October 1, 2008

Junior offensive lineman sees stock rise

Though he's known for some time that he would probably have the opportunity to play college football, Chad Lindsay had no idea the attention would come so fast. Nor could he have possibly imagined the sheer volume of attention his recruitment would entail.

It would be understandable if he were simply overwhelmed by it all- after all, he does hold offers from schools like LSU, Auburn, Alabama, Texas Tech, Georgia, and Nebraska. But the well-mannered junior is doing his best to take everything in stride and enjoy himself.

"Everything has been outstanding this year," said the offensive lineman. "I mean, the hurricane set us back a little, but it's been great anyways. We only really lost one game. We were supposed to have five non-district games and now we'll just have four, but it's no big deal. We're 3-0 so far, so that's all that matters. We just need to keep winning."

The Woodlands is certainly known for the strength of its program and has produced its fair share of D-1 athletes over the years, but Lindsay just might be a different kind of prospect altogether. His natural abilities are arguably some of the best in the state, which might explain why he's picked up so many offers this early in the process.

"I've been playing pretty good so far, I guess," he said. "I've just been doing what I'm coached to do really. Just doing my job."

And just what makes him so dangerous when he does his job, besides the fact that he's 6-foot-4, 300-pounds?

"Probably my strength, my quickness, and my size," he said. "And I'm not really one-dimensional, I love run blocking and pass blocking. I just love all of it."

Lindsay, who lines up at guard, says he couldn't possibly care less about the style of offense he's in, as long as he gets to play at the next level.

"I don't care at all what kind of offense a school runs," he said. "It doesn't matter to me. I just want to play college football. As long as I get to do that, I'm fine with doing whatever they need me to."

But the probable four-star recruit says that he's not really too concerned with the recruiting process right now, focusing instead on his team.

"It's been crazy, and all the schools coming by and stuff has felt really good, but that's not really my main focus," he said. "Ask me about recruiting again next spring and you might get a different answer, but I haven't really given it much thought to this point."

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