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Vargas vows to turn it around

When things don't go your way, they don't go your way. Just ask Sulphur Springs, Texas three-star offensive guard Jose Vargas.
After dropping a heart-breaking game against Jacksonville, Vargas and his teammates were struck with bad luck again this past Friday night against Mesquite Poteet.
"The quarterback threw the ball up on a Hail Mary right at the end and our cornerback had the pick," Vargas said. "Then the ball rolled off his hands and down his leg and the receiver caught it on his back. They ended up kicking the field goal right after that to win it.
"It was one of the most shocking things I've seen. I'm still mad about it."
Vargas, who is 6-foot-4 and 320 pounds, said he's been playing well, despite the setbacks on the field.
"It's really starting to pick up with the recruiting calls and attention," Vargas, who is ranked as the No. 49 offensive guard by Rivals.com, said. "Texas Tech is really on me now. I got a bunch of stuff in the mail from them this week after they called. I also have been getting some good letters from Notre Dame.
"I hadn't gotten anything from them before that."
But he does still like a few teams that had offered him previously.
"Missouri is one of those teams that I'm really into," he said. "I think they're program is coming up and they're going to be good over the next few years. I also like Iowa State and Oklahoma State, too."
Vargas said he's not ready to rush into a decision. He plans to wait until his season is over before he takes any visits.
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