Conlan Aguirre (Abilene, Texas/Abilene) gets it. He’s 5-foot-7 and 150 pounds. From the eyeball test alone, he knows he won’t attract many colleges.
This is where his highlight tape comes into play. Aguirre shows an ability to be a cover corner against larger opponents. He shows that he can lay a hit when needed. He also shows a nose for the football that will make a school consider taking a chance on him.
While he’s still without an offer, Aguirre hopes his highlight tape puts him in the conversation with college recruiters. Currently, he has been in contact with Division III Hardin-Simmons University, and if he doesn’t pick up an FBS offer, he said he doesn’t mind the small-college environment.
“I’ve been talking with HSU a lot,” Aguirre said. “I had my official visit last Thursday. It’s probably where I’ll end up.”
Aguirre has had success as a varsity defensive back. He was an all-state honorable mention as a junior. His senior year, he helped Abilene finish 12-1 and advance three rounds deep in the Texas Class 5A Division II playoffs.
While Hardin-Simmons is attractive, Aguirre admitted he is keeping his head on a swivel in search of that potential FBS offer.
“I don't really know what else to say about my game,” Aguirre said. “I think schools know what they want, and size is what a lot of people want. I understand where colleges are coming from. Any school that gives me a chance will be a blessing, and right now that blessing is HSU.
“Honestly all I've ever wanted was a chance.”