Rex McDougald graduated from Iola [Texas] High School in December 2006 and enrolled mid-year at Baylor in January 2007, where he went through spring practice and emerged as the Bears' No. 3 nose tackle.
High School: Iola High School, Iola, Texas ... Fort Worth Star-Telegram State 100 member was the first commitment in Baylor's 2007 recruiting class ... Only Division I-A recruit produced by Iola High School ... 3-star Rivals.com recruit ... Houston Chronicle and Waco Tribune-Herald Top 100 member ... Earned first-team 2006 Class A all-state honors from the Texas Sports Writers Association ...Named to 2006 Texas Football Texas Top 300, he was the only Class A player listed among the state's top 20 defensive linemen ... Iola's all-time leading tackler with 540 stops was a two-time Bryan Eagle All-Brazos Valley team member ... As a senior, he rushed 165 times for 1,093 yards and 17 touchdowns while recording 100 tackles ... Rushed for 4,004 yards in four-year prep career ... Helped team to semifinals of Class A playoffs as a junior and senior ... Earned 2005 first-team Class A all-state honors from the Texas Sports Writers Association, was the district's Offensive Player of the Year in basketball and threw the shot put 58 feet ... As a middle linebacker for the 12-2 Bulldogs, he registered 201 tackles, 21 stops behind the line, four sacks and two interceptions ... He also played fullback, where he rushed for 1,501 yards and 21 touchdowns ... In basketball, he averaged 19 points and 14 rebounds, while he was a state meet qualifier in both the shot put and discus ... He placed fourth in the Class A shot put and sixth in the discus as a sophomore and second and eighth, respectively, as a junior ... Also considered Boston College, Oklahoma State, SMU, Texas A&M and Texas Tech ... Coached by his uncle, Randy McDougald, at the District 25-A school.
Personal: The son of Roddy and Robbin McDougald, Rex Rynn McDougald was born Sept. 11, 1988, in The Woodlands, Texas ... His father, Roddy, was Iola's defensive coordinator ... Health and human performance major.