The lone Raider.
Spring Branch (Texas) Northbrook athlete Derrick Rainey is the beacon of hope for a Raider team that has hopes of sneaking up on opponents this season, entering a new district.
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Rainey is Northbrook's best player and will be the best player on the field in several Friday night contests, playing positions from running back, receiver and defensive back.
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"He's ready for a break out season," Northbrook coach Craig Cripps said. "He can change direction very well and has gotten tremendously more physical. He is an impact player."
Rainey has his sights set on Texas A&M and Texas after attending summer camps at both schools. He hasn't received an offer from either school, but TCU, Iowa State and Arizona have offered Rainey.
"I was thinking about waiting until after the season, but it could be earlier," he said. "I'm really just waiting to see what all these schools are going to do."
Rainey's brother, Jonathan, is an outside linebacker at New Mexico who also came out of Northbrook.