Emory Blake: Three New Offers

Wide receiver Emory Blake endured an injury plagued junior season and though he was sidelined for a good part of the season, his recruiting has not suffered. Three more schools have thrown their hats into the ring, taking Blake's offer total up to 12.

Emory Blake of Austin High School in Austin, TX, is one of the best wide receivers in the southwest. His height, speed, body control, football savvy, and proven lineage (father is former NFL QB Jeff Blake) have made him a hot commodity in recruiting. With offers from Oregon, Texas Tech, Arizona, Vanderbilt, East Carolina, SMU, Rice, Northwestern and Houston in hand, three Big 12 powers decide to jump in the race.

"I was just offered by Colorado, Nebraska, and Missouri" said Blake, who has yet to visit any of the three schools.

What are his thoughts on each?

Colorado: "I wasn't expecting Colorado to offer me, so when I got the letter I was excited. They said that I can have every opportunity to come in and play early. I am going to visit them this summer."

Nebraska: "I like Nebraska a lot. They have tradition. They have a great fan base that supports the team. And they seem to like me a lot."

Missouri: "I love their spread offense. I think I fit their scheme. The way they split the running backs out to play receiver and motion the receivers in to play running back is cool. I feel that I can contribute and make plays in that offense.

Now up to twelve offers, Blake is in no rush to make a decision.

"I want to take it slow. I am close to more offers and they will have to be factored into my decision."

Blake said he is waiting on Florida, Notre Dame, and the home-town Texas Longhorns to pull the trigger. Blake has already taken multiple trips up to the UT campus to meet with the coaching staff, but he's still without an offer from the Horns.

Despite playing in only five games last season, Blake put up 1,000 all-purpose yards and seven touchdowns.


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