Texas WR/S offered by Mike Leach

THERE WAS A time when 2013 prospect Ty Slanina was 100 percent sure where he was headed for college. He verballed to Mike Sherman and Texas A&M -- before the 2012 class had signed. But then Sherman was fired and his offer was pulled by new coach Kevin Sumlin. Now back on the market, Mike Leach has extended a scholarship to the 4-star rated prospect out of East Bernard, Texas.

Several teams have picked up interest in Ty Slanina and he's now up to three offers -- Washington State, Houson and Texas Tech.

More schools are likely to follow with interest coming from TCU, Mississippi State, LSU, Notre Dame, Stanford, Georgia Tech and Oklahoma State among many others.

"Texas Tech offered me as a slot receiver and wildcat quarterback, TCU is showing strong interest, March 3rd I'll be going over to Stanford, Washington State coach Mike Leach offered me, U of H (Houston) offered, Mississippi State is planning on offering me at receiver," Slanina said.

Most schools are still unsure which side of the ball Slanina fits best. Some are recruiting him as a receiver while others see him as a defensive back. For the 6-foot-1, 185-pounder, he hopes to continue making plays on offense.

"I'd like to play inside receiver. I love scoring, I like making big plays. I feel like on offense you have more opportunities to make big plays," Slanina said.

Slanina has junior day invites to Georgia Tech, LSU, Oklahoma State, Stanford and TCU in the coming weeks. He plans to hit TCU later this month on the 25th. The Frogs have a few ideas on where they feel he fits in best.

"I'm going to TCU on the 25th, Coach Patterson told Coach Glasgow that they're very interested. I went down to a combine last summer and they seemed like they liked me a lot and I like them a lot also," Slanina said. "They told me my freshman year I would play slot receiver and safety and they would figure out which one I'm better at and then keep me at that position."

Chad Glasgow is recruiting Slanina and the relationship goes back nearly two years. Aside from TCU's recent success, there is plenty to like about the program Slanina says.

"I know that they have a great coaching staff that's for sure. I also heard they're big time on academics and it's a really nice campus," Slanina answered on why he likes the Frogs. "Going to the Big 12 is definitely a plus. One of my good friends just signed with TCU, Joey Hunt. We played baseball together. He'll send me a Facebook message every now and then telling me to get over there to Ft. Worth. He was pretty excited that I'm coming over there for a junior day."

As Slanina continues to garner more interest, one could wonder if the Aggies are still in the picture. However, Slanina is quick to point out that the idea of playing in College Station is no longer under consideration.

"I've dropped all conversations with A&M, they said they may come re-evaluate me for inside receiver but I won't be interested in them because of pulling my offer and how they did it," Slanina said.

If Slanina learned anything from his experience with A&M, it's to thoroughly weigh all of his options. Therefore, he likely won't make a decision until later in the process.

"Since the A&M stuff I'm kind of deciding to wait until my senior year sometime," Slanina said of when he will likely make a decision. "I'm going to open up to a bunch of schools this year and once I get to my senior year I'm going to narrow everything down. And probably make a decision my senior year."

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