Billings piling up the offers

Waco DT Andrew Billings is nearing 20 offers, hopes to have a decision made prior to his senior season.

To say recruiting is going good for Waco defensive tackle Andrew Billings would be an understatement. Recruiting is going great for the 6-foot-1, 301-pounder.

The nation's #36 rated defensive tackle has nearly 20 offers to choose from after adding five more offers last week. In the hunt for Billings are TCU, Arizona State, Baylor, Boise State, Colorado, Texas Tech, Mississippi State, Northwestern and Missouri to name but a few.

Billings and his Waco teammates held their annual red-white game Tuesday evening. Billings was impressed with his team's improvement but says individually, he still has plenty of room to get better.

"I saw that we have some good runningbacks and the o-line stepped up a little bit," he said. "Overall, we did pretty good. For me, I need to get in shape and work on flexibility and work on my speed."

With so much attention coming from every direction, Billings says the process can be a little overwhelming at times but he's grateful for the attention. He hopes to end the process by the end of summer.

"Right now I'm feeling good about it. It's good attention but sometimes it can be a distraction a little bit," he said. "But overall it's pretty good. I want to get it over with before my senior season."

TCU was the second program to offer Billings, offering the big defender while he was on campus at the February 25th Junior Day. Billings has maintained good communication with his area recruiter, Clay Jennings, throughout the process.

"I have a lot of communication with TCU," Billings said. "They just say that I can come and play with a potential chance at starting. They really want me."

Billings may attend a few camps this summer but the main objective is to see as many programs he can to help him make a decision.

"We have some camps we're going to but I think we're visiting colleges that have offered us more," Billings said.

Billings says he doesn't have a set top five, but did say two schools that are currently high on his list are TCU and his most recent offer, Missouri.


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