Texas WR piles up offers

College coaches use summer camps as recruiting tools, and they pay off by getting prospects to take official visits later in the season.<br><br> Such is the case with Waco, Texas, product Tory DeGrate, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound receiver who has so many offers he can't remember them all, but a few schools have captivated his interest.

"I'm looking at LSU, Arkansas, Texas, Texas A&M, Colorado, Oklahoma, Purdue and Nebraska," DeGrate told Tiger Rag. "I haven't picked up any offers lately, but the last time I checked I had 16 or 17. I don't have a leader right now. I'm wide open."

DeGrate's last camp experience was in Baton Rouge for LSU coach Nick Saban's final summer camp session. and he saw enough to put the Tigers heavily into the mix.

"It was great," he said. "We had a lot of fun. It was three days long but we only went for one day. They showed us the campus and it was real nice. I'll definitely take an official visit there."

What put the Tigers in the hunt?

"I like it education-wise," said DeGrate. "I like the coaches and how they run their offense. They treat their receivers right. And if you can play, then they'll play you."

DeGrate put up some big numbers as a junior with 51 catches for 960 yards and eight scores. He also added 220 yards and 15 rushing attempts for another three touchdowns, but he wants to topple those marks in his senior season.

"We start practice next Monday and I'm really looking forward to it," he said. "I want more catches and receiving yards than last year, and I want to be one of the top receivers in the state and in the nation."

With his ability, those goals are definitely within reach.

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