May 14, 2008

Iowa State first to offer Houston ATH

Houston (Tex.) Northbrook athlete Derrick Rainey didn't believe that big-time college football was in his future. But he has indeed secured his first Division I scholarship offer and it came from Iowa State of the Big 12 Conference. And the 6-foot-2, 185-pounder could get more offers before the summer is out.

"It was great to get my first one, I never thought I could get something like that," Rainey said about ISU's scholarship offer to him. "People have always told me I was to skinny, too small, whatever. I'm showing them now."

With assistant coach Jay Rodgers on the recruiting point for Rainey, the Cyclones are indeed no. 1 when it comes to making an offer. Rainey, who could play receiver, running back, cornerback or safety at the next level, is planning to see Iowa State in person in the coming months.

"I have not visited any schools yet but I plan to this summer, I plan to go to Iowa State and Georgia Tech at least," said Rainey. "I am going to some camps, too, probably Texas, Texas A&M and Georgia Tech. The main thing I am looking for is a good education, that's my main priority. I plan to major in engineering. A&M, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, those are all great schools for engineering."

Other schools showing an interest in Rainey have been TCU, Oklahoma State, Kansas, Kansas State and Missouri. He doesn't believe Iowa State will be his only offer.

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