Canyons TE prospect mulling over options

He didn't put up big numbers, but that hasn't stopped D-1 programs from offering College of the Canyons TE Randy Horton (6-6, 265). caught up with the big, physically imposing prospect and he updated us on where things stand in recruiting and which schools have his attention this late in the game...

Horton prepped Simi Valley (Ca.) High School and was a non-qualifier, so he headed to the school he felt would give him the best chance at moving on to the next level.

"I didn't get a lot of support in high school from my coach," Horton told "He didn't feel like I could play D-1 football, so I didn't get a lot of guidance on what I needed to do to get qualified.

"I thought Canyons was the place where I could go and where I felt they could help me get to the next level and that's what they've done for me since I'm getting this attention."

Schools from the west have been eying what Horton could do since last spring and he's currently mulling over offers from five schools, although he still hasn't visited any of them at this point.

"I have offers from Boise State, Oregon State, Colorado, Arizona and Nevada," Horton told "I didn't put up big numbers last year, I'm probably more of a blocker, but I can get free and make catches when my number is called.

"I'm looking at setting up a visit to Oregon State and Colorado, so there is a chance I might not sign with a school on February 2nd, but I'd like to do that, so I might need to take a visit during the week."

Horton greyshirted in 2009 and this past season he posted eight catches for 54 yards and one touchdown.

The physically gifted tight end will finish up his AA degree in June and he will have four years to play three wherever he ends up.

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