Jenks, Okla., is always home to some of the top talent in the Sooner State and this year is no exception. Two-star running back prospect Chris Adkins already has two scholarship offers on his resume, and he's worked hard this summer to be ready for the start of his senior season.
"I'm ready to roll," he said.
"We start practices on Aug. 7. I can't wait to get back out there with the pads. I've gained some good weight and gotten even better with my speed. It's real hard to gain weight since I play basketball, but I've been trying to get bigger and stay faster. I'm already up to 187 now, so I think I've done a good job. I'm also a lot quicker."
Adkins has big goals for the 2007 season.
"Personally, I want to win the state championship," he said. "That would be great leaving Jenks with that. I want to get more than 2,000 yards. But it'll be tough because we're so balanced. It's tough to get that many yards when you have a good passer and a good passing game like we do. But I'd be happy with 1,500 yards, no fumbles and a steady yards per carry average."
Adkins and Jenks opens the season like they always do against rival Bixby. It's always the biggest opening weekend game in Tulsa, and he's ready for the battle already.
He's also ready to earn more scholarship offers. He has offers at this point from Tulsa and Air Force. He's also getting good attention from TCU, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas State and Oklahoma State.
"I wish I could have made it to some camps this summer, because I know I would have more offers than I do," he said. "But my transportation fell through. They would have seen me and really liked me. I know that for sure."
But what about the two offers on the table now?
"I know TU is a program that's really up and coming," he said. "They're also renovating the stadium, and they have one of the best offensive coordinators in the country with Gus Malzahn. They also have a new offensive line coach from West Virginia. I also like how both schools are very good in academics. I really look forward to learning more about that. I know with the Air Force you have to make an eight-year commitment, so that's something I'd have to think about. But the most important thing for me is academics.
"You have to get that degree and both schools offer a great education."