Blinn wideout likes to play big

After sitting out the 2011 football season due to a close personal loss, Blinn WR Otis Seals (6-5, 210) is back and focused on the future. JCFootball.com spoke to the big, physically gifted wideout recently and he updated us on things and mentioned there is a chance he could leave this summer if a team offers...

"My mom passed away in the spring last year, so I took some time off from things and just got some personal stuff taken care of back home," Seals told JCFootball.com. "I got back here and started working with my teammates and taking classes again and it has really helped me get focused again on what I need to do."

As a freshman in 2012, Seals saw a limited amount of playing time due to the fact that the Bucs were loaded at the receiver position, catching just four passes for 80 yards and a touchdown.

With that in mind, Seals knows he has a lot to prove this spring and hopes to do that once he steps on th field.

"I'm a big receiver and I like to use my size to my advantage," Seals noted. "I can get deep, but I'm probably more of a possession receiver. That's probably the best way to describe me. I have no problem going over the middle and shielding the defensive backs with my body or taking hits because I can always take that punishment.

"I feel like I'm pretty tough over the middle and I will do what I can to help my team keep the chains moving."

This offseason Seals has been hard at work in the weight room, trying to improve his strength and also working on his route-running skills.

"I played quarterback in high school, so I am still working on a lot of the finer points of playing receiver," Seals said. "You can always improve, no matter how much you work on stuff and how long you play.

"We are testing in the weight-room next week and also doing our forties as well, so that'll be the time when I can show how improved I've gotten in those areas."

On the recruiting front, no schools have picked up interest in the big wideout as of yet, but that is probably because he sat out the 2011 season.

"I am actually going to be able to leave this summer if a school likes me enough, so I'm open to that, but if not, I'm ready to come back and have a big season with my team and then hopefully someone gives me a chance after that," Seals said.

Seals was a standout prep at Westide High School in Houston and joined Blinn after he was unable to qualify for a four-year scholarship.

"I could have gone to other schools, but my offensive line coach in high school went to Blinn and he got me sold on coming here," Seals said. "I also liked the fact that they won a National Championship the year before I got here and they always have great teams and players from here always are successful at the next level."

As noted earlier, Seals could leave this summer if the opportunity presents itself and he would have three years to play three if that happened. If he returns and plays at Blinn this fall, he will have two years to play two following the season.

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