The 5-foot-9, 170-pound prospect racked up over 1000 yards for fifteen touchdowns as a sophomore and picked up an offer from Baylor in early December.
"They came to one of my games and they called and said they wanted to offer me. They hadn't shown any interest before, but to have my first offer feels really good," he told Scout shortly afterwards.
Fast forward a few months, and many more programs now have Denley on their radar, with a number of coaches stopping by Cibolo to check out spring practice.
"I've been hearing from Oklahoma, USC, UCLA, Texas, Texas Tech, Ohio State, and Oklahoma State. They've all been by practice and have said that they want me to come by campus to see the schools and attend their camps this summer," he said.
Denley isn't quite sure as to where he will end up camping, but does say he wants to attend camps at TCU, Oklahoma, and "probably" Texas Tech, where former Steele head coach Mike Jinks is now on staff as the running backs coach.
Though he's been participating in off-season football, Denley has also been busy with track and field, competing in the state championship in Austin over the weekend. The athlete qualified for the 100m in regionals with a 10.57 and finished in eighth place overall on Saturday with a 10.6.
"I've been hearing from Oklahoma, USC, UCLA, Texas, Texas Tech, Ohio State, and Oklahoma State. They've all been by practice."
He was also part of the 4x100m relay team, who also finished in eighth, and the 4x200m relay team, who nabbed a second place finish.
When asked what he could bring to a college offense, Denley addresses his quickness.
"I will bring my speed and my power, and I'll give coaches 100% each and every day," he said.
With the season now over, Denley's attention has switched back to football and his upcoming junior season.
"I've been working on getting stronger and just finishing my runs. I'm running hard every day and getting better every day, and I'm trying to be a leader both on and off the field. I'm just staying focused and listening to the coaches," he said.
As Steele was knocked out of the playoffs in a close, disappointing loss last season, Denley says the team is now playing with a chip on their shoulder-and a hunger to make it to state.
"That ending has made us work harder and really come together as a team so we can accomplish our goals and win state," he said.