The name ‘Favre' will make football fans in the state of Wisconsin
either cringe or think of all the good memories. When it comes to St. Stanislaus quarterback Dylan Favre
, the Mississippi gunslinger has made it a habit of the latter.
Completing 342-of-529 passes for 5,589 yards and 63 touchdowns passes his senior season, Dylan Favre, nephew of NFL QB legend Brett Favre, is not quite like his uncle. Not only can Dylan throw the ball, he can run it (rushing for 1,265 yards and 18 touchdowns) and punt it (averaged over 41 yards per punt).
He was a big reason his school came home with the Mississippi 4A state championship.
"I am extremely competitive and I have the unique ability to make plays, like my uncle I guess," Favre told Badger Nation Saturday. "It's not always orthodox, but I get it done somehow. We throw it a lot, but we've rushed for over 2,000 yards as a team. We do what we need to do."
In a recent interview with the Biloxi Sun Herald, it was stated Favre was looking to schedule an official visit to Wisconsin in the near future. When asked, however, the truth to the matter is far different.
"That was a misunderstanding," said Favre, clearing the air. "Apparently somebody from Wisconsin along with Oklahoma State called my coach and asked for film. Somebody from the newspaper called my coach asking how my recruiting was going and my coach told them that Wisconsin and Oklahoma State had asked for him. The newspaper somehow got that I was planning an official visit from that conversation. I am not really sure where that came from, so I wouldn't look too much into it."
Favre has a scholarship offer from Northwestern State and is looking to schedule visits to Florida International, Mississippi State and South Dakota. Favre also has an offer from Southern Miss, his uncle's Alma Mater, but he's not planning on following in his uncle's footsteps.
"I seriously doubt I will end up at Southern," Favre said. "I am not going into details, but some things went down that didn't make me too happy. I am fine with it. I am going to wait and see what happens."
With plenty of schools starting to request film and official visits from him, the Favre recruiting saga is far from over.
"I have no timeline," Favre said. "I want to be 100 percent sure. Near the end, I'll sit down with my family and make a decision."
The Badgers have one quarterback in the fold in New Jersey's Joe Brennan, but a recent report suggest Wisconsin is interested in looking at another one with a familiar last name. Dylan Favre is raising his stock with his statistics and a state championship, but is he raising his stock with BCS colleges?