Cedar Hill, Texas wide receiver William Cole is dealing with the heat. It's not just the triple-digit temperatures in North Texas but also the heat of recruiting which is really picking up.
Cole, holding scholarship offers from over 20 schools, says that he's trying to narrow down his list as the season moves along. His list is changing and teams seem to be moving up and down quite regularly. Aside from the season, the 5-foot-10, 165-pound speedster is just trying to find a future college home.
"It's really been about balancing both recruiting and the team really," Cole said. "My dad and I have been talking about it a lot and he said to go on the Internet, and look at all the teams that I'm interested in. That way I can check out the depth charts because I don't want to sit for several years on the bench."
After looking at depth charts, teams have shifted a bit for the No. 47 rated player in Texas.
"My top teams right now are Kansas, LSU, Texas A&M, Nebraska, Baylor, Missouri, and TCU," Cole said. "LSU has dropped a little because I know they have quite a few receivers there, but then again, I could also play corner. Nebraska and Baylor have moved up a little.
"My teammate Anthony Blue is going to Nebraska and he tells me that it's a good school. I could play early there too. Baylor, that's another school where I have teammates going. "Both Romie Blaylock and John Jones are heading there, so I hear a lot about that school and the playing time situation."
Cole says that despite some shifts, all of his "top schools" are still "pretty even" in his mind right now. While most college coaches have been finishing up fall practices, he hasn't had a chance to set up any official visits yet. He plans to do that in the near future.
As for when he'd like to commit, he says it will be towards the end of the season.
"It will be close to the state championship game," he said. "Whether or not we're in it, it will be around that time. Of course, if Cedar Hill makes it, I'll probably decide after the game so I can be focused."
Cole is rated as the nation's No. 39 wide receiver.