The "Alton McCaskill-plan" is coming to fruition.
Born in Wichita, Kansas, the (Conroe) Oak Ridge three-star running back had someone who believed in him at an early age – his mom.
"My mom has always instilled in me that I was going to be great," he said. "We moved from Kansas because she wanted me to play against the best competition and get the best coaching. That was in Texas. She made it happen for me and here I am."
McCaskill has emerged as one of the top backs in the state of Texas with offers from college football powers like Notre Dame, Michigan, Penn State and USC, just to name a few.
Then came Alabama.
"I get excited about every college offer and opportunity," he said. "When I was offered by Alabama, I was speechless and literally ran out of the house. Because of their history, Alabama is every football players' dream. It was a crazy-big achievement for me."
The first-team, all-district selection will trim his list down to a Top 10 in the next few days.
"I really believe I was put on this earth to be a running back and destroy defenses," he said. "If I had 31 offers or zero offers, I still feel like that. I don't think anyone can stop me."
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound back also plays basketball and runs track. When watching football, he is drawn to fast, versatile backs.
Arlington Bowie's Devon Campbell has emerged as one of the nation's top offensive line prospects for the Class of 2022.
"I really didn't like football until the seventh grade," he said. "My parents wanted me to play, so I did. Because I was so big, everyone just kept telling me to stay with it -- that football could be my future."
The 6-foot-4, 270-pound tackle's film is impressive. What kept jumping out was his athleticism.