Wheeler Headed To Austin For Junior Days

Dominique Wheeler jumps off the tape with his explosion and his quickness.

But the talented athlete from Crockett High School said he doesn't expect to use the same amount of quickness when making his college decision. Wheeler has offers from TCU, Texas A&M and Baylor and is receiving interest from Texas, Oklahoma and LSU.

That's why, when Wheeler makes a trip to visit Texas for Junior Day this weekend, he said he isn't likely to pull the trigger on a commitment.

"I'm excited and ready to go down and see what they show me," Wheeler said. "But I've seen where people on a Web site talked about how I might commit, and I don't think (that will happen). If there was a school I really liked and wanted to go there, I would consider it. But I'm just not for sure yet.

"If (Texas) offers me, I don't think I would commit right away," Wheeler said. "But that doesn't mean it couldn't come sometime soon (afterward)."

Wheeler, who is being recruited by new receivers coach Darrell Wyatt, said schools are recruiting him at wide receiver. In high school, he's played all over the field, including a stint at quarterback last season.

"I just try to go out there and play like every play is my last," Wheeler said. "I play a lot of positions and wherever they put me, I just try to do my best and give 110 percent."

Wheeler's size — he's listed at 6-foot-2 — and his explosive athleticism are his best attributes, and the junior said he wants to improve on the more subtle parts of being a receiver, like route running.

"With me playing mostly quarterback (last year), I didn't get a chance to work on that as much," Wheeler said. "I'm not sure what it will be like this year. We got our starting quarterback back, so I might play a little there, but not as much as last year."

With Texas looking to likely take two receivers in this class, it appears that Wheeler will be fighting with Dallas Skyline product Thomas Johnson and Austin High receiver Cayleb Jones for the open spots.

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