Dallas Skyline consistently produces Division I talent year after year. It seems the Raiders always have all kinds of prospects just biding their time until it's their turns. That is exactly the case with Tray Rabon.
After Rivals100 receiver Mike Davis graduated and headed to the University of Texas, the 6-foot-2, 185-pound Rabon stepped up to lead the team in receptions. It did not go unnoticed as the junior recently received his first offer.
"I got my first offer the other day," Rabon said. "Kansas State offered me. I was in class and my coach, he came by and showed me a text from the Kansas State coaches telling him they were offering both me and Peter Jinkens.
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"It came as a surprise to me. To be honest with you, it really did. I didn't think Kansas State was going to offer me. I talked to them the day they offered me but before that I hadn't talked to them. I had been talking to Kansas but not Kansas State."
Other schools have been in contact with Rabon as well.
"Right now I think most schools are waiting to watch me during spring practice," he said. "I've been talking a lot to a few colleges. I've been talking to Tulsa and Clemson. I talked to UNT a little bit."
Rabon has been on one unofficial visit so far this spring and plans to make another in the very near future.
"Some schools want to come up for junior days," he said. "I've only been to one so far. I went to UNT since it's so close. I'm going to try to get out to Kansas State this weekend. I have to plan ahead for places like that."
Two players from Skyline, linebacker Mike Moore and defensive end Marquel Bryant, just signed with Kansas State in February. Rabon says the two have not been trying to recruit him for the Wildcats but for good reason.
"We had Marquel and Mike that just signed with them," Rabon said. "They haven't been talking up Kansas State because I haven't addressed them yet about my offer. I don't even think they know about it. Everything happened so fast.
"They're getting some beasts in those two. They gave me some hard times in practice this past year, I promise you that."
With the offer, the Wildcats firmly placed themselves among Rabon's favorites. However, he is not yet ready to start narrowing things down.
"Kansas State is standing out," he said, "and there are some others but I just want to keep my head down and work hard and just keep focused in school and on the field."