The college football recruiting process can be antiquated.
The steps include words like verbal, official and commitment.
Area football players received their official scholarship offers on Saturday, Aug. 1, the first day that the NCAA allows.
The list includes a player form Foster High School that has know from his sophomore season that he was heading to Norman, Oklahoma.
Wide receiver Cody Jackson received his offer from the University of Oklahoma.
Jackson was quick to wrap up his recruiting process and follow fellow Foster great CeeDee Lamb to the Sooners.
Jackson is coming off back-to-back 1,000 receiving yards seasons with the Falcons. Jackson’s career total just under 2,500 which has the future Oklahoma Sooner in striking distance of the Foster record for career yardage, currently held by Lamb at 3,418.
On the other hand, teammate Reuben “Deuce” Fatheree II took his time with his recruiting process.
In the end, Fatheree picked Texas A&M University and the Aggies extend their official offer on Saturday.
Fatheree is a three-time all-district selection on the offensive line.
Finally, Foster defensive lineman Tyler Onyedim received his official offer from Iowa State University.
Oneyedim verbally committed to the Cyclones after earning first-team all-district honors last year.
Travis senior defensive back Cameron Oliver received his scholarship offer from UNLV. Oliver committed to the Rebels last month.
The Tiger safety was Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine’s per-season selection for District 20-6A defensive MVP.
Oliver has 15 interceptions over the first three seasons at Travis including two returned for a touchdown last year.
Another Tiger, senior running back Aundre Smith received his official offer from Texas Southern University.
Smith posted 577 yards and eight touchdowns on 73 carries last season. He had two games where he went over the century mark rushing.
George Ranch had two players that received official offers over the weekend with wide receiver Javon Gipson and defensive lineman Dave Babalola.
Gipson has already committed to Baylor University and he got his letter from the Bears on Saturday.
Gipson had 29 catches for 637 yards and nine touchdowns last season.
Babalola received an official offer form Texas Southern University.
Needville defensive tackle Blake Boenisch received one Division I offer and he took it with Rice University.
The Owls extended their official offer on Saturday to the Blue Jay.