Recruiting: OU in Texas DEs' top three

Plano, Texas prospect Ben Bass Profile.

Ben Bass, DE, 6'4, 260, 4.9, PLANO (WEST HS), TEXAS:

Ben Bass is one of the most athletic down lineman in the state of Texas, and a player that can line up on both sides of the ball. And the fact he is so athletic has teams recruiting him at defensive end, defensive tackle and offensive line.

"I play defensive end and offensive tackle now in high school," said Bass. "I like playing defensive end the best. I like reacting to the ball and going out and getting hits instead of being hit."

Bass emerged a key player for West last season earning starting positions on both sides of the ball. He can bench 330 pounds, squat 405 and he has posted a 26-inch vertical jump. Bass attended his first football camp last weekend at Texas A&M and did well.

"I think I did well, because every time I lined up one-on-one with somebody I won," said Bass. "I thought I did pretty well, especially when you consider it was my first camp that I had ever been to."

Ben has been offered by Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Arizona, Kansas, Colorado and Colorado State.

"Right now I am just trying to enjoy the process. I think I am going to have a make a decision before my senior year starts," said Bass. "My top four right now would be Texas A&M, Texas, OU and OSU."

Bass says Oklahoma is recruiting him on both sides of the ball.

"They are recruiting me at defensive end and offensive line," said Bass. "They haven't decided where they want to recruit me, and that is OK with me. I really like them. They are among my top two or three. I want to get up and see their campus and plan on doing that early this summer.

"At Texas A&M, I have enjoyed how they have played football in the past and I have seen their facilities and they are fantastic. I know some of their players and coaches and I like them as people. At Texas, I have gone and enjoyed some of the same things. I haven't been to Oklahoma State yet."

Bass has qualified.

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