RB Matt Gadek Breaks Texas HS Record!

Discussion in 'High School Football' started by TwentyTwo, Oct 21, 2017.

  1. TwentyTwo

    TwentyTwo Master

    Oct 31, 2009
    Just Broke the All Time Texas HS Record 599 yards Rushing on 49 carries. Apparently this Scat back had NO INTEREST from College Recruiters until this game! Maybe he ends up at SMU with Trey Quinn?


    Football is king in Texas. You can imagine the celebration after a McKinney High School senior broke a state rushing record Thursday night.

    Running back Matt Gadek carried the ball 49 times for 599 rushing yards, said Coach Jeff Smith, topping the state UIL record by 12 yards, and assuring a 63 to 50 win over Plano East.

    Gadek didn't realize he was even close to breaking the record, until the second to last play.

    "My coach came up to me and he goes, 'Hey Matt, you have one chance to get the record. You have one carry, you have 25 yards, and then you'll get the state record.' And I was like, 'Okay, okay, I got this,'" remembered Gadek.

    A day later, Gadek is tired and sore, but elated. His classmates are celebrating, and his social media is blowing up.

    "I could tell my kids, I could tell everyone I could tell my family. It's just something I'm really going to value for a long time," said Gadek.

    "Incredible player," said Coach Jeff Smith. "Coached a long time, and he's clearly special."

    Gadek hasn't had much interest from colleges, but stay tuned after his new state record. He said Southern Methodist University and Baylor University are his favorites.

    He said challenges just drive him to work harder.

    "Everyone who's doubting me, who's saying your running form isn't right. Anger and frustration make me work harder, makes us work harder," said Gadek.

    There are three more games to make the playoffs. Gadek said he is going to work just as hard next week. And he hopes to one day play for the Cowboys, with the chip still on his shoulder.

    "This team is on the upswing, and I don't think it's going to be coming down anytime soon," said Gadek.
  2. Riggins44

    Riggins44 Master

    Oct 6, 2007
    If a 599 yard game doesn't generate D1 interest for him, it will wake up alot more people.
  3. Extra Point

    Extra Point Hall of Famer

    Oct 21, 2012
    Lurkers, if you doubt that there is anti-White racism in football, then follow Gadek's career. A black player with Gadek's accomplishment would be swamped with Division 1 offers. Gadek won't be.

    The best players don't play in football - if they're White. This especially applies to the college and pro levels.
  4. Carolina Speed

    Carolina Speed Master

    Feb 13, 2011
    No doubt an incredible accomplishment. It's been happening for years. Most here have an example of blatant racism, especially against white RB's. I wish others would share their stories. Four years ago a 16 year old North Carolina junior rushed for 322 yards/12 carries or almost 27 yards a carry in the FIRST HALF of a 2nd round state playoff game, so they weren't playing an easy team and went over 3,000 yards and gained no D-1 offers!
    I hope nothing but the best for this young man. Would love to see him tearing it up for a Texas college some day. Love hearing about these accomplishments.
    Thanks for the post TwentyTwo!
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2017
  5. Jimmy Chitwood

    Jimmy Chitwood Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2005
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  6. referendum

    referendum Mentor

    Nov 13, 2005
    Just saw that he is committed to Northern Colorado. Not sure if this is good news or not. Might have more chance to shine and excel than if he had ended up at a D1 school.
  7. celticdb15

    celticdb15 Hall of Famer

    Jul 24, 2007
    Thanks for the update. Glad Gadek will be playing at FCS level though we all know he could very well play at a bigger school if given a level playing field. Northern Colorado did send a QB in Kyle Sloter to the NFL recently. As well as skill players like Brad Pyatt and Reed Doughty in the past.

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