Interest picking up for Texas ATH

When it comes to football recruiting for Strake Jesuit's Jeff McVaney, patience is something he has learned throughout the process. While he may not have the offers of other top-level athletes, McVaney definitely has his fair share interested Division I programs. It looks like he plans to have a busy January. So where is his next stop? TexasPrepInsider brings you this update.

After Strake Jesuit athlete Jeff McVaney's senior highlights made it into the hands of college coaches across the country, things have really started to take off. Even though he already holds offers from Army, Harvard, and Texas State, many other programs have requesting his presence on official visits.

"The only visit I have planned is to Texas State on January 11, but I am going to set up others," McVaney said. "I am supposed to get visits with Kansas, TCU, and Air Force

When asked about the recent increase in interested schools, the 6-foot-1, 215-pound McVaney was more than excited about it. To date, many of the larger programs had not shown a high level of interest.

But that has changed.

"I'm pretty excited about getting interest from the larger programs," McVaney said. "Since I mailed out my video, a bunch of bigger schools have been calling. For me, I want to play somewhere where football and a winning tradition is important to the school."

Unofficially, McVaney has already been to the campuses of North Carolina, Louisiana Tech, Texas State, TCU, and LSU. Aside from this, he has also been in contact with other schools like Oklahoma, Baylor, Stanford, and Texas A&M.

Though he is not naming a favorite, there have been a couple of schools in particular that have been showing heavy interest.

"I don't really have a favorite, but Kansas, TCU, and Air Force have been pursuing me the most," McVaney said. "Air Force and TCU have been calling and Oklahoma came by my school. But still, I'm keeping everything even."

McVaney led the Crusader team to an 8-2 record this past season and threw for 1,603 yards and 21 touchdowns. On the ground he gained 748 yards and nine touchdowns.

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