March 29, 2011

Schrapps getting on the road

The spring has offered Beaumont (Tex.) wideout Nick Schrapps a chance to check out some of the schools who have been in touch with him. The 6-foot-3, 197-pound receiver said he has been two a pair of Junior Days and is set for one more next month.

Schrapps brings size and good hands to the receiving position. The Kelly High School standout caught 68 passes for 718 yards and seven scores a year ago. He has been named All-State the past two seasons.

"I think I play well with my size," Schrapps said. "I am a big receiver and good at using my body. I am not the fastest person, but I am good at catching the ball in space and I rarely drop the ball."

While he awaits his first offer, he has been talking to Colorado State, Tulsa, Syracuse and the hometown LaMar Cardinals. He has already taken part in Junior Days at LaMar and this weekend's trip to Tulsa. Next weekend he will take part in a Syracuse Junior Day.

"I understand a big part is getting a good education, so I am interested in schools who are also good universities," Schrapps said. "I want a school with a friendly coaching staff - that is a big deal."

Schrapps said he thought Tulsa fit that bill this weekend during their Junior Days.

"I thought I was surprised to see how small it was, which is good too," he said about Tulsa. "The average class size is 18 and you aren't going to get lost in a crowd. The coaching staff was big on family, which is good and they had a good practice. I was impressed with Tulsa."

Schrapps said Colorado State has been in contact and their locations doesn't hurt them at all, saying he doesn't have any concerns about getting out-of-state.

"I like Colorado State, they seem to have a pretty good offense and I want to go to a team that throws the ball a lot, so that is good for me," Schrapps said. "I am getting mail pretty regularly from them."

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