Wichita (Kan.) Collegiate offensive tackle Alex Schooler knew his patience would pay off. While other players in the nation were gobbling up offer after offer, Schooler kept working hard and doing everything he can to be the best he could be on the field.
And in the end, he started to gobble up offers, too.
Those offers then led to official visits and also to a commitment.
"I just now committed to Marshall about 15 minute ago," Schooler, the No. 11 ranked player in Kansas, said.
"I loved the coaches. I loved being around the guys. The campus and small-town feeling reminded me a lot of what my school is like. The academics seemed great, and I really got along with the other recruits that were committed."
Schooler had offers from Air Force, Army, Marshall and North Texas. He visited Marshall on Jan. 16 and North Texas this past weekend. He said in the end it came down to UNT and Marshall, but the Thundering Herd won out.
"It was kind of tough to make the decision between the two schools," he said. "I say that because North Texas had a lot of the same things that Marshall had. But when it came down to it, it was the small-town atmosphere and the little things that won me over for Marshall."