DB Gets 2nd Offer
In the last few days, the Texas State staff has offered two high school teammates and one of them is Niko Small. A 5'11" 185lb play-making defensive back that will knock you up side the head or drop back and get you a "Pick Six" to change the game. The Bobcats are his second offer. Louisiana Tech of C-USA was his first and many more appear on the verge. Baylor, Oregon State, TCU, Texas Tech, Kansas State, and Oklahoma State are just some of the programs who want him to take in a spring practice or have already been in contact. Small is currently running track for Arlington Bowie HS and after track practice, he then hits the weight room with his teammates to get ready for upcoming spring ball. He's never been on Texas State's campus, but he's heard only good things about the Bobcats and it's drawing his interest. "I heard San Marcos is a really nice town. The coaches I've talked to have been really humble. I haven't heard anything negative about Texas State. Coach Bedell wants me to come down on March 29th to see a practice. I'm trying to get to San Marcos for that visit," said Small. Niko has a hectic schedule ahead of him next week as he's got some traveling to do. He'll be stopping in at TCU, Oklahoma State and Louisiana Tech to check out their practices. The Bobcats likes him at safety, but because of his athleticism and speed, he could get some looks at corner. Just last Friday he turned in a 4.46 40 yard dash in workouts at Bowie. On the field, Small shows versatility and can be used in multiple roles. Niko prides himself on being a student of the game and then executing while on it. "I'm just an intelligent, aggressive player. The week before a game I watch a lot of film. Break down schemes, see what type of QB it is and look at the coaching. On the field, I want everybody to know I'm there. I can make my presence known. I can hit you in the head or get the ball in my hands and score."
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