SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Just a few months ago, Houston (Texas) Westside wide receiver Fran Iheanacho was an unknown in recruiting circles, but now he's a US Army All-American and set to decide on Saturday between five major programs.
It's been quite the ride for the 6-7, 220-pounder who didn't even play football as a junior, instead trying to pursue his dreams as a basketball player.
"The recruiting process through the fall has been crazy," Iheanacho. "Not everyone gets that opportunity, so I'm glad that I've been able to experience this because it's truly a blessing at the end of the day."
Now a consensus four-star prospect ranked as the No. 11 wideout nationally, No. 13 player in Texas, and the No. 86 player nationally in the 247Sports composite rankings, Iheanacho will pick from Arkansas, LSU, Missouri, Oregon, and Texas A&M.
When asked about the Aggies, the big receiver was a little bit evasive.
"Every school has a feeling of home and I can take that away from every school," he said. "It comes to me trusting the coaching staff and the team and that's where I'm at right now and just seeing what I where I have that feeling of being home away from home."
The same when asked if the Aggies are trying to sell him on replacing another big former basketball player in Mike Evans, who is headed off to the NFL.
"It's been stated. You hear the rumors. They're just looking for a new Z and they want me to fill that spot."
As for the Razorbacks, the bond between teammates stood out to him.
"The team is close with the players being far away from home too and you see them as a family there. Just looking for a home away from home at the end of the day."
His perspective on Oregon is similar.
"The closeness, the cohesiveness of the team. With everyone coming from so far away, all around the country, you can see that they're close -- they're forced to get to know each other."
As for the Tigers, the fan base in Baton Rouge is known as being one of the best in the country, making it quite the scene on game days.
"The atmosphere. Death Valley is a crazy place to play at, you always want to play in a high-competitiion environment.
And the other Tigers? Well, the competitiveness of the program stands out after the school successfully made the transition to the SEC in the program's second year in the nation's toughest conference.
What's the biggest factor in Iheanacho's decision?
"Everyone has their own fit and so I'm just looking for that gut feeling on game day," Iheanacho said.
While the Westside product said that he hasn't yet made his choice in his mind, the 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions are unanimous in the belief that he will stay in Texas and play his college football for the Aggies.