College recruiters have been waiting for Labor Day for some time. They can follow up on their 2007 senior class while getting a jump on junior prospects. Schools can officially offer an underclassmen after September 1st of their junior year.
It didn't take long for Galena Park, Texas athlete Gahn McGaffie to get his first offer.
"I got the first one in this morning," Galena Park coach Ray Zepeda said. "Nebraska was the first to offer. I'm going to talk with him this morning and let him know."
McGaffie (5-9, 170-pounds) has started for the Yellow Jackets since his freshman season, where he played receiver for a 10-0 team. Last year he moved to quarterback, and led his team to a winning record. McGaffie threw for 245 yards last weekend against Montgomery High School, which Galena Park won 29-28 in overtime.
"He's an unbelievable athlete," Zepeda said. "He could be a great slot receiver or corner in college because of his hips and speed. We just can't replace his athleticism at quarterback. He did throw every kind of pass this weekend though."
One of his favorite targets is senior receiver Warren Holloway (6-2, 200-pounds), who caught six passes for 135 yards and a touchdown. His score was from 55 yards out.
"Warren is a sleeper who is going to help somebody," Zepeda said. "He's got the size you can't coach and will go across the middle or straight down the field. He didn't get many opportunities last year, but we want to get the ball in his hands 6 or 7 times a game."
Fullback Lester Bush (5-10, 205-pounds) scored the two point conversion for the Yellow Jackets is also getting some mail.
"Lester is strong as a bull," Zepeda said. "He's only a junior and will play college football somewhere."