Jarvis Baxter is receiving interest from several places, but is still awaiting official offers. He has been contacted with interest from Texas A&M, SMU, Baylor, Texas State, Texas Tech, and Oregon.
Baxter got his first real taste as a college football recruit only recently when he attended Texas Tech’s Junior Day.
“I went to Texas Tech last week for Junior Day,” he said. “It was pretty nice; I liked the atmosphere and everything. I talked with the coaches, they liked us, and my family and I really liked them.”
Baxter has also received invites to upcoming Junior Days, which he plans to attend. These invites include one from Texas A&M on February 18th, and SMU which is on March 24th.
Baxter has some interests of his own such as Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Alabama, as well as the schools interested in him. He is still able to keep all options open; no offers are on the table just yet.
“I went to Oklahoma to watch them play Texas A&M last year,” said Baxter. “I liked it a lot. The crowd, fans, just the way the team played was cool. I feel like I can play there and be ready if I get the chance!”
Baxter knows what he has to offer as a player and is just waiting for the chance to prove it. Past seasons have shown skill as well as toughness, making him valuable to any program he chooses in the end.
“My strengths as a receiver is that I attack the ball while its in the air,” he added. “I can catch, run, change direction, and my footwork is good too.”
He looks at this last year as a year for improvement and to take things to the next level.
“I want to work on my consistency on my routes and make them perfect,” said Baxter. “I need to work hard in the weight room and make everything college play and college material.”
Baxter did not go unnoticed since he has played on varsity at Lakeview Centennial High School. His sophomore season was finished with 708 total yards and 6 touchdowns. He was First Team All-District, as well as the Texas All Sophomore Team. His junior year was nothing short of that, including 656 total yards and 7 touchdowns. He was once again named First Team All-District.
“My goal for next year is to reach 1000 yards and 10 touchdowns,” Baxter said.
Greg Powers (Scout.com National Analyst) Eval: Not a huge receiver, but understands how to get open and does have the ability to make big plays down the field like wide outs bigger than him make. He usually works as a flanker and draws a double team many times, but is still able to work open and make plays. D1 programs should definitely be interested dependent on his top end overall speed.
Edited by National Analyst Greg Powers