Texas signal caller will decide between Texas A&M and Ole Miss

Connor Blumrick out of Pearland, TX., will decide between Texas A&M and Ole Miss in the coming weeks.

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The 6-foot-6, 205-pound signal caller saw his recruitment blow up after the Nike Regional in Houston. That is where he impressed all in attendance with a live arm and a 40 time of 4.72. The options were few before the event. Memphis and Texas State were his only offers. The last few weeks have seen him net scholarships from Ole Miss, Texas A&M and Central Florida.

The Rebels came calling in April.

"They got in contact with me sometime in April, and I went over there for a visit. I met with coaches (Dan) Werner and (Hugh) Freeze. We toured the campus and watched a lot of film. I hung out with Jason Pellerin and I've been keeping in touch with Jason, Freeze and Werner ever since I came back from that visit. The week after my coach Werner came to my school to watch me practice. That's when they offered. They said they liked my big body, athleticism, and how throw the ball. They like my leadership skills too. They said I get everybody going."

Connor came away impressed with the Rebels after the visit.

"Their coaches are great. Their facilities are top of the line. Their campus is absolutely beautiful. I just like Ole Miss' game. I liked all of it, really, but I would have to say the coaches stood out the most. They seem really up front. They tell you how it is and not what you want to hear. They have a very good thing going over there. They know what they are doing. That's why they have become one of the country's best programs. It just seems like a nice group of coaches to be with if I were to go there."

The Rebels informed Connor that they would be inking two quarterbacks in the upcoming class.

"They told me they are going to sign one high school and one juco quarterback. They only have two quarterbacks returning in 2017. They said they needed four on scholarship. I think it's a pretty good fit for me. They run a lot of drop back and run options. It fits well for what I do."

The picture looked to be pretty clear after the Ole Miss offer until Texas A&M lost their 5-Star quarterback commitment, Tate Martel, on May 5th. One week later the home state school came calling. It has muddy the waters.

"They came up to see me at my school Monday. I went over there to Texas A&M Friday to tour the campus. I met with their coaches. Tuesday coach (Noel) Mazzone called to let me know I had an offer. He said he all of the same things that Ole Miss told me. He likes my big body and says I can sling it around. Coach Mazzone likes how I encourage all of my teammates and how big of a leader I am."

What stood out about the Aggies during the trip?

"Their facilities are awesome. Coach Mazzone seems like a great guy to be around. Their whole staff seems like a great staff to be around. It's a good place to be."

Texas A&M has one thing that Ole Miss doesn't, proximity to home.

"I can't really go wrong at either place. I pretty much had my mind made up before A&M offered but College Station is so close to my house. I would like to stay in Texas so my family can see me play. I've always dreamed about playing quarterback for one of the big programs in Texas. That's pretty big for me, but other than that it's pretty close."

The timeframe for a decision is just around the corner.

"Neither school gave me a timeframe to make a decision, but I'm going to sit down with my family pretty soon and we'll make a decision for what is best for us. It shouldn't be long before I make that decision."

Yancy Porter is the recruiting analyst for the Ole Miss Spirit and he can be reached at yporter@scout.com

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