Friday, April 5, 2013
Versatile RB talks Texas Tech offer
By Damon Sayles
Running back Corey Avery (Dallas/Carter) is the first to admit he has an appreciation for the SEC. The best part about his recruiting process, however, is that because he’s still without an SEC offer, he can research other programs in other conferences.
Avery’s first two offers are from Big 12 schools. His first offer was from West Virginia, and on Thursday, the 5-foot-11, 188-pound athlete picked up an offer from Texas Tech. Per his head coach, Patrick Williams, Avery was offered not by an assistant coach but by head coach Kliff Kingsbury.
“I was very excited about the offer,” Avery said, “but I really don’t know much about Tech. I’m going to do my research on them.”
Avery said Tech’s head coach personally extending the offer holds a lot of weight with him. Wherever Avery ends up, he is expected to be a versatile contributor on offense. He finished his junior year with a team-high 20 touchdowns. He rushed for 839 yards and 13, caught 25 passes for 395 yards and six touchdowns and also returned a punt 70 yards for a score.
Avery said he is comfortable playing running back, receiver, punt returner and kickoff returner. He also said he can play safety on defense.