June 6, 2008

Top wideout might visit

Even though Texas Tech has already taken one receiver in this year's class, they would likely take another if they could snag a true playmaker. One person who fits the bill is Austin native and four-star prospect Emory Blake.

Because he is the son of former NFL quarterback Jeff Blake, the talented wide receiver has never really been under the radar, but after a solid spring, we could be seeing the beginning of his emergence as a true national recruit.

"It's been going very well," said the articulate senior-to-be of the recruiting process. "We just finished up spring ball, so things have at least slowed down a little bit."

With several schools coming by to see him over the last few weeks, Blake has indeed been a busy man, and he hasn't come away empty handed.

"I've got some new offers that I'm not sure anyone really knows about," said Blake. "The new ones are Missouri, Nebraska, Colorado, and UTEP. Those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head."

Though he's been listening intently to schools' pitches for almost a year now, the standout prospect says he still doesn't have any favorites.

"I don't really have any favorites right now," he said. "I know I want to take my officials, but I have no idea where I want to take them to. I'm still talking to every school that's offered me, and I'm going to continue to do that until I'm comfortable enough to choose. I've started to narrow it down a little bit, because you can't take 15 official visits, but I'm still not really sure where that's at right now."

Having already visited LSU in the spring, Blake says he will make it out to two campuses for sure this summer, and there is a chance he might make it to a third.

"I'm going to go to the Texas camp this Sunday and then USC on the 25th and 26th of June," he said. "I might go to some others too, but I don't know for sure. If I went to anywhere else it would probably be Texas Tech. I've talked to the coaches about it and I really want to see the campus and meet all the coaches, so we'll see."

Wherever his summer itinerary takes him, Blake knows one thing- he's out to prove himself.

"I think a lot of schools think that some of the injuries I've had are still affecting me, and I just want to show everyone that they're not hurting my game at all," he said. "I think there's a perception out there that maybe I'm still hurt or not at 100% or something, and I feel like I can go to a few schools this summer and show them what I can really do."

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