Lawton (Okla.) MacArthur running back Darius Graham missed a few games with a slightly separated shoulder, but he is back and he is grateful.
It was hard for him to miss the few games he did, but his return was a special moment.
"It was overwhelming when I first got back on the field," Graham said. "I was excited and happy to be out there and playing for the crowd and doing my thing. I was kind of timid at first so I took a couple of hits and felt good so I just kept running the ball hard."
On the recruiting front, the 6-1, 210-pound three-star standout continues to receive interest from several programs, and holds offers from Louisiana Tech, Ohio, and SMU. Recently he has received serious interest from a new school and at a new position.
Following a Texas Tech camp the Red Raiders let Graham know they liked him at linebacker, and talks are now beginning to heat up between the two parties.
"I've been talking to the coach, so I'm going to go down there for an official visit and talk to them and see what they have to say," Graham said.
How does he feel about the possibility of a position switch?
"I like to hit and I consider myself a real physical player. I used to play linebacker up until my 10th grade year, so I think linebacker would be a pretty good position. I'm pretty familiar with the position."
In addition to a December official visit to Texas Tech, Graham is also working to finalize plans on another official visit
"I'm trying to get down there to Louisiana Tech, but I'm going to talk to coach Tony Franklin and see what would be a good time and talk to my parents and see when we can schedule to go down there," Graham said.
Texas Tech and Louisiana could also be in line to receive unofficial visits from the MacArthur standout. He has already taken unofficial visits to Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, and Arkansas and currently he does have one school leading the rest.
"All the colleges that were recruiting me I'm still getting mail from them. I'm really interested in OSU though," Graham said. "I don't know, I went to one of their football games and the atmosphere was just crazy. At the game it was real loud and the people I met there were real cool. It was just a cool vibe. It's cool to be around the people."
However, when it comes to the recruiting process Graham is taking everything in and letting it all play out.
"It's been kind of slow, but God has a plan for me so I'm just going to sit back and wherever he sends me that's where I'm going to go and that's where I'm going to play."