After a break in English III on Friday, Sam McGuffie was asked to talk to the professor. Not his English professor at Cy Fair High school in Houston, Texas, but an offensive mastermind who has taught on the pro and college level.
"I was given coach (Charlie) Weis' cell phone number and was asked to call him today," McGuffie said. "I called him and my hands were shaking. He told me that he saw my film and that he'd been in the NFL for 15 years and wasn't easily impressed. He said that he was looking at my offer on his desk and he was sending it out today."
Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis didn't say how he would use McGuffie, but that his speed could translate anywhere on the field.
"He mentioned the hurdling over people and thought that was very creative. He said that just doesn't happen and asked what I was thinking about when I did that."
McGuffie has had a big week after returning from Oklahoma's junior day with an offer. The 5-10, 190-pound running back talked to Michigan's Lloyd Carr on signing day, who also offered him.
"We really talked about the offense they run and how they give it to their running back," he said. "They run a zone offense and let their running back create."
While McGuffie's father is from Michigan, he says that he has no current favorite.
"Everyone is even right now," he said. "My trip to Oklahoma was tight and I really want to get up to some schools before deciding. I know I'll decide before the start of my senior season."
Georgia Tech also offered this week, joining Kansas, Kansas State, Texas Tech and Texas A&M. Schools he hasn't been offered by but has interest in include USC, Ohio State and Florida.
"The Georgia Tech coaches were real nice also," he said. "The want me as a
play-maker and have seen several of my games already. They recruited Tyler Melton
from my district so they've been by practice a couple of times."