Blake Excited about OU Offer

Shortly after news broke out of the Sooners fifth commitment of the 2012 class, Sooners Illustrated spoke with Colin Blake, three-star corner prospect out of Brandeis HS in San Antonio (TX) who received an offer from Coach Martinez last night. Check inside to see what Blake had to say.

The Sooner coaching staff has officially boarded the offer train now that spring evaluations have kicked off. One of those offers went out to Colin Blake last night, a teammate and long time friend of Kyle Marrs who was the Sooners first commitment for the 2012 class.

While Oklahoma offensive line coach James Patton was in attendance Wednesday at Brandeis HS to check in on Marrs he also got a chance to evaluate Blake.

"It all started because Coach Patton, yesterday he came to our school to watch Kyle Marrs just practice because he is committed to OU. He was also there to watch me and evaluate to see if I was worth getting evaluated even more. After practice he emailed me and told me that he really thought highly of me and the way that I played. He told me to call Coach Martinez."

After talking with Coach Patton on Wednesday Blake was told to call Coach Martinez who let him know that he would be coming by the school the next day as well. More often than not when a prospect is told to call his position coach at a certain school good news isn't far behind.

"I called Coach Martinez and he told me that he would be coming to watch me scrimmage today," Blake began.

"So he came to my school and watched me scrimmage and I did pretty good. He's not really allowed to talk to me at school so I called him when I got home and he told me that he really liked the way that I played and that he really thought I could fit into the program real well. He told me that I had an offer from them and I was real excited because it's OU they are one of the biggest schools in the Big 12."

The 6-foot-3 and 180-pound corner prospect also holds offers from TCU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Baylor so far. With the size Blake possesses he is a big corner prospect and may even be looked at as a safety at the next level but when Coach Martinez asked him what he wanted to play in college he knew the answer already.

"Coach Martinez asked me what I wanted to play in college and I told him corner," Blake stated. "He said that's what he expected and that's what he wants me to play too. He said I could be a good boundary corner."

The fact that his teammate and close friend, Kyle Marrs is committed to Oklahoma just adds to Blake's interest in the Sooners.

"I really like that my teammate is going there so I might have a chance to play with my teammate Kyle Marrs that I'm real good friends with," Blake explained. "I like that they are a real good football school. They always have great tradition there especially in the secondary. I just really like OU."

Now that the Sooners have offered they are definitely standing out to Blake along with TCU, Texas A&M and Texas Tech but there is still some evaluating to be done on his end he says.

"I would say they are high on my priorities because I would get a chance to play with Kyle Marrs. Only reason why I won't put them as my leader is because they just offered me so I got to make sure it is a great fit for me as well not just because Kyle Marrs is going there as well. It's OU so it's a win-win situation. We are just going to have to see and evaluate and do some thinking."

Speed is one of the key emphases on Coach Venables defense every year and it sounds like Blake has plenty of it.

"In spikes on a track I ran a 4.38 forty," Blake said. "For like a legit forty on the field I ran a 4.4 or 4.5."

Blake has not had the chance to visit Norman and see what all goes on around Sooner country. The Blake family does however, have some history in the state of Oklahoma.

"I used to live in Oklahoma," Blake stated. "Not in Norman, I lived on base because my dad was in the military."

With May right around the corner schools will be getting out soon for the summer time and that is when Blake is planning on making his decision. Stick with Sooners Illustrated for more coverage of Blake moving forward.

-Greg Powers-


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