The spring evaluation period has started and college coaches are heading to high schools across the country. This week two have already found their way to San Antonio (Texas) Churchill to visit do-everything athlete Dimitri Flowers.
"It's been good. TCU and Navy actually made their way down today," Flowers said. "Ohio State is supposed to be coming either sometime at the end of this week or the end of next week."
Flowers does not know who has offered but he does know colleges are definitely showing interest, and two programs are showing more interest than the others.
"Either TCU or Oklahoma State," Flowers said "They're just calling me, and TCU wanted me to schedule a visit to come up and talk to them."
His schedule has not allowed him to take any visits yet, but he does have a Big 12 visit on his schedule.
"I think I'm going up to the Texas Tech spring game," Flowers said.
He also has a couple of visits he would like to take in the future.
"I want to visit Oregon," Flowers said. "I've gotten letters from them but I haven't had a coach come down which is what I want. And (I want to visit) somewhere in the SEC…like Missouri."
The interest is coming with the main question regarding Flowers being what position he will play.
At 6-3, 220 pounds, he has been a playmaker at several positions while at Churchill. He has lined up at quarterback, running back, wide receiver and has the size and athleticism that will allow him to translate to a number of positions on the college level. His versatility is intriguing and college coaches have come to a consensus when it comes to the question about his future position.
"Mainly all of them are saying whenever I get there they will put me wherever I need to be," Flowers said. "None of them have an official position for me yet. They all just want to try me out on offense and try me out on defense and see where I fit best."
The answer does not bother Flowers one bit either.
"I like it," Flowers said. "As long as I get my college paid for that's really what I'm looking for."
Education is a key part of the process, as his father, Erik Flowers, who starred at Arizona State before heading off to NFL, has made sure to point out. The experience his father went through as he made his way from high school to collegiate athletics and then to the professional ranks make him an invaluable resource to his son and when it comes to advice he told his son to look at life off the field.
"He's trying to get me to focus on things other than football," Flowers said. "Like if I were to go there what would school life be like. Would I like it there. Would I want to go there for other reasons besides football. He wants me to not base everything off of football."
Football is important though and when looking at colleges their football coaches and program are definitely among the factors being considered. However, education and life off the field are also very important.
When he looks at life off the field one key area will be his area of study. For the past two years, Flowers has wanted to become a physical therapist and it is that aspect that has caught his attention about one of his favorite programs.
"TCU actually does have a physical therapy program and I want to be a physical therapist," Flowers said. "That's one of the main reasons why I like them a lot."
Flowers competed in Houston at the Rivals Camp Series presented by Under Armour, and he was also a member of the Churchill track team. Flowers now looks forward to getting back on the gridiron as Churchill begins spring football in May.