Monday, July 22, 2013
2015 WR talks TAMU camp, TCU offer
By Damon Sayles
Sunday’s Texas A&M camp was a closed session to media members, but as the camp concluded, James Proche II (Dallas/Prime Prep) heard from several people about his play. By Monday morning, the 2015 wide receiver was approached, not only for his camp performance, but also for his biggest offer so far.
For starters, Proche, a 6-foot, 181-pound receiver, picked up his first BCS offer from TCU. The offer is his third overall, as the Horned Frogs joined SMU and Tulsa.
“It’s a blessing; every offer is,” Proche said. “It’s big, more so, because it’s my first BCS offer. TCU is a good program. I don’t know much about them yet, but I’ll be looking into them more.”
The offer comes after those in attendance in College Station on Sunday said Proche put on a show. It’s an impressive showing, considering he’s been battling a nagging hip flexor. Proche said he’s finished with camps and visits for the summer in an effort to rest his body and also prepare for upcoming two-a-day workouts.
“To be honest,” Proche said, “I didn’t think I did as good as I wanted. But from what people said about me, I can accept it.”
“Going into the [Texas A&M] camp, [receivers] Coach [David] Beaty has never seen me play, so I wanted to give them a good first impression. I wanted to show them I’m that elite receiver they can pull the trigger on.”
TCU is currently without a 2015 commit, and Proche said the idea of being the first is intriguing. He added that playing in the Big 12 would give him an opportunity to make a name for himself as a receiver.
“That’d be crazy to go up against Texas. It’s DBU [defensive back university] over there,” Proche said. “Playing Texas Tech would mean playing against another high-scoring offense. Playing in the Big 12 could be good pub for me.”
Proche is coming off a sophomore season where he caught 11 passes for 264 yards and three touchdowns. He established himself as Prime Prep’s big-play threat, averaging 24 yards per catch.