Two on Top for San Antonio WR

San Antonio WR Nate Askew talks with Scout.com about which teams lead for his services and what schools he's getting interest from. Come inside for the very latest on this talented wide receiver.

If you let Nate Askew of San Antonio (TX) Madison tell it, the recruiting process is not one that is an easy journey. Lots of research, talking to coaches, and plenty of frequent flyer miles are involved in the overall process.

But still, it is worth it.

"Choosing a school is a hard decision. It's a lot that goes into all of this," Askew said. "I know that a lot of guys talk about they want a lot of offers. But, the more you get, the tougher the decision is."

The 6-foot-3.5, 213-pound Askew was talking mainly about the 12 offers he holds, plus the schools that are actively recruiting him. Some of his offers include programs like Baylor, Texas A&M, Florida State, Missouri, Utah, Arkansas, Texas Tech, Houston, Tulsa.

For the moment, two stand out amongst the rest with the Red Raiders and Aggies holding the top spot. And while there are certainly other Big 12 programs in the hunt that have not offered, Sooner Illustrated had heard some rumblings to the effect that Oklahoma was trying to get into the mix with Askew.

And while they may still hold true, it is unknown to Askew.

"I mean, every once in a while I get a letter or two, but nothing serious," Askew said about the Sooners. "They haven't said anything to me and I haven't heard that they have said anything about me. They came by the school the other day to watch me run, and they were standing there with the Texas coaches. But, that's about it.

"I would love to hear from them, but if I don't I'll still be good. This decision (on college) is hard enough as it is. It would be nice, but it's OK if I don't get an offer."

So far Askew has only visited to two programs that are his favorites with Tech and A&M. He spoke briefly about each program.

"With Tech, the offense just got me and that really opened my eyes. They throw a lot and just air it out," Askew said. "I like the Tech coaching staff too. At A&M, they treated my family well. I came with my mother and grandmother. Plus, that is a building program. It may be a good thing to be a part of something new. Both have things that I like about them, but we'll just have to see what I like most in the end."

Of course, there are other schools outside of his offer list trying to make a push for Askew. Florida, Texas, and Oklahoma State are also in the mix.

"Florida has not seen me yet, but they said that they are coming down this spring. We'll have to see," Askew said. "Texas told me they are interested, but let me know that they will have to see how many scholarships are available. But I think they waited to long to hop on me. Oklahoma State is coming to see me and I would like to check out Missouri as well."

According to Askew, one of the main things coaches want to come and check out is his speed. Some of these programs started out recruiting him as a tight end, but when they actually witness him running, he said that they say that receiver would be better suited.

"Lots of these schools said that I would be a tight end, but a lot have switched and said that I could play receiver," Askew said. "It has been a long time since I ran a 40-yard, but I run a 10.8 100-meter and run the anchor leg in the 4x100 relay."

Askew finished the season with 51 catches for 933 yards and nine touchdowns.



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