It's been an interesting high school career for Canton, Texas dual-threat quarterback G.J. Kinne but things are certainly getting back to normality.
After dealing with a near fatal gunshot wound to his father and coach Gary Joe Kinn, the youngest Kinne is now ready to lead his team during his senior season. Recruiting hasn't been going bad either, but the 6-foot-3, 195-pound rising star says that he'll be going slowly on that front.
"I've got a couple of new verbal offers, but my dad and I want to keep them quiet for now," Kinne said. "It's just so we don't make anyone think that there are favorites out there right now or anybody leading."
"Texas, Oklahoma, Miami, and Alabama are four main schools showing a lot of interest."
The first school to send a written offer was the in-state team close to home – Baylor.
"I'm still very interested in them," Kinne said. "The hiring of their new offensive coordinator was really big. The day after he got there, he was down in Canton. Coach Chris Lancaster told me that they kept me in mind when they hired the new coach."
"They want me to be the man that turned around the program. That's always good to hear."
After everything that he's been through, the young Kinne is ready to just see where the future takes him. So far he says that he's enjoyed his recruiting process.
It all started for him when he followed the other top Texas quarterbacks during their recruiting processes.
"I idolized the guys like Rhett Bomar and now it's happening to me," Kinne said. "My dad is actually down at the Army All-American Bowl, so I'm going to go down there to check out the practice. It's something I want to play in someday as well."
Kinne says he'll be waiting things out in his recruiting process and looks to take some official visits before committing.