Hights Grabs First Offer

A few weeks ago, Yoakum, TX athlete Tre'vontae Hights was a relative unknown in recruiting circles. Now, he holds a Big 12 offer.

It's been quite a while since the tiny town of Yoakum, TX has produced a D-1 prospect in football. That all changed on Saturday as one of the top athletes ever to don a Bulldog uniform landed his first scholarship offer.

That player is do-everything athlete Tre'vontae Hights and the offer he received came from a Big 12 program; TCU.

Just a few weeks ago Hights was a little known player in recruiting circles. He had generated some interest thanks to an impressive highlight film and equally impressive accolades in track. Texas State, UTSA, Baylor and a few others had shown a little interest.

The interest from TCU picked up heavily earlier in the week when Hights spoke with the Frogs' safeties coach; Chad Glasgow. Glasgow invited Hights to TCU's spring scrimmage on Saturday and while in town he picked up his first of what's expected to be several offers.

Hights admitted he nearly made the decision to be a Frog but knows with his recruitment still relatively new, he needs to evaluate the options he receives.

"I loved it, it was hard not to say yes (when they offered)," Hights said. "I know I have to wait out my options."

Another part of about the visit Hights enjoyed was his time with the coaching staff. Although Yoakum is over a four hour drive from Ft. Worth, Hights never felt far from home on his visit thanks to the hospitality from the TCU staff.

"They were great, it didn't feel far from home at all with them," Hights said of his visit with the coaches.

Coming from a small town, Hights also likes the fact that TCU's campus is small and compact.

"They were nice and all close," he said of the campus. "That was a good thing; they're improving every building too so it should be even nicer."

Before he left town, Hights had the chance to meet one on one with TCU head coach Gary Patterson. Hights admits he was nervous at first to speak with the coach.

"It was a bit intimidating at first but I really had nothing to worry about because he was a great guy and definitely a character," he said.

Hights lined up at quarterback, running back, receiver and safety for Yoakum in 2013. It's his size and speed that makes TCU feel he could be a threat at receiver at the college level.

"They talked receiver a lot; they said they definitely want to put the ball in my hands," he said.

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