Friday, May 10, 2013
2014 WR Zamora talks Baylor, recruiting
By Sam Khan Jr.
If you were to search the Houston area's receiving leaders for 2012, Ishmael Zamora's name isn't easy to find.
That hasn't stopped college coaches from finding the Houston Elsik 2014 receiver, though.
While he doesn't have eye-popping stats, in part because of the run-heavy offense he plays in, Zamora is discovering that schools are noticing his talent anyway.
The 6-foot-4, 201-pound prospect has six offers to date, with the latest one coming from Baylor. It was Zamora's first Big 12 offer and his second offer from one of the power conferences (Utah, out of the Pac-12, offered him earlier this spring).
Baylor receivers coach Kendal Briles swung by Elsik to evaluate Zamora on Thursday and offer the junior shortly thereafter.
"I'm really excited," Zamora said. "I like their offense and they've put out some good receivers."
Colorado State, Houston, Northern Colorado, SMU and Utah are the others that have offered, and Briles wasn't alone at practice. Zamora said coaches from Houston and North Texas were present at practice on Thursday also.
Houston and Colorado State offered Zamora last week. Zamora said he has built a good relationship with Utah safeties coach Morgan Scalley and is also getting to know SMU receivers coachJason Phillips.
Zamora is also a track standout and is heading to the Texas Class 5A state championship meet this weekend in Austin, Texas. He qualified for the meet in three events: the 110-meter hurdles, the 300-meter hurdles and the long jump.
Overall, Zamora's looking for a place where he can feel relaxed.
"I just want a school that makes me feel like I'm at home," he said. "Somewhere I can feel comfortable, because when I feel comfortable, I perform well. I don't care about the distance, but somewhere I can be relaxed and keep my mind focused."