Valencia to Camp at OU

With a slew of talented skilled players hailing from the "Lone Star State", it is understandable to hear of another one who is a hot commodity. Hightower defensive back Colton Valencia said there were quite a few coaches who came by to see him and is sporting a few offers. His next move is to compile a hit list of schools where he wants to camp. has update on what programs made the list.

Fort Bend (TX) Hightower defensive back Colton Valencia has some offers, and has planned visits this summer with a few schools that have shown him interest in hopes of earning even more.

"I just want to go to camps at Kansas State, Oklahoma, Nebraska, LSU, and Miami," Valencia said.

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Valencia said that he has not received an offer from any of these schools, but hopes to turn a few heads once he steps foot on the campuses.

"These are the schools that have been highly interested in me, but I haven't got an offer from them," "I just want to go out there and show them I can play on the next level. I want them to see me in person and see me moving around and work with the coaches staff. You know if they like me, you never know anything may happen."

Valencia has offers from Arizona State, Texas A&M, Louisiana-Lafayette, Oklahoma State, Colorado.

He admits that it is too early to name a favorite, and said he is more so paying attention to things that may happen this summer as a result of the visits.

"I'm just weighing out my options right now," Valencia said. "I plan to narrow things down at the end of summer, and I mean it may be some new schools that come in after me."

He claimed that this off-season, many coaches came by, but one Big 12 school in particular has been a long-time favorite, and he looks forward to seeing them again here soon.

"Oklahoma has come by to see me this spring. They wanted to see how I looked," Valencia said. "They told me I looked well and they want to work with me at their camp. I think they are highly interested in me."

It seems like the feelings are mutual.

"For a long time I have liked Oklahoma," Valencia said. "I could say if they were to offer me, they could quickly be at the top of my list."

Valencia finished his junior season with 89 tackles, six interceptions, and 23 pass break-ups, and two forced fumbles. This, along with a solid finish in spring, is what he credits the interest and offers he has to date.

He said that he has the most interest in the schools he plans to attend camps with, and the schools that have already offered.

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