COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Coming from a talented family, talk in the North Texas area is that sophomore wide receiver Kris Lott could be the best of the bunch.
His father, Thomas Lott, was a star option quarterback at Oklahoma in the late 1970's and his son, also named Thomas, was a running back who played for Rice a few years ago. However, the youngest of the brothers Kris is ready to make his mark at Plano (Texas) Senior High School where not just fans but his family thinks he could be the best.
"That's what they say," Lott says about his family's high praise of his abilities. "They told me I'm going to be the best."
Closing in on 6-foot already, he may end up being the tallest at minimum. However, his jumping ability and foot speed already is turning heads.
"I'm a jump-ball type of receiver," Lott said. "If I need to go up and make the big catch, I can do that. I'm dependable too. I've got good hands and I'm always trying to make a play."
Lott's brother and father, who both went through the recruiting process, have told him to just keep working hard and let the rest take care of itself. His participation at the 7-on-7 state tournament this past weekend gave people a big preview of what's to come in the next few years.
Even though his father was a Sooner, the youngest Lott says that he's being pretty open at this very early stage in his high school career.
"It's basically about any Division I scholarship that I get, I'm going to look at," Lott said. "As long as I get to play on that level, I don't have any favorite schools yet."