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Mayfield all-in with TCU

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Three-star quarterback Baker Mayfield (Austin, Texas/Lake Travis) doesn’t have a backup plan these days. It’s one school or bust when it comes to his recruitment.

“Right now I’ve kind of got all my eggs in one basket with TCU,” he said. “Hopefully I’ll get good news instead of bad news.”

Horned Frogs coaches have told the 6-foot-1, 200-pound pocket passer they’ve narrowed their choices down to three quarterbacks and will offer one for their 2013 class within the next two weeks.

For now, all Mayfield can do is hope that’s him. He has four offers, but two -- Washington State and Rice -- are from schools that have already taken their lone quarterback for 2013. His others options are New Mexico and FAU.

That’s why Mayfield is going all-in on TCU.

“It makes me nervous,” he said, “because that’s kind of my dream school at this point.”

If Mayfield gets a spot with the Horned Frogs, he’ll become the third straight Lake Travis quarterback to land with an in-state school, following Garrett Gilbert (Texas) and Michael Brewer (Texas Tech).

If he doesn’t, well, that’s just more pressure to find a big program just as his predecessors did.

“Of course, there’s always pressure,” he said. “That’s going to happen when you win five state championships.”

No matter what happens with TCU, Mayfield is ready to shift his full focus back to leading Lake Travis to its sixth consecutive state title and first as a member of Class 5A.

But if Plan A doesn’t work out in his recruitment, he’ll have a lot of thinking to do.

“I really don’t know what I’d do,” he said. “I’d probably wait until after the season to see if something happens.”