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Tuesday, June 11, 2013
RB Corey Avery has top two

By Damon Sayles

Running back Corey Avery (Dallas/Carter) has watched his recruiting take the microwave dinner approach. It went from cold to red hot in a short time.

Once a player with a lone West Virginia offer, Avery, a rising senior running back, now holds seven offers and is looking to hit double digits soon. Baylor is the latest school to offer, but he also has scholarships from Texas Tech, Nebraska and Oklahoma State, among others.

A 5-foot-10, 190-pound running back, Avery still has some time to make a decision. While he is grateful of the offers he’s received, Avery said two schools currently are in the lead.

Avery said Ohio State and LSU are his two favorites, but the other schools aren’t far enough behind to where they can’t catch up. Avery was at Texas Tech’s satellite camp in Lancaster, Texas, on Tuesday. He didn’t participate in the camp, but he did stay and watch the entire event.

For now, however, the race for Avery belongs to Ohio State and LSU.

“They’re two of the top schools in college football right now,” Avery said. “Ohio State went undefeated last year, and LSU has always been a good school, a winning school. I don’t think you can go wrong with either one.

“Ohio State has been one of my favorite schools since I was young. I never thought I’d get an offer from them, but I’m very excited about that. With LSU, I’m real excited about that, too. You can’t really do too much better than LSU in the SEC -- maybe Alabama.”

Avery said he’s hoping to shut his recruiting down before the beginning of the 2013 season. The winning school will get a dynamic, versatile back who can run and catch out the backfield. Avery rushed for 839 yards and 13 touchdowns and also caught 25 passes for 395 yards and six touchdowns as a junior.

Avery will be with teammates in Cedar Hill, Texas, on Saturday for the second annual Mike Adams Camp of Conquerors 7-on-7 Tournament.