Coldspring (TX) Oakhurst 2015 linebacker Alec Dunham might be one of the best kept secrets in the Lone Star state at the moment. At least in recruiting circles.
That’s likely to change very soon however.
Dunham made a big splash his sophomore season for the Trojans, helping them to a 9-3 season. He was named district 22-3A newcomer of the year after recording 71 tackles and rushing for 614 yards. He was also named to the district first-team at linebacker and second-team at runningback.
A few teams have already started to recruit the 6-foot-1, 213-pounder. In fact, he had already received an offer from Houston to play runningback. On Friday, he added another offer from one of his favorite programs growing up; TCU.
Dunham is relieved that his hard work is paying off.
“It’s a big thing because I’ve always been a TCU fan,” he said of the Frogs’. “It was a relief. If feels like everything has paid off from me working out and things like that.”
The offer from the Frogs happened while Dunham and his family were in town visiting TCU. It was “officially” extended by head coach Gary Patterson.
“Coach Patterson brought us to his office and showed us all of his accolades and credentials and explained (the offer) to our family,” Dunham said.
Dunham says the recruiting process has been relatively quiet aside from the various mail he receives every now and then.
With the wave of emotion he felt when receiving an offer from one of his favorite schools, Dunham admits the thought of committing briefly crossed his mind but he’s just beginning the recruiting process. He felt no pressure to commit while on his visit.
“In all honesty, I was amazed before the offer and I felt like TCU was a good place,” Dunham said. “They didn’t pressure me into committing; he (Patterson) just explained the terms and just talked more about TCU. They never pressured me once about committing.”
With two offers in the fold and more to surely come his way, Dunham isn’t ready to name top schools at the moment. But if he was, TCU looks to be in a good position.
“I’m not too big on favorites right now, but if I did TCU would be up there,” Dunham finished.