Blowing Up

Port Arthur Memorial running back Corey Dauphine has seen his stock soar in the months since he committed to Texas Tech. caught up with him to get his reaction to all of the attention from the media and colleges.

Corey Dauphine was the Red Raiders' first commit of the 2015 class when he was a relatively unknown prospect. He has since become a hot name in recruiting circles with a strong performance at the Houston Nike Football Training Camp and especially after winning the Texas UIL Class 5A state title in the 200 meter dash with a time of 20.76 seconds.

Dauphine has picked up several offers recently, including ones from a pair of Texas Tech in-state rivals; Baylor and Texas A&M. bumped Dauphine (6-1, 190) from a three-star to a four-star prospect Wednesday and now has him rated as the No. 34 running back nationally in the 2015 class. conducted a Twitter interview with Dauphine on Wednesday night to get his reaction to the ratings bump and the new offers.

First off, what's your reaction to being bumped in the ratings by Scout?

Dauphine: It's a great feeling that my hard work is paying off and and people starting to notice it that. I'll have to work 10 times harder to get a 5(th star).

How have things changed for you since winning state in the 200?

Dauphine: Things have changed a lot. I have been doing a lot of interviews. College coaches now know I'm fast and have power in my running.

Have you noticed your recruitment pick up?

Dauphine: Yes my recruitment picked up a lot and it got me really thinking about what I want to do in college and what I'm looking for.

So are you reconsidering your commitment to Tech?

Dauphine: A little. I'm going to make my final decision in the middle of football season.

Do you still consider yourself a Texas Tech commit?

Dauphine: Yes I do.

How often do you hear from Tech? I'm assuming it's mostly coach Jinks?

Dauphine: No, me and coach Jinks don't talk a lot, I talk to coach Curtis most of the time.

OK. Is there a specific school or couple of schools recruiting you hard that has you reconsidering your options? And anyone new in the mix?

Dauphine: Baylor and A&M is coming at me really hard and Alabama is catching my eye a little bit.

How much are you hearing from Bama?

Dauphine: I heard from them one time and I forgot what coach I talked to but they really like my highlight tape and want me to come to one of the camps.

Anything I'm missing you would like to add?

Dauphine: I still like Tech and I think it's a great school to go to.

Thanks for you time. I really appreciate it. Congrats on all of your success.

Dauphine: Thanks. Anytime.

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