There is a lot of buzz at Plano (Texas) Plano West where you will find one of the top defensive prospects in the country in the class of 2010, Jackson Jeffcoat. But if you go see the 6-foot-5, 230 pounder, you may catch yourself drawn to a senior teammate lining up on the same defensive line.
Ameen Behbahani is a 6-foot-0, 255 pound nose guard with a great motor and great tenacity. He has four offers to his credit but as his senior season progresses, more are likely to be on their way.
"Schools are recruiting me as a nose tackle or a 3-shade," Behbahani said. "I play offense on goalline situations at fullback."
Currently, Behbahani holds offers from UNLV, Montana State, Houston and Army. There are a few more schools that have shown him some interest to this point.
"I have the same interest in all of those schools that have offered me," he said. "I won't make my decision until I go on visits and stuff. I'd like to stay close to home and play in the Big 12, maybe at Texas Tech or Texas A&M. Oklahoma and OSU, those are my big two."
Behbahani also has received interest from North Texas and Baylor.
"My goal is personally to be an all-state player, a first-team all-state player," he said. "I want to be asked to go the US Army Bowl and go there. For my team, I would love to go win a state title and put Plano West on the map."
Behbahani's goals should be more attainable after he put in a lot of work in the offseason improving his areas of weakness.
"I really didn't go to too many camps," he said. "I was at the summer conditioning program we have and I also did some speed camps. Speed and quickness was a big part of my game that I needed to work on. I want to be a big quick cat."