Region II District 14, but expect an even better season with Faulk back under center. The quarterback's number one target, Billy Littleton (528 yards receiving) is also back this year.
"I'm expecting a good season. I think my teammates are going to step up and make plays. I want to be a good leader. We should go pretty far. We went to the playoffs last year, so we should know everything that goes on and stuff."
Faulk is 5'11 and 173 pounds. He runs a self-reported 4.4 forty and benches 280 pounds.