As a player who made contributions all over the field in a variety of ways, Cody Reeves never had a problem making adjustments.
But as the Denison receiver and defensive back signed a national letter of intent on Wednesday morning to play for West Texas A&M, he acknowledged that his efforts as a three-year starter seemed to be getting overlooked.
"That's exactly what I'm thinking," Reeves said. "I know I'm a pretty good athlete in high school so schools would look at me. I'm going to have to prove they missed out."
The Buffaloes were the only program to show major interest in Reeves, who said that Division I and I-AA programs told him he could wait until after signing day to see if there were scholarships available.
"I told myself I wanted to hold off on signing to see if the other schools wanted me but when I came back I wanted to sign," he said. "When I went down there I liked the town. It wasn't real big or too small. It's kind of like Sherman and Denison."
Led by Whitesboro native Taylor Harris at quarterback, West Texas A&M -- which is a Division II school in the Lone Star Conference -- had its fifth straight winning season, the longest by the program in nearly 40 years, with a 7-5 record and went 4-2 in the LSC's South Division. The Buffaloes also won the Kanza Bowl in the program's first bowl appearance since 1967.
"When they first started recruiting me, they wanted me at receiver," Reeves said. "But they're looking at me on offense, defense and special teams."
Reeves caught 23 passes for 386 yards and six touchdowns and also had 15 carries for 146 yards and a touchdown. He graduates as the program's second all-time leader in catches (83) and the third all-time leader in receiving yards (1,201) and touchdowns (13).
Reeves was an honorable mention all-state selection as a defensive back after compiling 72 tackles (65 solo) with a team-best six interceptions and 13 passes defended.
He also had an impact on special teams, serving as Denison's punter, returning punts and kickoffs and blocking a pair of kicks.