San Antonio (Texas) East Central offensive lineman Andrew Tercek has had his name known by recruiting fans for some time now but the 6-foot-3, 285-pound junior was still waiting for his first scholarship offer. That recently changed, though, as an in-state program became the first to extend one.
"I received my first offer from North Texas," Tercek said. "They offered me on Feb. 29. We were in contact a couple weeks before and then they told me after a couple of weeks that they were extending an offer to go to their school and play football.
"I haven't had a chance to visit up there just yet. My dad and I are going to go up there in another week or two and check everything out."
In addition to the Mean Green, Tercek is also hearing from a number of other programs.
"I've been receiving a lot of interest from some other schools as well," he said. "TCU, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Rice, Boise State, Texas Tech and UTSA - those are the ones that have been on contact with me consistently."
Tercek has had a chance to make a couple of unofficial visits to college campuses this spring and came away impressed with a particular Big 12 program.
"Other than North Texas I don't have anything else scheduled at this point but I may go to Rice," he said. "The junior days I've already been to are OSU and Kansas State as well as UTSA.
"Kansas State was really nice. The coaches were real pleasant. My father and I were able to talk with (head coach Bill) Snyder for probably about 20 minutes, just us in the room. It was pretty cool being able to sit down with him. They said we'd know (about a possible offer) here in a couple of weeks. They said they want to evaluate me snapping the ball and after that they would probably be making a decision."
Though it is still early in the recruiting process, Tercek does admit that a few programs have caught his eye.
"North Texas definitely is (one of my favorites) because I have a standing offer there," he said. "Other than North Texas, definitely Kansas State, Boise State and UTSA are the ones that sort of stand out as well."