Posted On: 09/21/20 4:41 PM

Ruidoso tight end Grant OberheuGrantOberheu6'3" | LBRuidoso | 2021StateNM is a physical specimen at 6-foot-3, 235 pounds, and one of the top 2021 prospects in the state of New Mexico.

Until today, though, his only offers to play at the next level had come from Eastern New Mexico and Macalester College in Saint Paul, MN.

On Monday, though, Oberheu finally gained the opportunity he had long sought to play Division I football when nearby New Mexico State offered him.

Ruidoso is 115 miles from Las Cruces, where NMSU is located, so his family and friends should be able to come see him play on a regular basis.

“This offer means a lot because it’s close to home and my first D-1 offer,” Oberheu told Prep Redzone New Mexico. “Coach (Oliver) Soukup came and visited me my freshman year, and we have been in contact since then. I am really excited for the offer!”

Souku is the assistant head coach and linebackers coach for the Aggies.

Because Ruidoso is just a two-hour drive from the NMSU campus, Oberheu has visited the school in the past and toured the football facilities.

“I have visited campus and the facilities are great,” said Oberheu, who has

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