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Decision on hold for Andrew Billings

8/30/2012

The father of four-star offensive lineman/defensive lineman Andrew Billings (Waco, Texas) has said the proposed Sept. 1 deadline for his son to commit will be moved back in an effort to further analyze his top five schools.

Anthony Billings said his son is still weighing offers from Texas, Baylor, TCU, SMU and Mississippi State, and no school has emerged as a front-runner. Currently, Andrew Billings, a 6-foot-1½, 312-pound two-way prospect, is preparing for Waco’s season opener Saturday against Manor, Texas.

“He wants to focus on getting ready for the upcoming games,” the elder Billings said, referring to Waco’s forthcoming opponents Manor and Copperas Cove, Texas. “He has also decided to attend some college games.”

Anthony Billings said Andrew will set some college dates for upcoming home games, but no scheduled games have been established. Anthony added that no set commitment date has been established, as his son will make his team and the season priority No. 1.

Whichever school gets Andrew’s pledge will receive an incredibly strong player who can effectively play the guard spot on offense and the tackle spot on defense. A defending state powerlifting champion, Andrew bench presses 475 pounds and squats 700.

Andrew has been to all five schools for either an unofficial visit or a football camp. Anthony said Texas is recruiting his son primarily as a guard, and the other schools are looking at him on the defensive side but also are open to him playing on the offensive line.

“He’s told people he’d like to play defense, but he’ll play either one,” Anthony said of Andrew. “He understands that he’ll get to compete on either side of the ball. He’s not disillusioned about that.”