Blazing Fast LB Getting A Look From Texas

Justin Northwest LB Blake Collier has seen his stock shoot through the roof. Texas Tech offered first, but since then schools have been coming out of the woodwork to offer one of the state's top linebackers. The kid is now holding five offers, with more sure to come. Will one of those come from Texas?

Blake Collier, who we list at 6-1, 210-pounds (with a smokin' 4.49 forty time), received a call and an offer courtesy of Indiana the first day of May. Another offer call came via the Houston Coogs on May 2, so word about this kid's talent is spreading like wildfire.

And it's apparently spread to Austin. According to Blake's father, an assistant coach from Texas attended a Justin Northwest spring practice on May 2nd and called Collier that night to let him know that the Horns are very interested in him and that they'd love for him to attend one of UT's summer camp sessions and meet the coaching staff.

Texas A&M also called May 2nd, according to Mr. Collier, and told the LB prospect that the Aggies think he can play not only as an outside linebacker for the Ags, but as a strong safety as well.

"The A&M coach asked him if he liked Texas A&M and told him he'd be at his practice the following day," Mr. Collier told Scout.com. "Blake called him back after the practice and the A&M assistant coach said he was very impressed with him and that they are close to offering. He also told Blake to call him once a week to keep in touch and to come to the summer camp and meet the coaching staff."

Others to phone in were "Purdue and Colorado State" with both calling May 3rd.

"They both told Blake they'd be at his spring practice next week and that they're extremely interested."

The offer news doesn't stop there…

Collier picked up his fifth offer from Kansas on May 5.

Not to be outdone by a Big 12 North counterpart, a Colorado coach tripped to Justin, Texas to check out the 6-1, 210-pounder's practice on May 6th. Later that night, the State's No. 49 per Scout.com was told by that same coach that he was very impressive and that the Buffs would be back to check out his spring game.

How 'bout the Sooners?

Are they interested in the linebacker who can clock a 40 time in the same neighborhood as some fast cornerbacks?

"An Oklahoma coach called him on May 5th," Mr. Collier informed. "He said he is coming to Blake's spring game (5/20). The coach told Blake they where close to offering him. He said the coaching staff really liked him. He told Blake that he reminded him of Teddy Lehman."

Note: Collier collected an invite a month ago to the Scout.com All-American invite-only combine event, May 22nd (at Baylor). He'll showcase his abilities along with the best of the best from the Lone Star State. Inside Texas and Scout.com will provide saturation coverage.


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