January 9, 2007
Cavness solid to TCU?
Missouri City(TX) Fort Bend Marshall running back Jai Cavness is one of the most electrifying prospects out of the greater Houston area for the 2007 class. The speedster gave his commitment to TCU early on in the recruiting process but that hasn't stopped teams from showering him with interest.
Several teams have increased their interest after Cavness competed in the East Meets West All-American game and had a good showing during the course of his stay.
"There are still a lot of teams showing me interest," he said. "One team is SMU, they're still showing a lot. My coach said a lot of schools have been calling him still, especially after the All-American game. He didn't reveal to me which schools they are, but he did say there are a lot of teams really interested in me."
So with all the attention the 5-foot-9, 170 pound burner is receiving one might wonder if his early pledge to the Frogs might be wavering.
"Oh I'm very solid to TCU," he said. "I'm not taking any visits or anything. I think they had a great season, they probably would've went undefeated but they had a couple of bad games. I think it was a wake up call for them and they responded like they always do. The two losses they had to BYU and Utah were against two very good teams. I believe next year we'll be better, we have a tougher schedule but we'll be a lot stronger and we'll have more fight against that competition."
On the year Cavness rushed for 1,205 yards with 9 scores and was named first team all-district and second team all-region. He was also nominated for the prestigious Houston Touchdown Club player of the year award.
Cavness returned Sunday from the East Meets West All-American game and says the experience he garnered from the game will carry on with him for a lifetime.
"It was very fun, it was just a great experience," Cavness said. "There were some very fast players and they had some big monsters down there. There was around 95 players and they were all very talented players so I had to adjust my game which I'm pretty good at doing. I think I adjusted well to the competition and went out there and performed good. I learned a lot of new things from the coaches, I gained a lot of experience that I'll be able to carry with me to college."
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