Rowlett (Texas) High School just lost a first round playoff game to Dallas (Texas) Skyline. Despite the early exit from the playoffs, the Eagles had a successful season and so did its senior running back Dexter Imade.
"We lost last week to Skyline in the first round," Imade said. "The season went pretty good. We won district so being district champions was good. I basically did whatever I could to help the team win. The O-line helped me a lot."
Imade did plenty to help his team too. He rushed for 1,515 yards on 240 carries with nine touchdowns. The close to the season was tough to swallow for the senior running back.
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"It was pretty sad because it was the last time I'll be playing with all these guys that's I've been playing with since I was little," he said. "I wanted to win some more games and go deeper in the playoffs."
Now that the season is over Imade can start to shift his focus to recruiting.
"I'm starting to make a few visits," he said. "I have a visit set up to go to UNLV on Dec. 5 (for an official visit). It's going to be my first visit. I went to A&M last spring for an unofficial visit for a junior day."
Imade has offers from UNLV and SMU and he is also hearing from Kansas, New Mexico, Purdue, TCU and Utah. While UNLV is only visit set up to date, he may be trying to schedule something with the SMU coaching staff.
"I haven't talked to [SMU] about it but I might," he said. "Kansas State used to talk to me a lot but they haven't been recently because they're coach got fired. Other than that, UNLV talks to me a lot."
Imade will be lifting and running on his own until track season starts up in the spring. He runs on the 4x100 and 4x200 meter relay teams and also competes in the open 100 and 200 in track.