December 11, 2008

Small-school defensive tackle has first offer

It would seemingly be tough for a high school player to transfer from a school in the largest classification in the country's fourth largest city to a very small school about an hour-and-a-half south Admin for and still remain on the radars of colleges. However, that is exactly the case with junior defensive tackle Michael O'Guin.

After playing his sophomore season at Fort Bend Marshall just outside Houston, O'Guin moved to tiny Van Vleck after his father received the head coaching position at the Class 2A school. His father, also named Michael, said that he has been surprised at the number of colleges that have found his son at the new school.

"I get a lot of calls about him," he said. "It's a lot more than I thought I was going to get being here at this small school. If I was still at Marshall, I would have expected some of this, but it's surprised me how they've found him. I've had quite a few schools call in the past couple of weeks asking for film."

In fact, the 6-foot-1, 322-pound O'Guin has already garnered his first scholarship offer from a Big 12 school.

"Actually, he was offered last week by Kansas State," said the elder O'Guin. "Their defensive line coach (Mo Latimore) came down and offered and said he was going to go back and it would be in the mail within two weeks. I was kind of skeptical at first because I didn't know if he was going to be retained by the new coach. But, he confirmed it yesterday that he did in fact have a scholarship offer from Kansas State."

Several other schools appear to be close to offering the quick defender as well.

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