Every player will not end up at the top of coaches' list at some of the nation's top programs. While some may wither away at the thought of this, others like Katy (TX) Seven Lakes wide receiver Steve McCormack has been out on the grind trying to make a name for himself.
And even though the 5-foot-10, 165-pound McCormack has only one offer from a military school, he is confident that more are on the way.
"Right now I only have an offer from Army, but I have a lot of other schools interested in me," McCormack said. "I went to a few camps, but I also went out to New York to check out the (Army) campus. It was pretty nice, but I am waiting for more offers though."
On the camp scene, McCormack has made some in-state (local) stops at Houston, UTEP, SMU, and TCU. But there are a few out-of-state programs that seem to be in the hunt as well.
In fact, he has quite a bit of interest in some of them as well.
"I have Northwestern, Colorado State, New Mexico State, and Portland State all interested in me," McCormack said. "Of course I have also been talking to Rice, SMU, UTEP, and Houston as well."
While McCormack was not into naming a particular favorite, he did mention schools in Conference USA like SMU, Houston, and UTEP. He said that all of these schools would allow him to play his style of ball, which is the passing game.
And especially, the spread offense.
"I feel like I am a big play receiver and have the speed to break it when I catch the ball on the field," McCormack said. "I can make the big plays in the game and have sure hands. Mainly I like the schools that throw the ball in the spread offense because I want to be one of those slot receivers. I really want to get in one of those offenses."
But first things first, McCormack wants to continue to produce for his team on the field. Last season he caught 30 passes for 483 yards and six touchdowns. The 2008 season will be the first season Seven Lakes will participate in Texas Class 5A competition.
But, according to McCormack, he and the team will be ready.
"I think we are ready to compete. As for me, I feel like I work hard and I'll go get the ball wherever it is," McCormack said. "I may not be the biggest on the field, but I feel that way because I don't get intimidated by anyone. I'm going all out every play."
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