First Look: 2012 Berkner ATH Gerald Gafford

LonghornDigest caught up with 2012 Richardson (Texas) Berkner High athlete Gerald Gafford for a first look . The 5-foot-11 standout prospect is currently hearing from multiple schools and has been keeping himself busy this summer with camps and preparations for his junior season. Come inside for the inside scoop!

Richardson (Texas) Berkner High athlete Gerald Gafford is the kind of prospect that most college coaches would love to have on their roster. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound playmaker is about as versatile as they come and can line up at running back, wide receiver, and defensive back.

Several colleges have taken notice of Gafford's talents and have begun to express interest.

"I've been hearing from Houston, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, Notre Dame, Iowa, Rice, Nebraska and Baylor," said Gafford.

The Berkner athlete has been keeping himself busy this summer. He has participated in three camps already and has shown coaches what he can bring to the table as a player.

"I went to the SMU camp, Baylor and UTEP. I played with rising seniors and dominated most of them. The coaches seemed really interested in me, I worked out at running back and defensive back."

The Berkner standout was planning on attending the Longhorns summer camp a few weeks ago but something came up at the last minute and he wasn't able to find a ride to Austin.

"My father is in the Army Reserve and he had to go over there, I had no ride that weekend."

Berkner says that he would like to line up as a slot receiver or a defensive back at the collegiate level. He would also like to see some time on special teams.

"I want to play in the slot or at defensive back at the next level, I also want to get on special teams at kick returner."

The Berkner playmaker is currently wide open about his college favorites and is mostly focused on preparing for his upcoming junior season.

"This summer I'm trying to get stronger and more solid to take hits better. I'm also doing agility drills and lifting every morning and running summer track."

Gafford will make his way to Baton Rouge later this month to participate in the LSU camp. After that, he plans on working hard to achieve his goals for his junior season.

"I want to show everybody why I'm the best and why I deserve to be on the field. I want to try and become an All-American."

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