Emory Blake, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound receiver from Austin High School watched the Buffs struggle to move the ball against a tough Texas defense Saturday. And Blake found a silver lining in what he saw, saying that if he chooses to be a Buff down the road, he believes he would have a good chance at earning early playing time at CU.
Blake had trouble with his flight home on Sunday afternoon and took some time to discuss his visit as he sat in the airport.
"They said I could come in a compete because they don't have the many receivers," Blake said. "I do believe that if I came (to CU), I could definitely help and contribute."
Blake said that he believes injuries in the CU offensive line and the overall youth of the roster contributed to the blowout loss to the fifth-ranked Longhorns. He said he was impressed with the CU defense keeping the team in the game and if the offense could have taken advantage of a few opportunities, the game would have been closer and the Buffs might have had a chance to win.
Blake said CU remains in his top-five, but he intends to take multiple visits in the next two months before making a decision. Blake said he visited Boston College two weeks ago and likes the Eagles as well. He also plans trips to Texas Tech (Nov. 1), Missouri, Florida and possibly Kansas.
"Most likely it will probably come after my visits," Blake said of choosing a school.
Blake said he believes 10 players made official visits to Boulder this weekend and he had previously met fellow wide receiver prospects James Johnson and CU commit Jarrod Darden. He said CU quarterback commit Jordan Wynn spent some time trying to convince him to come play with him in black and gold.
Blake said he left CU with a positive overall impression of the program and the school.
"I definitely think highly of them," Blake said. "The campus is beautiful first of all. I like Boulder and that whole college town atmosphere. I like that there is a big city not too far away. The coaches are great and the people are great."
Blake's high school team is 4-1 and he returns home this week for a big game against one of several rivals.