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January 17, 2006

Texas junior WR starting the process

There is never any shortage of talent at Lufkin (Texas) High School, one of the Lone Star state's biggest producers of top Division I and future pro talent. So it's really no surprise one of the state's top wide receivers Dez Bryant has put up some big numbers there and is already drawing huge amounts of Division I interest.

The 6-foot-1, 195-pound prospect is getting mail from virtually all over the country from top programs like Florida State, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas Tech, Nebraska, LSU, Penn State, and more. However, the talented Bryant wants more than his already impressive numbers from this season.

"I had 48 receptions for 1,025 yards along with 16 touchdowns," Bryant said. "I didn't think I would get that, but it happened. It's a lot of hard work though that I've put in and I've got some big old hands. That helps me a lot."

With those top stats and lofty goals for next season, Bryant says it come down to making the tough catch.

"What makes me a good player is timing," Bryant said. "Whenever I go up for the ball, it's all about focus to come down with it. That's something I pride myself on."

Bryant, who says that distance will not play a factor in his recruiting process, has plenty of schools knocking down his door. No offers have come yet, but he's willing to take some trips this summer for camps and show his stuff.

The junior stud already has a couple in mind.

"The three I know of right now are Texas A&M, Texas, and Nebraska camps," Bryant said. "It doesn't really matter to me where the schools are, I just want to go see as many as I can and get out to as many combines as possible this season."

"I grew up watching A&M, but I watch everybody now. I don't have any favorites or anything yet."

Bryant says that he figures an offer to come very soon.

"With all of this mail, I have a feeling they'll be unloading on me pretty soon," he said. "It comes in every day pretty heavily. I think something will happen soon."

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