Dallas Kimball coach Darrell Jordan calls him a definite "ball player." Coming from a tradition rich school in the North Texas area that's saying a lot. So it's no surprise that the talented defensive back Ryan Tennison has two offers in hand already.
The 5-foot-10, 190-pounder is going into his third year of starting on the varsity squad for Kimball and picked up all-district honors during both his junior and sophomore years. Now, he has the offers to prove that he'll be heavily recruited over the next several months.
"Houston has offered and K-State did too," Tennison said. "U of H came early this week and Kansas State came last Thursday. Man, it was a little bit surprising being this early. I didn't really know who was going to be first to offer, so it's really a surprise that any offers came."
Though the humble young man doesn't like to talk about his talents, he's got plenty. That's why mail has been coming in from just about every college in the country as of late.
"Alabama, Arkansas, UTEP, Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Alabama, Stanford, Michigan State, Michigan, LSU, TCU, Arizona State, SMU, and a whole lot of others have sent stuff," he said. "To be honest, I could name them all but it would take a while."
Right now there are five schools that Tennison has above the rest – TCU, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, and Houston.
The two newest offers definitely pushed those two programs high on the list.
"Houston is not too far from home and I talk to the coaches there quite a bit," Tennison said. "Kansas State, I just love their defense. I was supposed to go to their spring game this weekend, but we've got a regional track meet."
Tennison says his goal for his senior year is to be an "All-American" caliber player.