DALLAS -- Alex Delton turned plenty of heads at the Rivals250 Underclassmen Challenge presented by Under-Armour. People marveled at his arm strength and raved about his timing. He showed some touch, too. When the event came to a close the Hays (Kan.) quarterback landed on the list of top performers.
But this whole camp-standout thing isn't new territory for Delton. Making waves in these settings is quickly becoming his thing. The one offer he currently holds? The one from Kansas State? It's the product another dominant camp effort.
When you play high school football in a semi-rural town of 20,000 people, it's the road that needs traveled.
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"K-State was definitely interested in me and talking to me before I camped there," Delton said. "But when I got the camp, I hit a 4.40 40 and I threw phenomenal, and they like the dual-threat quarterback. After the camp, I called Coach [Del] Miller and he let me know that they liked me. Coach Mike Cox recruits my area and actually is the one who offered me. I was all smiles that day for sure."
Growing up in Kansas, Delton has a soft spot for the Wildcats. He watched Bill Snyder's teams on TV and in person. That's not to say K-State is the only school that he roots for, though.
"I love football, so I grew up watching a lot of teams," Delton said. "My dad is from Louisiana, so he's an LSU fan and so am I, kind of. I grew up going to some of the K-State games when I was little, too. I've always liked K-State because as a Kansas kid, that's kind of what you do. It would also be like a dream if Les Miles offered me a scholarship, too"
Notre Dame is the third program Delton lists among his "dream schools", but that's not to say only three coaching staffs in America have a chance to land his commitment. Delton isn't locking himself into anything. With more than two years before he'll sign a letter of intent, he plans to look around.
"I'm going to see what other schools offer me," he said.
The next program he plans to check out in person is Missouri, where he will camp he is optimistic about earning his second offer. And the way Delton has been playing on the camp circuit of late, it's hard to see why he'd leave empty handed.
"I think Missouri really likes me," Delton said. "The coaches talk to my coach a lot and they really want me up at that camp. I can't wait to get out there and see the school and compete."
Delton also has tentive plans to camp at Arkansas later in the summer.