Blake Taking Time On Final Decision

Auburn is trying to get in the picture late with receiver prospect Emory Blake (6-2, 185).

Austin, Texas–Austin High School receiver prospect Emory Blake took an official visit to Auburn this weekend. Was the visit good enough for Blake to consider signing with the Tigers?

"I would say so," Blake says. "Auburn, Colorado and Texas Tech.

"It went great," he adds of the visit. "My host was Kodi Burns. We hung out and I had a blast really. The fans are great. A lot of people recognized me and I was surprised by that. It was really surprising to me. It was good visit. We went downtown and they showed me around. A lot of people just recognized me and knew who I was.

"It was different from what I expected, and it was better than what I expected actually," he explains. "I had a great trip."

Blake says that the best part was, "I guess just hanging out with the guys. The guys are really cool and I got along with them really well. SEC football, good tradition, great coaching staff... I've known Coach (Gus) Malzahn for a while. It's a good situation."

Blake was committed to Texas Tech but opened things up late in the football season. Just recently he starting considering Auburn.

"Coach Malzahn called me about three weeks ago and let me know that they were interested," Blake explains. "He was recruiting me when he was at Tulsa. When he got to Auburn he gave me a call."

Blake met with Malzahn on Sunday before leaving campus and returning home to Austin. "We watched film and he let me know how he would use and how they would give me the ball and stuff," Blake states.

Blake does not expect to take any more official visits. He adds that he plans on taking his time before making a final decision.

"I tend to not make decisions while I'm on the visit because emotions are all high," he explains. "Every school you go to, you're going to want to go there because they're all great schools. I'm going to wait a little and try to make an informed decision for myself."

Asked what he was looking for most in a school, Blake responded, "Family atmosphere and getting along with the guys, because that leads to winning. Family atmosphere is a the biggest thing for me."

Playing time is also of high importance for Blake. "It is big," he explains. "I think I could come in and contribute to the team (at Auburn). Early playing time is a big factor for me."


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