Gresham on the radar of several programs

Daniel Gresham of Ft. Worth All Saints Episcopal is already becoming a hot name to watch for the 2014 class.

Daniel Gresham of Ft. Worth All Saints Episcopal is already becoming a hot name to watch for the 2014 class. The 5-foot-11, 225-pounder rushed for 584 yards on only 82 carries as a sophomore in 2011 and reached the end zone a total of 12 times.

With a big frame and 4.6 speed, it's no surprise colleges have already taken an interest in the runningback.

"Texas A&M, Missouri are showing interest. I talked to one of the coaches from Michigan who came up here last year," he said. "There was a offensive coordinator from Alabama who came up to watch our quarterback last year and Coach Beck said he kept talking about me and they were going to start recruiting me. He liked my build as a runningback."

Another school that has recently started showing interest is TCU. Gresham and two of his All Saints teammates, 2014 prospect Demetrius Knox and 2013 linebacker Xavier Phillips, attended a TCU practice last week. Just as Knox and Phillips have told, Gresham says there was a lot of familiarity at the Frogs' practice.

"I think they run it extremely smoothly. I noticed that Coach Patterson was more around the defense a lot more than the offense but the coaches told me he's more of a defensive minded coach so that made sense," he said. "Our defense, we both run the 4-2-5 and our defensive coordinator went to TCU so Coach Beck told me that's why we scheme the same defense as TCU. We run our practices the same also."

Gresham had an opportunity to visit with some of the TCU coaches afterwards and says the staff made sure he and his teammates were aware of the number of players that will be gone from the roster due to graduation once it's time for them to be freshmen.

Is TCU a school that interests the runningback?

"Yes, for sure," he said. "It's close enough to home and my sister attends there now, she's a freshman so she will still be there and that will play a big factor to try to be close to her again because I haven't gone to school with her since elementary in Kentucky. It would be real cool to go to school with my sister again; she's a big TCU fan. I've been to quite a few games."

Gresham has been on the Saints varsity since his freshman season. The last two seasons he's shared a lot of carries with seniors. Now, entering his junior season, Gresham knows he will have more opportunities to carry the load and has a goal in mind. But most importantly, he wants a state championship.

"My goal is to rush for over 1,500 yards. We had a senior runningback my freshman year and a senior runningback last year," he said. "I've been working on my speed a lot, I'm down to a 4.6 and I'm planning on getting it down to the 4.4 range. I want my weight to get down from 225 to 215. I want to take the team to the championship."

Gresham will visit Baylor today and Oklahoma this Saturday.

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