The state of New Mexico isn't a recruiting hot bed. It certainly isn't a breeding ground for top-tier quarterbacks. But location hasn't affected Zach Gentry. His skill set is no secret.
The 6-foot-6 quarterback is up to seven scholarship offers already, the most recent of which arrived from Northwestern and TCU. For now, there is no standout on Gentry's offer list. For now, his mission is to get to know the coaches at each interest school.
Quarterback recruiting moves quickly. The El Dorado High School standout know that, but he doesn't see it as any reason to rush things.
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"I've been in a lot more contact with Northwestern before the offer happened," Gentry said. "I hadn't really talked to TCU a whole lot before they offered, so I'm still in a gray area with those guys until I figured things out. I'm still getting to know the coaches at both of those programs, really."
The next step will be unofficial visits, but those aren't being thrown together quickly either. Gentry is moving through the process at his own pace. This is his choice to make, and he intends to do it on his own timetable.
"We haven't thought much about visits yet," he said. "I'm still trying to talk to my dad about that stuff and figure it out."
Gentry holds offers from Tennessee, San Diego State, Louisville, New Mexico, New Mexico State and Oklahoma State in addition to his recent invites from TCU and Northwestern.
He names no favorites in the process at this juncture.