Another name that has been under the radar is coming out of Central Texas. It is athlete Josh McKinley, a quarterback for his Leander (Texas) High School team and is already on the board with his first scholarship offer.
McKinley, at 6-foot-1, 200 pounds, has played all over during his high school career. He's earned all-district honors for multiple positions on offense and defense. His first offer in hand looks to be one of many that could come by next fall.
"I got my first offer from SMU," McKinley said. "I was excited. I think it was a blessing. I thank God for that and I am really in awe. They have a very nice program over there and they're building. It's a great campus and education-wise it's a great school.
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"That's important to me."
The talented young man started out at Leander as a sophomore and player cornerback. McKinley couldn't fight the urge to call the signals.
"I've always wanted to play quarterback my whole life," McKinley said. "At that time, I was playing quarterback but they were putting me at different positions."
McKinley says that SMU wants to give him a start at quarterback but haven't ruled out other possible positions as well. Other schools recruiting him include Oklahoma State, Iowa, LSU, Texas A&M, UCLA, and many others.
He says that he's not ready to make a decision on his college choice just yet.
"No, not yet," he said. "It won't be too late, but I'm not close right now to deciding on anything."