A Hidden Gem in the Lonestar State

Justin-TX 6'3", 235lb. TE Ben Gamron of Northwest High School, recently capped off a very successful Prep career by competing in two prestigious all-star games and dominating a number of D-1 recruits in the process, and he is still waiting for a solid offer from a D-1 school.

He stated, "Pitt was interested, but I haven't heard from them in a couple of weeks; they told me they had to see how some things played out first."

Ben played in the All Star Classic at the University of South Florida, a game featuring all stars from around the United States, and the Coca Cola Classic at North Texas University, a game which featured verbals from the who's who of college football - Oklahoma, LSU, Nebraska, Texas, Florida among others. Ben more than held his own against some major competition. At the All Star Classic Ben was timed at 4.56 in the 40 yard dash.

"I was hoping Pitt would have someone at the All-Star games, because I played well," Ben said.

Ben had 23 receptions, 260 yards and 1 TD his junior season and 21 receptions for 261 yards and 1 TD his SR season, in a run oriented offense.

Ben Gamron holds his own in the classroom as well - carrying a 3.1 GPA and scoring 970 on his SATS - although he's not satisfied with that and plans on retaking them soon. He plans to major in Kinesiology or Broadcast journalism and aspires to one day be a football coach.

Gamron has a number of offers from D-2 schools and has heard from Pitt and Iowa. He said, "I love Pitt and would like to go there; I'd like to schedule a visit, but I haven't heard from them."

I asked Ben where he sees himself and he said, "I want to play D-1 football somewhere."

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