Texas Quarterback Shimonek Opening Eyes

Nic Shimonek

Texas is a big state and that means that sometimes there can be some prospects that have to be found. You can count Nic Shimonek as one that has been found. The 6-4, 188-pound quarterback had a monster season last fall for Mildred, a small school outside of Corsicana, Texas.

"Everything is going good as far as the recruiting process," answered Nic Shimonek. "I was at at SMU a couple of weekends ago and that went really well. I wasn't able to make their junior day because of a baseball game, so I went up on an unofficial visit.

"Oklahoma State was at the school today to talk to my coaches and their coach was able to see me throw."

Last season Shimonek led Mildred to a 13-1 campaign and he threw for 2,939 yards completing 193 of 291 passes with 37 touchdowns and just three interceptions. That's a 66 percent completion percentage. He also ran for 221 yards on 58 carries and eight more touchdowns. That's a huge season!

"I've been to a number of schools on unofficial visits," said Shimonek, who shows on tape that he can make a wide variety of throws, throw on the run, and move well in the pocket.

"I went to Nebraska and I was at Oklahoma State, and at a combine at OU, so we just stayed over and checked the school out. We also went to a family reunion and my mom is from Iowa so we hit some schools there last summer. I know Iowa State is supposed to come by the school this spring, and New Mexico next week, and Iowa too."

Shimonek said he wants to go to a school where he can play and where he can play in front of a lot of people.

"I'm one of those guys that is into the attention and getting the crowd going," he said. "I really have been liking Oklahoma State for the last three years. I saw them on television and how much they throw the ball. Then when I was on the campus I loved everything about it. In just about every aspect, they are at the top of my list."

Shimonek plays shortstop and pitcher in baseball and Mildred is second in the district right now with hopes of making a playoff run. He added that he would like to try to play both sports in college. He knows it would be hard, but added that football is number one.

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