Busing tables at Fish Tails, a seafood joint in Galveston, Texas, Ball High's Rajon Henley's future is a bright as the neon beer signs flashing at the local restaurant.
With interest from schools seemingly a million miles from the sleepy Gulf Coast summer town, Henley has fished through his offers and opportunities to narrow his choices to six.
"I really like Oklahoma State, LSU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Utah and Texas," he said. "Those are my current favorites. I've visited Texas and LSU and my dad is taking me to Texas A&M soon. I'm trying to get to the other places."
Henley plans to give LSU an official visit along with Texas.
"I liked those schools," he said. "Texas is big but it has great facilities and good coaches. I really liked LSU's campus also."
Henley, an all-district selection as a junior, combines the size and speed that makes him a versatile catch on defense.
"Some schools like me at linebacker, some at defensive end," he said. "It doesn't matter to me. I think I'm fast enough to play outside linebacker and big enough to be a rush end."
He'll be the catch of the day from some starving college coach looking for a defensive whale.