Galena Park (Texas) North Shore players like cornerback Kevin Rutland have watched their successful season come to an end when they lost to Spring (Texas) Westfield in quite a battle a couple of weeks ago.
Nevertheless, the 6-foot-1, 185-pound two-way player says he can focus now on recruiting. With Kansas State being his first and only offer up to this point, Rutland is hunting for more.
"K-State is still the only one, but OSU and Missouri sound really good," Rutland said. "They haven't offered yet. UTEP is the same way. I'm focusing the most on those schools right now."
Rutland admits that he was surprised when Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder announced his retirement some time ago. However, he's not letting it affect his decision.
"I didn't really know much about them at the time," Rutland said about the Wildcats. "I really haven't even talked to the coaches that much since he retired, though I think my mom may have. I haven't thought about it that much to be honest because it's not going to have a big impact on my decision."
It appears that Kansas State is also the first school to talk about making an in-home visit, though Rutland is not sure of the exact date.
"I'm just working on visits right now which will be sometime in December," he said. "I really don't know where I want to go to yet."