Top Three for Texada

With over 19 scholarship offers, Centennial (TX) cornerback Ranthony Texada has named a top three and has more visits planned this weekend.

MADISON - Narrowing down his offer list so he can count his potential schools on one hand is the main task for Centennial (TX) cornerback Ranthony Texada at this point. Offered by at least 19 schools, Texada's offer list includes Baylor, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa State, Nevada, Penn State and TCU.

The top three schools for Texada right now are Baylor, Iowa State and TCU. Texada unofficially visited Baylor and TCU in the last few weeks.

"Oh they were great," Texada told Badger Nation of his two visits. "I got to talk to the coaches a little bit more and see what they had planned for me and stuff like that. I got to see more of the facilities and the academic courses of the school. I'm pretty much thinking of those three."

The 5-9, 160-pound three-star cornerback has been to camp at Texas Tech and SMU, and plans visit Iowa State and Nebraska this weekend.

Wisconsin had scheduled him for a visit this spring, but Texada never came to campus. In fact, talks with Badgers have been nonexistent for a while now.

"I honestly haven't heard from them for a while," Texada said. "It never came through, I haven't really heard from them. It would come as a surprise if they called."

Texada - ranked as the No.88 cornerback in the country by - lists his 4.38 speed and one of his best assets. He's also coveted by many schools because of his ball hawking skills and his kick return abilities. Coaches have told Texada to improve on his size and agility before he graduates in 2013.

"[They want me to] just to keep on working on my footwork, and on my strength to get that up too," he said.

Proximity of the school to home doesn't really matter for Texada, which keeps his options wide open.

"Just as long as my parents are comfortable and I'm comfortable," Texada said. "It can be far, it can be close. I'm also looking for a place where they have good academics, which I know a lot of them offer that, and then just a place where I can contribute. I don't want them to bench me too long."

Texada has said that he wants to be on the field ‘between my freshmen and sophomore years'. In 2011, he recorded 45 tackles, five interceptions, and four touchdowns on kick returns.

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