Signing Day Decision For Texas WR

Standout wide receiver Emory Blake talks about his final choice and who is in the mix.

Austin, Tex.--One of the top wide receiver prospects in the Lonestar State will wait until signing day to make his final decision. Down to three schools, Emory Blake says that he won't announce his choice until sometime on Wednesday at a ceremony at Austin High.

"I'm not completely sure what time yet," Blake tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "It might be in the morning, but I'm going to talk with my coaches and see if I can do it a little bit later."

Having visited several schools with a dozen offers, the 6-2, 190 Blake has some options on signing day, but has trimmed his list to a lucky three.

"I'm down to Colorado, Texas Tech and Auburn," Blake says. "I'm really close to a decision right now, but I'm still thinking about the schools to make the right choice."

Running down the list of favorites, Blake took the time to talk a little about each school. First up is the Auburn Tigers.

"They have a brand new coaching staff," Blake says. "Coach (Gene) Chizik is a great man and a great coach. Coach (Gus) Malzahn is coming in with a different offensive scheme and is wanting to utilize my talents with the wildcat (formation). Hopefully I would run that."

Next he spoke about Colorado.

"I love the coaches there," Blake says. "I loved the players when I visited. They're kind of the same as Auburn, they want to utilize my talents in different ways and not just at wide receiver and get me the ball in different ways. They have a beautiful campus in a beautiful state."

Last but not least, Blake talks about Texas Tech.

"They throw the ball a lot," Blake says. "They were my first scholarship offer really during my junior year. I have known those guys a long time."

With plenty to like about each of his finalists, Blake says that makes his final decision that much tougher. Because of that he says he'll just feel it out and see which team rises to the top.

"It's just going to be a gut feeling because if I just went off straight facts every school would be dead even," Blake says. "I'll just have to go with a gut feeling."


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