Yesterday was a big day for 6'2 175-pound prospect, Tre Flowers, out of Judson Senior High (Converse, Texas). Flowers picked up two more offers in a matter of hours. The first came from Purdue when the 3-Star safety talked with the team's wide receivers coach, Patrick Higgins.
"Purdue actually started looking at me my sophomore year," Flowers said. "I kept getting letters throughout football too. I called Higgins yesterday and he told me I had an offer. It was great. I plan on going out to a camp there this summer. They said I would be a good asset to the team and they liked my body. They said I was smooth at safety and aggressive on tackles."
Flowers also picked up his first SEC offer the same day from Mississippi State.
"It was probably one of the best offers because I know what's in the SEC," Flowers said. "It was a shock. I know that they recruited Phillip Gaines, who graduated before me. I will be at Mississippi State's camp this summer. I'm not worried about the distance. It isn't really a problem."
Flowers, who ran a 4.6 40-time last season, has stayed busy with track this offseason making it to regionals in the 4x100, 4x200, 200m dash and long jump. The speedy defensive back will be competing against some of the state's top players in the meet on Friday.
"I'm staying in shape with track practices," Flowers said. "I've been running and trying to help the team out. It helps with football a lot. I've gotten much faster. I've been doing spring training and one-on-ones with my friends. I've also been focusing on learning the plays since I'll be playing at wide receiver and safety next season."
Flowers' best time, so far in the 200-meter dash is a 22 seconds flat. This summer, the No. 45 ranked safety will be taking a visit to Kansas State's camp on June 9th and BYU's Junior Day on June 13th. He will also be camping at Mississippi State and Purdue, as mentioned above.
There's a chance that Flowers will be taking a trip up to the Houston camp, as well. Flowers said that the Houston coaches are continuing to show interest and will be coming down to visit the Judson football practice on Friday. Tulsa is also showing interest in the safety.
Last season, Flowers had over 60 tackles and 4 interceptions. But this season the talented recruit said he wants to make even more of an impact on his team.
"I want to capitalize on last season," Flowers said. "I want to pick up where I left off. I need to stay in-sync and in-shape. One thing I really want to improve on is keeping my legs under me. I also want to maximize my coverage."