Only nine games into his senior season and Sugarland (Texas) Kempner’s Dominique Owens has already rushed for 1,479 yards and 24 touchdowns.
He was little known to many recruiters just two short months ago, but now recruiters from within Texas and outside the state are courting Greater Houston’s leading rusher.
“I have (scholarship) offers from OSU (Oklahoma State), LSU, Colorado, Texas Tech and TCU,” Owens said. “I probably like LSU the most right now. I’ve been to a couple of their games and the atmosphere is awesome.”
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Even though the Tigers are the leaders, his first official visit will actually be to Oklahoma State on Nov. 30.
Owens has an idea why he’s had so much success this season.
“Really, I think it’s my quickness, my speed and my moves. I also see the field good, too.”
Owens is 5-foot-10, 185 pounds. He recently clocked a 4.43-second 40-yard dash. Because of his speed, he says some schools are also looking at him as a wide receiver.
Changing positions would not be new to Owens. As a sophomore, he was a starting cornerback for Kempner.