Many times the football recruiting process can be overwhelming for high school juniors and seniors. But after talking with The Woodlands (TX) offensive lineman Chad Lindsay, it seems as though things are right in place where they should be.
First of all, for the moment, Lindsay and the Highlander football team are feeling confident with an undefeated record in 2008.
"The feelings outstanding. It's good to undefeated especially when you do it in your own house," Lindsay said after a 31-13 win over Clear Lake last Friday night. "Man we are on a roll."
On a roll to the point that the team is averaging 368 yards a game and have a 3-0 record Lindsay said that after the team finished 3-8 last season, they vowed during spring training to win every game this year. And so far they're on the right track.
Success on the field is the main thing that he is concerned with at the moment. Of course there are a few things that Lindsay and other offensive lineman look forward to when it comes to games.
And trust that life for lineman has much simpler joys than that of other positions. It has little to do with numbers and is a more straightforward approach.
"I just want to knock the mess out of somebody. That's what I look forward to just being aggressive and trying to put a hurting on somebody every play," Lindsay said. "All I want to do is open holes so my backs can run through them and give my quarterback time to pass. That's it."
And it seems like "that" is worked out well for him. And for that reason nearly every Division I college program across the country will be vying for his services before long. As a matter of fact, there are already schools that have put their name in the hat.
"I have been offered by LSU, Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Texas Tech, Houston, and Nebraska," Lindsay said. "I have no favorites and all that have offered been all over me. They send me a lot mail and emails."
But Lindsay does not let all of that early attention get to him. In fact, throughout his recruiting journey, he has picked up some valuable advice direct from the college coaches.
"I balance everything (high school ball and college recruiting) well because when I went and saw all of these college coaches they all told me one thing: Look forward to your high school football season first. Don't worry about recruiting it will fall in place," Lindsay said.
The 6-foot-3.5, 300-pound Lindsay and the Highlanders face off against Port Arthur Memorial this week, but has a long list of must sees for the month of August.
"Next week I'm going to Tuscaloosa (Alabama), on October 11 I'm going to Dallas (Red River Classic-Texas/Oklahoma), and on the 18 I'm going to Austin to see Texas/Missouri," Lindsay said. "The next weekend it will be Georgia/LSU. Then I take a week off because we play Lufkin on a Saturday and I finish up with LSU/Alabama. I think I have a busy October."
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