Whitehouse, Texas was home to one of the top receivers in the class of 2011, five-star Oklahoma signee Trey Metoyer. With him departing for graduation the Wildcats needed another player to step up.
Dylan Cantrell was a defensive back a year ago but the 6-foot-2, 195-pound junior made the transition with relative ease. Schools have taken notice of his size and speed and an SEC program recently became the first to extend a scholarship offer.
"I have one offer for sure from Ole Miss," Cantrell said on Wednesday evening. "I sent them my video on Monday and then they contacted my trainer, I think it was their recruiting coordinator, and told him to tell me they were offering me.
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"They offered pretty much right after seeing my video so that was cool. I knew they were interested and had been since last year but I wasn't expecting them just to offer like that."
Cantrell has had a chance to visit the Oxford campus before.
"I went out there last year," he said of Ole Miss. "I was just a sophomore but they wanted me to come out to their junior day. I was the only sophomore there. I went up there and really liked it."
In addition to Ole Miss, a couple other programs could throw their hats into the ring soon as well.
"I think BYU could be (close to offering)," he said. "I know SMU is really interested. There are a bunch of schools that have been sending me stuff but those are the two that are probably closest to offering from my perspective.
"Another one I wasn't too sure about was Penn State. I got a letter from them that seemed like it could have been an offer. I emailed the wide receivers coach and he said it was not an official offer yet."
Cantrell has had the opportunity to take in games at a couple of in-state schools so far this fall.
"I went to an SMU game and I went to (a Texas) A&M game," he said. "The A&M game I went to was against OSU so it was really exciting. There were a ton of people. I think it was like the 4th largest crowd ever there. They really impressed me. SMU, there weren't quite as many people, but I still liked it a lot."
Though it is still very early in the recruiting process for the junior he does admit that a pair of schools has made a strong impression.
"I like SMU," Cantrell said. "Ole Miss, I like their campus a lot. Those are probably the two that are standing out right now."
Through seven games this year Cantrell has caught 58 passes for 809 yards and 11 touchdowns.