Ivan Delgado Talks Recruiting

Ivan Delgado is off to a great start. He has led Ellison High School in Killeen (Texas) to an impressive 4-0 start. The junior signal caller is one of the most coveted quarterbacks in the state of Texas for the class of 2008. He is drawing interest from several big time programs and is on the verge of securing his first scholarship offer.

"I don't have any offers yet," Ivan Delgado said. "But OSU is pretty close to giving me an offer."

Oklahoma State has shown Delgado the most interest up to this point, but he is also hearing from several other Big 12 schools through the mail as well.

"From mail, A&M and Tech," Delgado said. "Colorado's Coach (Dan Hawkins) has handwritten me a couple of letters. Kansas State, Kansas, and OU have all sent a couple of letters and LSU has."

What is it going to take to impress Delgado?

"I'd like to stay close around Texas," Delgado said. "A&M, UT, and Tech are close. Also, OSU and OU wouldn't be too far away."

Delgado is looking for one key ingredient to top off his recruitment. He has expressed a desire to play his natural position on the next level.

"I'm looking for a good football program that will welcome me," Delgado said. "Good academics and someone who wants me to play quarterback. I don't want to switch positions."

The 6-foot-3, 180 pound Delgado has tremendous athletic ability. He had a great sophomore season at Ellison where he earned Sophomore of the Year honors. His blazing speed combined with his excellent passing skills should make him one of the most sought after dual-threat quarterbacks in the class of 2008.

As a sophomore, Delgado racked up 2020 yards through the air and 850 on the ground. He accounted for 24 touchdowns last season.

He talked about his skills and what he brings to the football field.

"I think I'm pretty athletic," Delgado said. "So if something goes wrong, I can get out of it and make a play."

Delgado was invited to Oklahoma State's football camp over the summer but wasn't able to attend. OSU's coaching staff has invited him back to watch the Cowboys take on the Oklahoma Sooners on November 25th.

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