Lynch close to a TCU Offer?

Troup, TX quarterback Blake Lynch has two offers on the table from Big 12 and SEC programs. Could TCU be next?

Earlier this year, Troup, TX athlete Blake Lynch was a little known prospect. Fast forward a few months and he's now one of the top rated athletes in the nation. On Thursday, Scout.com released their top 300 players for the 2015 class and Lynch checked in at No. 243 overall and as the nation's No. 21 rated quarterback. He was also given four-star status.

Troup isn't exactly a mecca for college coaches, the town boasts just fewer than 2,000 residents so for a player to emerge from tiny surroundings he must be something special.

And Lynch is a special player.

Lynch led Troup to a 9-2 record last season and the 2015 prospect is looking to do even bigger things in 2013. The Tigers have their first scrimmage on Friday and so far through two weeks, Lynch likes what he sees in his team.

"We're bringing in a new offense and right now I'm learning the terminology," Lynch said. "We finished 9-2 last year and we have some playmakers coming back. We're running the hurry-up offense kind of like Oregon's so our offense should be pretty tight."

Lynch currently holds two offers from Mississippi State and Baylor. Others such as TCU, Washington, Indiana, Texas A&M and Arkansas are showing strong interest.

"I really haven't been going to a lot of camps but I'm really happy with the offers I have right now with Mississippi State and Baylor," he said. "I'm hoping to get some defensive offers after this year because I'm also the starting safety."

As Lynch mentioned, he hopes to receive more interest on the defensive side of the ball this season. Baylor has offered as an athlete while Mississippi State has offered as a quarterback. Now at 6-foot-4, 200-pounds, Lynch said he'll likely choose a position that gives him a better path to his ultimate dream of playing in the NFL.

"Right now I'm kind of at the point where whatever helps me get to the NFL that's what I'm going to do," Lynch said. "I think that going to a defensive school is a better opportunity for me to make plays on defense, that's what I'm going to do. If it's better for me on offense, I'll go at receiver or quarterback."

TCU could be very close to extending Lynch an offer. He was invited to attend TCU's satellite camp earlier this summer in Kilgore but he was unable to attend. That hasn't stopped him from building a relationship with Frogs' head coach Gary Patterson, saying that he speaks with the coach on a frequent basis.

An upcoming visit is also in the works.

"I talk to Coach Patterson and I call him frequently," Lynch said. "I'm supposed to go up there and visit sometime before school starts so that should be coming up. He said I can come up there and watch some games. He said he really likes me a lot and he wants to meet me in person and we'll go from there. I think that's what he's trying to say."

Lynch likes TCU's proximity to Troup and the overall prestige of the program and university.

"I like that it's close to home, its maybe two hours from me. They've got really good coaches and it's a Christian school which I like," he said. "They're also just good at football, they have the atmosphere of winning and that's what I like."

Aside from a possible trip to Ft. Worth, Lynch says he will visit a few campuses this season.

"I know I'm going to some Mississippi State and Baylor games," he said. "I've been getting a lot of invites to games so whatever works around they've got to be close to east Texas."

Lynch totaled over 1,500 yards and was named District 9-2A Newcomer of the Year in 2012.


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