Blackmar Adds New Offers

Although TCU has yet to offer the big lineman, the Horned Frogs are highly interested in Blake Blackmar. The TCU staff will be by Houston Clear Lake this spring to see the young 6'5" behemoth in action.

The TCU Horned Frogs are in hot pursuit of offensive line help for the 2014 class. With a need for tackles and guards, the Frogs are leaving no stone unturned. caught up with one of the one of the state's best offensive linemen in Houston Clear Lake prospect, Blake Blackmar.

"Coach Jennings and I message on Facebook and he told me they would be out there for my spring ball practices" said Blackmar. "They're going to come up here to watch me practice and talk to me soon; they didn't say exactly which day, they just said this spring."

With three offers on the table from Baylor, Texas Tech and Kansas State in February, Blackmar was in good shape as far as recruiting was concerned. Fast forward a couple of months and three more schools have thrown their hat into the ring.

"Missouri, Central Florida and Washington State just offered me" said Blackmar. "I've been talking to the Missouri guy since I was a freshman and we have a good relationship"

"Washington State has Mike Leach up there and that's kind of cool because I always liked him when he was at Texas Tech so it was cool to hear from him."

The Houston star went on to describe the UCF offer and how it came out of nowhere.

"UCF came down to the school and offered me even though I hadn't talked to them" he said. "I've never really had a giant interest in UCF but it's one of those things where it's always nice to get the offer."

With six offers secured, the talented lineman says he feels like a few more schools are on the verge of offering as well.

"I think Wake Forest, Purdue, Cal, and maybe Rice and some of the smaller type schools are talking about it."

With TCU coming to visit him in the next 2-3 weeks, the Clear Lake product says a TCU offer would be met with appreciation.

"If TCU offered, they would be up there at the top" he said. "They're a great program with a strong history and long tenured coaches; an offer from them would make my decision tough."

"I'm pretty open to playing anywhere but I grew up in Texas, and I love Texas, so I guess you could say that I'm leaning toward staying here to play."

With more offers coming in as the months roll on, Blackmar says a decision could be coming fairly soon.

"I'm probably going to make my decision during the summer" he said. "I've been thinking about committing sometime during the summer so we'll see how that goes."

Blackmar says everyone is equal at the moment so it will be interesting to see how things play out between now and August. Stay logged on to to see where the #18 offensive guard in the country ultimately ends up.

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