The first offer is in hands for one rising junior all-purpose back Marcus Mendoza of Houston (Texas) Spring Woods. Judging by his senior stats that included 657 yards of rushing with 10 touchdowns while sharing time with another running back, his offer count will not just stick at one.
With Kansas State in the picture with their offer, schools like Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and UTEP are also showing him interest. Mendoza was not quite sure if his recruiting would start this quickly.
"I was real excited, but at the same time I didn't expect anything to happen this early," Mendoza said. "I don't know a ton about their program, but I do know that it's a pretty good school. I watched a couple of their games this year. I didn't expect all of this though, it's a pretty big shock."
Mendoza, who is spending his off-season running track and putting in time for football workouts, says that he's going to try and make it to some camps this year. He's even starting to think about recruiting that apparently has already been started.
"I'm not really favoring anybody right now," Mendoza said. "I would like to go somewhere in Texas, but at the same time I wouldn't mind going out of state either. I'm open to everything that comes right now."
His sophomore season was the beginning of his varsity playing time, so when numerous junior varsity players join the squad this fall, he says that anything can happen.
"I've never played with the JV guys because I was on varsity so early," he said. "I'm real excited though for it. That year's junior varsity team went undefeated and now that's our senior class. We're looking to make the playoffs and so we should be pretty good."