Many of the best high school football players in the state and in the country are on display down in College Station this weekend in the state 7-on-7 tournament. 

That talent is the reason coaches from all over the country find jobs in Texas attractive.

New Baylor head coach Matt Rhule is one of those guys. He came to lead the Bears from Temple. Great high school football is one of the reasons. 

“I think it’s one of the reasons I took the job here, was to come knowing that I’d have the chance to recruit from Texas High School Football and Texas High School Football coaches,” Rhule said. “To know that my son who’s 12 over here, that he’d have a chance to play Texas High School Football. And at the end of the day there is no state that does a better job preparing its young people. Coaching, the level of discipline, dedication, just the resources afforded to young people. It’s a beautiful. And so it’s certainly the best places to recruit and that’s one of the reasons why I came.”

Former Abilene High Eagle Abram Smith is one of the Texas players Rhule landed in his first recruiting class. His first season as Baylor’s head coach is Saturday, September 2nd against Liberty.