There may not be any offers yet for Iola, Texas offensive guard Rex McDougald but the top athlete is racking up the interest from colleges all over.
At 6-foot-3, 295 pounds now, McDougald is slated for an offensive or defensive line position on the next level. However, his coach and uncle, Randy McDougald, says that his athleticism at different spots in high school has attracted numerous suitors.
"I'll tell you this, I don't know what his favorites are, but he's getting an awful lot of interest right now," Coach McDougald said. "It's far more than anybody we've ever had come through here. I know he wants to play in the Big 12 and from all indication, he's going to have no problem doing that."
That indication is the versatility that he has shown on the field.
"We play him at middle linebacker and fullback which wins a lot of games for us," McDougald said about his nephew. "He's just a good athlete. Whatever he projects as will be big for him. He was the offensive player of the year in our district for basketball and he'll compete for the state title in the shotput event.
Growing up, he says that McDougald was like any kid that wanted to play for in-state schools like Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and Texas. Though his coach doesn't know exactly the path that he'll take, he says the offers shouldn't be far away.
"Everybody that looks at the film doesn't expect this kind of player," he said. "He's a Big 12 player, no doubt about it. It used to be kids wanted to play in the Southwest Conference but now it's the Big 12.
McDougald was a first-team all-district performer as a junior.