LAWTON — Lawton MacArthur placekicker Daniel Schwarz showed his potential as a college prospect during his junior year, when he made a 54-yard field goal.
In the summer before his senior year, college scouts took strong notice of Schwarz's big leg, and the scholarship offers started to roll in.
One of the first big ones was Tulsa, and Schwarz, The Oklahoman's All-State kicker, soon committed. But offers kept coming, and they kept getting bigger. Oregon State, TCU, Texas, LSU, Alabama.
Other than Barry J. Sanders, Schwarz became the state's most widely sought-after prospect.
He committed to Tulsa very early in the recruiting process, and at that time, the 6-foot-3 senior had no idea the kind of options that would be waiting for him.
Texas, LSU and Alabama, along with Tulsa, are on Schwarz's list of planned official visits before signing day Feb. 1.
“I did commit early and I'm still committed. I'm still very interested in Tulsa,” Schwarz said, adding he hopes to get a chance to take his fifth and final official visit to either Oklahoma or Oklahoma State.
“I like the idea of staying close, more so for my grandparents and my friends,” he said. “It's stressful, but it's nice to have the opportunities I have. It would me more stressful if I didn't have any opportunities.”