When you're playing for one of the top high school teams in the state, you're going to get noticed.
Euless (Texas) Trinity running back Dimitri Nance knows all about it. The 5-foot-9, 191-pound prospect may be labeled as shorter than other backs in the state, but his speed and agility has helped him rush for 2,119 yards and 29 touchdowns during his senior year. Those stats have college coaches calling like never before.
"So far I've got offers from Arizona State, Houston, New Mexico State, UTEP, and Louisiana Monroe," Nance said. "Oklahoma State and Missouri seem like they're real interested and said they're working on getting me an offer."
This past weekend he took his first official visit to UTEP and enjoyed his time there.
"I got there Saturday morning and it was a pretty nice visit," Nance said. "I really liked the school and the coaches treated us really well. They're pretty high right now on my list because they've showed me the most interest in the process so far."
Nance did add that he was not going to commit on his first visit because he intends on seeing other colleges first. Arizona State, Houston, Missouri, and Oklahoma State look like the most likely to fill the remaining four spots.
After getting upset for the first time all year by South Grand Prairie at the end of the season, Nance is ready to go into the first round of the playoffs with a new focus.
"We didn't come out as strong as we should and we underestimated them," Nance said. "They played a great game and came out on top. So now, we start Saturday versus Fossil Ridge and we're ready to go."