Sunday, December 9, 2012
Recruiting back in focus for OL Billings
By William Wilkerson
The Texas Longhorns only improved their standing with ESPN 300 offensive lineman Andrew Billings (Waco, Texas/Waco) during his official visit to Texas this weekend.
Andrew Billings visited Texas over the weekend, and is choosing among Texas, TCU and Baylor.
“He enjoyed the visit. He enjoyed it,” said Anthony Billings, Andrew’s father. “He got a chance to go to the banquet, watch practice.”
Asked if this weekend improved Texas’ chances with his son, Andrew Billings responded, “Well if I told you that, then I would be in trouble. I can’t see how that could have hurt it. If he didn’t want to go down there, he wouldn’t have gone. It’s real simple. It’s 100 miles.”
Anthony Billings said his son’s three favorite schools are Texas, TCU and Baylor.
“I don’t see that changing,” he said. “We’ve spent too much time with these schools. I don’t see that changing. It’s going to be one of the three. We’ve spent too much time spending time looking at the education programs. That takes too much of our time.”
Billings doesn't have any other official visits or unofficial visits lined up at this point. He has already visited each of his top three.
Billings will play in the Offense-Defense All-American Game in Houston at the end of the month. Anthony Billings said his son will have a decision made well before signing day.
Now that Waco High’s season is over, Billings will be able to focus much more on recruiting. Trying to juggle that and focusing on his team’s needs got to be too much during the season.
“I think it wore on him at first, but when the team [Waco] had lost two games we backed off and focused because he wanted to get to the playoffs,” Anthony Billings said. “So I talked to the coach and told him we were going to do everything we could to insulate him for a while because he wanted to get to the playoffs. And it showed, too.”