Houston North Shore utility man Kevin Rutland has another gear according to his coach David Aymond.
"Right now, he's the fastest kid in our program and has been putting it another gear," Aymond said. "He'll play four or five positions for us before the season is over."
Rutland (6-1, 185-pounds) is the Mustang "option" quarterback, a wide-out and nickel defensive back and a soon-to-be running back.
"We will hand the ball off to him sometime this year," Aymond said.
North Shore's slash was an unknown before attending a one-day camp at Kansas State, who was so impressed with his effort that an offer was on Aymond's desk the following week.
"I really like Kansas State, but I'm taking my time with this decision," Rutland said. "I've been hearing a lot from UTEP, Arkansas, Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston."
Rutland's former teammate Freddie Patton is receiving significant playing time while Stephen F. Austin is North Shore U. More than half a dozen Mustangs play for the Lumberjacks.
Rutland's impressive academic stature also makes him a well-rounded prospect.