The state of Texas will always have prospects that fall under the radar appear at any point during the recruiting process. The latest sleeper to pick up offers is Brazoria (Texas) Columbia running back Jared Flannel.
Flannel, who has played everything from cornerback, running back, wide receiver, safety, and slot receiver has already ushered in his first offers from Duke, Houston, Missouri, and UTEP. The 6-foot, 180-pounder says he's not going to name any favorites, but a few teams have sparked early interest.
"To tell you the truth, there just aren't any leaders yet," Flannel said. "I'm just keeping things open. A lot of people said they're goign to give me some offers in June and July, so I want to wait things out."
Texas A&M is one school that has sent him mail and also a place he's been two on more than one occasion. After Flannel took in an unofficial visit and a trip to the Aggies' junior day, he's definitely high on the Big 12 school.
"I do like A&M, I really do," Flannel said. "Their academics are really good and the coaches seem to be good people. I just like the location of the college as well."
Flannel says that as for what position he'll play in college, that's still up in the air.
"Everybody says cornerback or running back," he said. "They usually ask me what I prefer. I'm getting bigger now, so more options are opening up. To me it doesn't matter. It's half-and-half. I'll play offense or defense."
Flannel was the district MVP during his junior and sophomore seasons.