The word is definitely out on Plano (Texas) West cornerback Jordan Pugh who has broke the double-digit offer mark in a big way these past few weeks.
After a successful NIKE Training Camp performance at TCU, Pugh has watched his offer count jump up to 16 scholarship offers and they just keep coming. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound defender has one way to describe all of the attention.
"It's wild, it really is wild," Pugh said after receiving two more scholarships this weekend. "It's different, because when you're a little kid you don't think you'll get recruited by big time schools but now it's all happening."
Two of the schools are sticking out. Alabama has been the favorite for a while and Pugh remains high on the Crimson Tide but another team has grabbed a spot right behind the leader.
"Texas A&M is pretty close on my list too so I'm looking very hard at them," Pugh said. "I think they're getting pretty close to offering me soon from talking to coach (Stan) Eggen on the phone."
Coaches and schools patiently awaiting on when Pugh will narrow down his list of choices will know fairly soon.
"My dad and I are going to Florida for vacation," Pugh said. "When we're down there, we're going to sit down, put all the stuff out on a table, and just start talking about it. First we'll look at academics with the business schools, then the people that will be around me, and finally football."
"After that, I want to have a top three and the earliest I would make my decision would be before the football season."
For now, spring practice is almost done and Pugh is looking ahead to a few teams and one intense match-up with one of the top receivers in the Lone Star state.
"I think South Garland will be a big one for us but I'm mainly looking forward to going against Phillip Payne, their wide receiver," he said. "We're getting a lot better so things are looking good for us right now."
Arizona, Kansas State, Utah, Tulsa, Oklahoma State, and Louisville are some of the other schools that have also garnered offers for Pugh.