Aldine (Texas) Nimitz High School has always been rich in talent, from the days of Aaron Glenn and Dante Hall to last year's Michael Thomas who is headed to Stanford next season.
The headliner of next year's class is athlete Zerick Rollins, who received his first offer this week from Big Ten school Northwestern.
"I'm very excited and surprised it happened so quickly," he said. "They are recruiting me as a receiver and then a quarterback, which is fine with me. I'm also hearing a lot from Purdue, Georgia Tech and Nebraska."
The 6-foot-2 athlete, however, has a special place in his heart for one Big 12 school.
"My dad played and graduated from Texas A&M and I've been all over that campus through the years," he said. "I really like their program, but I'm going to go through the recruiting process with my dad and find the best fit for me."
The elder Zerick Rollins knows about good football players, having coached for the Seattle Seahawks for seven seasons. Rollins started two years for the Aggies.
For now, Rollins will be preparing for the SAT and is working out with the track team. He just came off of his basketball season, where Nimitz reached the playoffs.
"I'm trying to gain some weight and get bigger, so I'm not running track," he said. "Basketball makes you lean and I'm trying to get stronger for the upcoming football season."