Rutland gets Big 12 offer

Houston North Shore defensive back Kevin Rutland is the school's fifth athlete to earn a Division I offer prior to the upcoming season.
Rutland (6-0, 180-pounds) is the Mustangs' utility player. He shared quarterbacking duties with Terrance Cain last season and will play both cornerback and wide receiver for North Shore this year.
"Kevin has been offered by Kansas State," North Shore assistant coach John Kay said. "He went up to their camp and had a good showing."
Rutland will be playing opposite Chykie Brown, a Texas verbal commitment, in the secondary.
"Kevin is so versatile and athletic, we just have to find different ways to get him on the field," coach David Aymond said. "He knows the offense since playing quarterback, so he can play both sides of the ball."
Rutland joins Brown, Ryan Riggins, Robert Ramirez and Earl Mitchell as Division I offers. Running back Allen Sims, quarterback Terrance Cain and receiver Chris Riser could be offered by mid-season.