Katy (Texas) Cy Lakes running back Jarvis Leverett has not had much of a chance to shine in front of college coaches. The 5-foot-11, 195-pound runner plays for a new school that only started varsity ball last year and his junior campaign was cut short due to injury.
Leverett is doing his best to be seen, though, and recently camped at a Big 12 school. Shortly after, he picked up a written scholarship offer.
"I got my first offer from Kansas State," Leverett said. "It was on a piece of paper that my head coach at school gave to me. I knew it was coming because they told me when I was at their camp at the end of July that they were going to offer me. It was still a good feeling though.
"I've talked to the head coach and he seems to like me and I've been talking to coach (Dana) Dimel. He's the offensive coordinator up there."
A couple other programs have taken notice of Leverett as well.
"I haven't heard a ton from other schools," he said. "Kansas State is the primary school I've been hearing from. I talked to coach from Purdue on Facebook and they seem to like me and Colorado came by in the spring to see me. That's really about it."
Leverett, who was consistently timed in the 4.4-second range at camps this summer, says he is completely recovered from the injury that prematurely ended his junior campaign.
"I tore my ACL in the third game last year," he said. "I'm back to 100-percent but a lot of schools are waiting to see how I do in the first two games or so. They want to make sure I'm all the way healed and can take contact and everything."
Though the recruiting process is very new to Leverett he admits that one school currently stands out. In fact, a commitment is not completely out of the question in the near future.
"K-State is looking really good," he said. "I liked it a lot when I was up there. I'm really looking at K-State. I don't want to commit just yet but we'll see what happens in the next few weeks here."
In two-and-a-half games as a junior Leverett rushed for 349 yards and five touchdowns on 56 carries. He also caught six passes for another 53 yards.