Texas DT Humphrey has lots of offers

Defensive tackle Jarvis Humphrey out of Cedar Hill High School in Cedar Hill, Texas has picked up several offers from BCS schools this spring, and says five schools stand out to him, with one of those rising above the rest.

"My five favorites are LSU, Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State," Humphrey said, "I really like all of those schools, but right now Texas is probably in the lead."

 

All five of his leaders have offered the 6-2, 290 lb. lineman, who has also picked up offers from schools such as Kansas, Wisconsin, Baylor and Arizona, along with a handful of others.

 

Humphrey added that he has been a Longhorn fan his whole life, and that playing for Texas would fulfill a childhood dream, though he would be willing to go elsewhere if he felt it was where he needed to be.

 

"Texas is close to home," he said. "Location isn't really important as long as my parents can still come see me play. That's what's important. I want to go wherever I will fit in the best, but I want to make sure my parents can still come out and see me."

 

Of his five favorite schools, Humphrey said different things stand out that make them attractive.

 

"I love Oklahoma's winning tradition," he said. "They are always competing for championships. Texas A&M is a school my coach suggested I look at, and they probably have the best group of coaches I've ever seen."

 

"I saw Oklahoma State play a while back, and I was real impressed with their defensive line, and LSU was the same way. When I watched them play Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl, I loved the way the defensive line took control and dominated the game."

 

Of all the schools he is considering, Humphrey said he speaks to coaches from Oklahoma State more than the others, with their last conversation taking place earlier this week.

 

He also said that he spoke to LSU's coaches a while back when he was trying to arrange to come to junior day, but since then the extent of his contact with the Tigers has been through the mail.

 

"I want to get down there and visit LSU over spring break," he said. "It just depends on if my budget will allow it."

 

In addition to a place his parents can make it to easily, some of Humphrey's biggest concerns when picking a school are an upbeat coaching staff and the type of classes they offer; as he plans on majoring in computer science and business.

 

During the off-season, Humphrey plans on improving how low he comes off the ball, as well as using his hands more and shaving some time off his 5.0 time in the 40 yard dash. He also hopes to make it to a few camps over the summer, but said he will have to talk it over with his coach and see which ones would be the best for him to attend.

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