TCU Showing Interest In Sachse Star

Sachse, Texas quarterback Kent Myers put up huge numbers in 2012. TCU is among several schools showing the 6-1, 180-pounder interest.

With the 2014 recruiting cycle in full swing, there's always bound to be a player that is slightly under the radar early on in the process. Although it's approaching just two months into the process, one player who surprisingly isn't getting much notoriety, at least in recruiting circles, is Sachse, Texas quarterback Kent Myers.

Take one look at the 2014 prospect's accomplishments as a junior and one can figure that it won't be long before Myers receives his first offer. The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder spent his sophomore season as a starting receiver for the Mustangs but it was his junior year, his first year under center, when he started to flourish.

On the season Myers threw for over 2,800 yards and 28 scores and added another 1,200 and 17 more scores on the ground. That included a career-night against Grapevine when he threw for 434 yards with 6 scores and rushed for 126 yards and 3 touchdowns in the Mustangs' 69-49 win. That's not a typo; Myers accounted for 9 scores on the night.

While putting up eye-opening numbers similar to a video game, most importantly Myers led the Mustangs to an 8-3 record and second consecutive playoff berth. Sachse opened its doors in 2002 and it shouldn't come as a coincidence that the school's first two playoffs runs just happened to be with Myers making plays.

With several key players returning from a young 2012 team, Myers is looking to lead the Mustangs to even greater heights in 2013.

"On offense we have a lot of starters coming back and overall we have a lot of starters coming back on both sides of the ball. Last year we were young as well," he said.

Although Myers is still looking for his first offer, he hasn't gone without interest from some prominent programs. Teams such as TCU, LSU, Arizona State, Baylor, Texas Tech, and New Mexico are showing interest.

Myers has proved that he can play quarterback at the next level, but some schools are intrigued by his overall athleticism and are recruiting him as an athlete. The fleet playmaker doesn't mind playing where he's needed, but he admits his best position at the next level may be at receiver.

"It really doesn't matter to me; I'll play wherever I'm need," he said. "But, I'd rather play wide receiver."

One school that is increasing their interest in Myers is TCU. Myers attended a Frogs' scrimmage last Friday and afterward he had the chance to tour some of the facilities. Needless to say, Myers liked what he saw on the day.

"Everything was great, I liked the coaches and everybody knew my name and I liked that," Myers said. "Coach Patterson talked to us and the players came and shook our hands and it showed the family and brotherhood they have there. The academics are great; they're #1 in the Big 12. I liked everything.

"The facilities were real nice; they put a lot of money into it. It looks like a good place to work out and they said the tutors are right by the locker room so that's great."

Myers said the Frogs just recently entered the picture and are recruiting him at either quarterback or receiver. He says he'll know more this spring when the coaches plan to visit his school for further evaluation.

"I'm really not sure yet, they said they were going to check me out in the spring and they'll determine if they like me at quarterback or wide receiver," Myers said of where TCU is recruiting him. "When it comes to the practices they'll see me at quarterback and if they want to see me at wide receiver they want me to come to a camp."

Myers understands that football doesn't last forever and it's a big reason why a school's academic prestige come first when looking at key factors.

"First is academics, I'm trying to get a good education just in case something happens and my parents want me to get a degree," he said. "I'm also looking at atmosphere and program tradition."

Myers plans to be in attendance this Sunday at the Nike Football Camp that is being held in Allen.

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