The state of Texas is loaded at the big receiver position and the Texas Longhorns are taking a close look at just about all of them. On Saturday, February 28, the Longhorns will host their second junior day and many of the top receiver prospects in the state will be on hand.
One of the top pass catchers in attendance will be The Oakridge School's (Arlington, TX) Ross Apo. Apo has been on the radar for a handful of college programs since his sophomore season in which he hauled in 27 passes for over 300 yards as a tall wide receiver.
Apo backed up his productive 2007 campaign with an impressive junior season catching 37 passes for 764 yards and 11 touchdowns and the junior day invites and scholarship offers have followed.
"I've been to a few junior days. I went to OU (January 24). I just got back from Tulsa today and I'm going to Texas this weekend," Apo said. "Right now, I have offers from BYU, Tulsa, Nebraska and Oklahoma State. Texas might and that's why I'm going down there. My dad talked to a Texas coach (Bruce Chambers) and they are interested," Apo added.
While Apo is in the early stages of the process, two schools stand out.
"I like BYU a lot because I know the coaches and have been there so many times. I'm Mormon, so I've been up there a few times. I went to camp at BYU last summer. I really like OU too. I'm waiting to see what is going to happen with them," Apo said.
While the Arlington area prospect wants to go through the official visit process before making a decision, he has already zeroed in on what will be key factors in his decision.
"The first thing I'm looking at is where a school fits in academically. I want to major in sports management. It will be a lot of school, but that is what I want to do. I'm also going to take a look at the facilities and other stuff like that," Apo said.
Apo joins an impressive group of wide outs headed to Austin on Saturday. The list includes Demarco Cobbs of Tulsa Central, Chris Hawkins of Channelview, Deandrew White of North Shore and Eddie Johnson of Midlothian.