For a class A team, Munday is loaded with plenty of talent. Headlining that group is the state's top player in Class A, do-everything athlete Dee Paul. In his fourth year as a starter on both sides of the ball, Paul has only played one full game this season but he's passed for 912 yards and 13 scores while adding 923 rushing yards and 18 more scores on the ground which includes a season-high of 328 against Holiday. He averages 13.3 yards per carry.
Also dealt the task to cover opponents' top receivers or play safety, Paul has 42 solo tackles, 4 interceptions and 3 fumble recoveries. But, what makes him most dangerous is his ability as a returner where he's returned 5 kickoffs for 320 yards and 3 scores and averages 31.5 yards on 6 punt returns with another score.
Paul committed to SMU back in April and since that time his recruitment has remained relatively quiet. Teams have showed continued interest but last week his hard work and dedication paid off with an offer from a Big 12 program; Oklahoma State. Not bad for a kid from a town with just over 1,500 residents.
"It feels good just to get another offer," Paul said of the Oklahoma State offer. "They had called and said they were going to come out and watch me catch punts and a couple of days later they said they were impressed and offered me about a week or so later."
The 6-foot, 167-pounder remains committed to the Mustangs but admits the Oklahoma State offer has opened his eyes.
"It gave me a good feeling because it's a bigger team and they play in a better conference," Paul said.
Another Big 12 program has shown consistent interest in Paul as well which is why he'll be making a trip to see the school this weekend.
"Texas Tech has really been recruiting me since last year and calling me and Coach Cumbie talks to me on Facebook," he said. "They're recruiting me as a receiver."
Oklahoma State offered Paul as a cornerback and returner while Tech is showing interest in him as a receiver. For the talented athlete, it doesn't matter which side of the ball he plays on.
"Not really, wherever the team needs me is where I'll play. It really doesn't matter," Paul said.
Another team Paul wishes to hear from is TCU. His father, the late Blanford Paul Sr., played for the Horned Frogs in 1983 after a stellar career at Olney, Texas. The younger Paul would love the chance to play on the same field as his father.
"I'd definitely like to hear from them," he said. "I like them mainly because my dad went there and I think it would be neat if I went there."
Paul is a three-time gold medal winner in the 300-hurdles in Texas with a personal-best of 37.5. Surprisingly, he says interest on the oval hasn't come like he expected.
"Not really, I haven't really had a call for track at all," he said.
Paul will visit Tech this weekend, SMU next weekend and Oklahoma State in two weeks.