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Feldt has two early leaders

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Pilot Point, Texas offensive lineman Boone Feldt is quite familiar with the recruiting process. He watched his brother, four-star offensive lineman Cam Feldt go through it last year prior to signing with Arkansas. However, he has never been the center of attention until now.
The 6-foot-3, 276-pound junior just finished up his season two weeks ago and now has turned his attention to recruiting. He has drawn the attention of several colleges.
"I'm being recruited hard but I haven't been offered just yet," Feldt said. "The main schools recruiting me are Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Baylor and TCU.
"Last week I went to the TCU-San Diego State game. The (Texas) A&M coaches invited me down for their game against Nebraska this weekend and I think I'm going to that and then I'm going to the Oklahoma State-Oklahoma game the week after."
Feldt liked what he saw at TCU.
"They're very impressive," he said. "When people say they can't hang with the SEC or the big conferences like that, they definitely can. They're big time. They're good. I didn't have a chance to talk to the coaches this time but I've talked to them before."
With a trip to Texas A&M set for this weekend, Feldt says the Aggies have been showing him a little bit of attention to date.
"They've kept in touch," he said. "Dat Nguyen recruits my area and he's kept in touch. They haven't recruited me as hard as Oklahoma State and Texas Tech, though."
It is those two schools that the big lineman feels could be close to extending offers.
"From my perspective, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech look pretty close (to offering)," Feldt said. "They're the ones in control of it, though, so we'll see. The first step is to get the first one. I think that will start a chain reaction when I get one or two offers because there are some schools kind of on the edge."
With his older brother being a freshman at Arkansas, Feldt says the prospect of playing together again is intriguing to him.
"I've heard from them a good bit," he said. "I think it's a selling point (that Cam is there). I've been up there to visit him a lot so I know the campus and the town real well. That's one of the main selling points at Arkansas, that he is up there."
However, the Razorbacks have some ground to make up. Two Big 12 programs currently top Feldt's list.
"My dad played for Texas Tech and my uncle went to school at Texas Tech so that's kind of a big deal," he said. "That would be cool. I've visited there a lot. Oklahoma State, I've heard from a lot of friends that have been recruited there that say the facilities are amazing and they're a great program, obviously. Both of those schools stand out for different reasons."
Wherever he ends up, Feldt will be making a position change of sorts.
"I play tackle for Pilot Point but I'm being recruited as a center," he said. "At all the camps I went to, I played center. I don't think it will be too big of an adjustment moving there."
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