Offers piling up for Favors

Fort Worth Dunbar is home to three of the top junior prospects in the state of Texas. Rashod Favors has been the most talked about of the trio dating back to the summer before his freshman year. Now a junior, the 6-0, 215 pound safety/linebacker is receiving recruiting attention from coast to coast. Burnt Orange Beat spoke with Favors on Tuesday evening.

Fort Worth Dunbar is home to one of the top safety/linebacker prospects in the 2010 class in state. Rashod Favors has been a staple of the Dunbar program for three seasons now after entering his freshman season with sky-high expectations.

The 6-0, 215-pound powerfully built defender battled through injury as a sophomore missing half of the season, but enjoyed a healthy and productive junior campaign. Favors is now piling up the offers with the healthy season under his belt where he showed his versatility at safety and running back.

"I've got offers from Stanford, LSU, Texas Tech and SMU," Favors said.

In addition to four official offers, the talented defensive prospect has been receiving many junior day invites in recent weeks.

"Oh yeah, I have a lot of junior day invites. I think I'm going to Oklahoma State on January 31 and Texas Tech in March. Oklahoma has one on January 24. Baylor has one on the 24th too. I leaning to going to OU's if I can make it. Texas has one the first week in February. I'm gong to that with my teammates Darius White and Dominique Sanders," said Favors.

With more than a dozen offers and junior day invites in hand, making up a short list of school preferences can prove to be a tough task, but not for the Fort Worth I.S.D. star.

"I like Texas, Texas Tech, OU, Oklahoma State, Florida, Florida State and Oregon the most," Favors said.

Since he played every snap at safety and some snaps at running back, many question what side of the ball Favors would prefer to play on the next level. Now, it's not so much what side of the ball, but what position.

"I'm being recruited as an outside linebacker and strong safety. Somewhere close to the line of scrimmage. I feel like I can play safety, but outside linebacker suits me too," Favors said.

While there isn't a timetable for making a decision, Favors said he is looking at family atmosphere and graduation rates when taking unofficial visits to schools.

"I just want to graduate and get a degree. I'm looking for a family type of feeling and graduation rates of the players. I want to feel comfort," Favors said.


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