Even though they weren't able to win the state championship, Overland Park (Kan.) St. Thomas Aquinas offensive tackle Jake Morin and his teammates were able to accomplish something that's never been done before in the school's history.
"No other team in the history of the school has reached the state championship game before," Morin, who is 6-foot-5 and 287 pounds, said.
"We had gotten to the state semifinals seven or eight times and never won that, so this is something that we can really be proud of, even though we didn't win."
Morin is now starting to focus on recruiting with his senior season behind him.
"I don't have any new offers, but still have the offers from Air Force, Army and Navy," Morin said. "I haven't talked to Air Force about a visit yet, but I think I'm going to Army on Jan. 17th. I'll just wait and see what happens with the other schools and see if they start to pick up on me."
Morin said Air Force is sounding really like a good option at this point.
"I would say I'm leaning toward Air Force now," he said. "I visited there in the summer and really liked it. I have a good relationship with the coaches. Matt Wallerstedt is recruiting me. I really like the facilities and the education. It seems the more I learn about the process there, the more I like it."
It also doesn't hurt his family has ties to the military.
"My dad was in the Air Force, and my uncle is a commander in the Navy," he said. "So the military is in my blood."