Continually knocked because of his size, Bauer just produces on the field. After prepping at Corsicana (Texas) High, Bauer left as the school's all-time receptions leader with 146 catches. Despite getting some attention as a prep senior, no offers came his way.
"I was eligible and schools were watching me. I had a 1040 on the SAT and I was an all-state receiver, but people said I was too small," said Bauer.
So he ended up at Navarro where he was an all-conference receiver in 2005 and this fall, he returns with that chip firmly on his shoulder.
"I'll just go out there and do what I do and show that I can play college football," said Bauer.
As of now, Bauer is hearing from Louisville, Southern Miss, TCU and Utah, though no offers have come his way just yet.
"I want to take some visits to some schools," said Bauer. "I plan to take all five."
Bauer led Navarro in yards and touchdown catches last season and this year will add punt and kick return duties to his responsibilities. Through two games he has caught 5 balls for 108 yards and has a 78-yard TD to his credit.
A 2005 graduate of Corsicana, Bauer will have three years to play his two seasons and will graduate in December with his A.A.