The recruiting process continues to heat up for Lawton (Okla.) MacArthur running back Darius Graham.
Over the last few weeks the 6-1, 210-pound standout has picked up his fourth offer and taken two unofficial visits to BCS programs. The fun does not stop there with a couple of official visits in the works in the near future.
Last weekend, Graham made his way to Mississippi for the Ole Miss/Mississippi State game. He has not heard much from the Rebels, but did receive an invitation for the SEC rivalry game.
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"I got to go to that and it was really exciting," Graham said. "It was a cool atmosphere. There were a lot of people there and it was a good game."
A few weeks ago the standout running back took an unofficial visit to Kansas State as the Wildcats hosted the Oklahoma State Cowboys. It is safe to say an impression was made.
"Kansas State was an amazing school," Graham said. "I really, really like that school. I would really consider them if they offered me. They have a really good program. I really like that school. They really have their stuff together. They make you feel at home. As soon as you get there they open up the doors and talk to you and show you around. I liked it a lot."
Before Kansas State, another Big 12 program began to show interest in the running back as a linebacker.
"Texas Tech wants to get me down for an official visit and they're supposed to be coming down and talking to me," Graham said. "They said they want to do that and try and set that up."
Georgia has been showing interest recently and Houston is showing interest. However, Colorado State is the program which has really turned up the heat over the last month. The Rams joined Louisiana Tech, SMU, and Ohio on Graham's offer list, and have jumped into his current top three with Louisiana Tech and SMU.
"Louisiana Tech, I like them because the coach likes my running style," Graham said. "He already sees me as a true freshman and starting my freshman year up there. Plus, I know their program because my high school team runs the same program they do, the Tony Franklin system. So it won't be much new to me and when I get there I'll already know what's going on.
"Colorado State, to be straight up I haven't been there and haven't seen them. I watched them play a few times on TV, but talking with the coach he makes them sound so convincing. He makes it sound like it will be like home going there and they'll take care of me. Their program is pretty good and they'll help me reach my goals and get my degree which is my main focus.
"SMU, I don't really know about them yet. I'm supposed to be going to visit them but they haven't called me back yet. I'm trying to see what they want to do about that because they said they want to get me down for a visit. I do know they have a good program and they're about academics and will make sure I'm on top of my work and I'm doing well in my classes."
Graham is planning to take an official visit to Louisiana Tech in December and Colorado State in January.