Ranthony Texada's recruitment is about to pick up.
The 5-foot-9, 160-pound cornerback out of Centennial High School (Frisco) currently holds just one offer from Western Kentucky, but once coaches see his film and what he can do on the field, that could change.
One of FOXSports/Scout.com's Recruiting Analysts, Erin Hartigan, used one word to describe Texada: "Raw."
"Both had great facilities and I talked to a lot of the coaches and am building relationships with them," he said.
Texada also feels like he'll get a couple more offers this spring, from the Red Raiders and Kansas State.
"They said they're going to come down here and look at me," he said.
"SMU said they had me on their board about a month ago and that they're just starting with their 2013 class," Texada said. "I think they'll come see me this spring, too."
One school Texada hasn't heard from yet but hopes to soon is TCU.
"I'd like to build a relationship with them," he said. "They've been on the rise and I like everything they have going on with their program. I went to their campus this past summer [for camp] and it was a real good experience for me."
Growing up though, Texada said his favorite college team was LSU because his dad is from Louisiana.
Ultimately when choosing a school, Texada said that academics come first.
"I want to be at a place where I can get a good education," he said. "Also get on the field fast. It doesn't have to be immediately, but between my freshman and sophomore years. And I just want to be at a place I can call home."
Texada said he wants to major in marketing or finance and knows SMU has a great business school. Though he hasn't taken a campus tour yet, Texada has been to Ford Stadium to see a couple games.
In the offseason, Texada, who says his strengths on the football field are his speed, quickness and being able to react on the ball, is running track.
He competes in the 100-meter, 4x200 and 4x100 events.
"I do it just to keep my speed up," he said.
Texada has also been invited to the Nike Training Camp at Cowboys Stadium on March 25.
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