Sealy is known as Title Town, Texas, because of its remarkable run of state championships over the past 20 years.
The Tigers didn’t win it all this season, but a big reason why they qualified for the state playoffs this year was the play of talented running back Emeal Andrus.
And it looks like the 6-foot, 185-pound Andrus knows where he’s going to be playing his college football at.
“Texas Tech just offered him about a week ago and that’s where he’s going to go ahead and commit to,” said Sealy coach Mark Faldyn. “He hasn’t quite committed yet, but that’s where he’s going to end up at.”
“I’ve got my mind pretty much made up that it's going to be Texas Tech,” Andrus, who rushed for 1,326 yards and 13 touchdowns this season, said.
“They have the best offense in the nation, and I know I can fit in there perfectly. Coach Faldyn said I will be perfect in their offense, and I agree.”
Andrus is likely going to visit Texas Tech on January 9, but his main focus now is making sure that he’s going to qualify for the next level.
“He’s got some work to do,” Faldyn said. “I don’t know if he’s got his grades in working order, but he’s working hard at it. If things don’t work out, he’ll probably still sign with Texas Tech and then go to a junior college.”
Andrus said he’s working hard to improve.
“I’m a good student,” Andrus said. “But some times, my teachers ask too much out of me. When I stay focused, I do just fine in school, but there has been a lot of pressure on me the past four years to be the man on the football field. A lot of the kids here give me stuff all the time about that and it’s become a distraction.
“I’m preparing to take the ACT in December. I know that if I put my mind to it, I’ll do just fine with it.”
Just like he’s done fine on the field, Faldyn said. It looks like the Red Raiders will get a player that should indeed be a good fit in their offense.
“He’s very versatile,” Faldyn said. “He can be used as a receiver in college if he has to make the move. There are times when we’ve thrown the ball to him out of the backfield, but probably the most outstanding feature on him is his legs.
“His legs are huge for a guy that’s 180, 185 pounds. He tends to run over people more than he does getting around them. He’s just such a hard-nosed kid.”
Andrus is hard-nosed kid that sounds like he’s on his way to Lubbock, but the real question is when he’ll arrive.