Waiting on Offers

Dak Prescott (Haughton High School) is one of the top quarterbacks in Louisiana's Class of 2011.

Dak Prescott (Haughton High School) is one of the top quarterbacks in Louisiana's Class of 2011 and the strong-armed junior is hoping to receive his first scholarship offer soon.  In fact, the 6-foot-3, 220-pounder is taking an unofficial visit to Mississippi State this weekend to watch the Bulldogs practice and he would like nothing better than to leave with an offer in hand.


"I've been in contact with Mississippi State more than any other school," said Prescott, who accumulated 2,900 all-purpose yards last year along with 42 touchdowns.  "They've been sending me letters and I've called them a few times.  I talk to (offensive line) Coach (John) Hevesy, who is the coach that recruits this area.  I'm hoping that they offer me."


Prescott is fresh off a sterling performance at the recent Clarkson Dreammaker Tour in New Orleans.  At that even, the big quarterback drew rave reviews for his athletic ability, strength, and strong arm.  In fact, Prescott impressed scouts so much with his frame that he was mentioned as the type of player who could play tight end or even linebacker in college.


Make no mistake about it, however.  Prescott excels under center.  In New Orleans, he finished in the top five of all quarterbacks in the event and that achievement earned him an invitation to a follow-up combine held in Santa Barbara, California.  According to Prescott, the quarterbacks in New Orleans were put through a battery of tests, including form drills, various passing trees, dropbacks, and cone drills. 


Prescott, who is also receiving letters from Auburn, LSU, Louisiana Tech, Tulane, and SMU, said that he's working with his wide receivers and tight ends a couple of days a week to keep sharp. 


"We have all of our best athletes on offense returning except for one receiver," Prescott said.  "The only issue on offense is that we have a new and inexperienced offensive line.  We lost a few players on defense too, but we should be okay on that side of the ball."


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