Junior to Watch: Shae Reagan
School: Idalou, Texas
Article Continues Below
Size and Speed: Reagan is 6-foot-3 and 231 pounds. He has been timed at 4.73 seconds in the 40-yard dash.
Statistics: Reagan completed 80-of-145 passes as a junior for 1,081 yards and 12 touchdowns and four interceptions. He also rushed for 1,355 yards on 239 carries and 22 scores. On defense, Reagan recorded 73 tackles, two forced fumbles, three tackles for losses and one interception.
Favorite Schools: Reagan has scholarship offers from Colorado, Nebraska, Notre Dame and Oklahoma State. Tulsa, Texas A&M, Texas Christian and Texas-El Paso have all been by the school.
Skinny: "Shae is a great kid," Idalou assistant coach Don Long said. "On top of the athletic ability he has and displays on the field, he is everything you would want in a young man on your team. He ranks No. 1 in his class with a 4.0 grade point average. I would recruit him as much for his off the field style as his on the field play."
And several schools are doing just that.
"Things are going well for him on the recruiting front," Long said. "He has written offers from Colorado and Nebraska that I have seen. Notre Dame offered him and said the written offer was coming. Oklahoma State was here the other day and offered him a scholarship. They haven't had time to get it in writing yet. But it will be coming too."
Idalou High School has been a busy place already this month.
"All of those that have offered have been by here already. Texas A&M, Tulsa, TCU and UTEP have come by too. They are liking what they see."
What they are seeing is a fabulous athlete who plays quarterback.
"He can do it all," Long said. "He can play quarterback, defensive back, safety, defensive end, tight end. Really, about anywhere a team would need him, he could do it. The split on schools is about 50-50 on how they are recruiting him. Half are telling him they will try him at quarterback. Half of them are just telling him, they want him on their team and they'll find out where exactly later on."
Reagan and Idalou coach Johnny Taylor are at the state track meet this weekend. The multi-sport star is trying for his second consecutive state championship in the discus.
Reagan hasn't given much of a tip to his coaches as to any preferred school among the group recruiting him.
"He certainly hasn't indicated a favorite to us yet," Long said. "He is a quiet kid who keeps that stuff to himself. He isn't leading anyone on or anything like that. With the number of schools that are recruiting him, I don't know if he is favoring schools that are closer to home, or whether that will even be much of a factor for him in this process."