COLLEGE STATION, Texas – It's been well documented that Tyler Lee receiver Jacob Amie had an impressive resume of scholarship offers, but he had kind of pushed recruiting to the backburner during the summer months to focus on his team's camps and preparing for Friday's Texas 7-on-7 State Championship at Texas A&M.
That preparation paid off as few had a more impressive first day than Amie.
Amie, who's grown even more since February's Rivals.com Junior Day and is now 6-foot-4 and 224 pounds, made big play after big play for the Rebels.
After dropping a first game against Stephenville, Amie turned his game on and helped Lee beat Pearland and Midlothian. He had several circus catches and turned several short gains into touchdowns after he faked out defenders.
"I'm more of a possession receiver," Amie said. "I use my size to shield off the defender. I'm pretty fast, I run a 4.5 and they really don't know how fast I am. I'd say I have deceptive speed.
"It's wonderful to play at a school like Lee. We have great coaches. Without the coaches we wouldn't be half as good. We've got a lot of good players, but we wouldn't improve without the coaches. With them we'd not be nearly as talented as we are."
Plenty of coaches think that Amie is already talented enough.
He said he has offers from Tech, Nebraska, Missouri, A&M, Baylor, Kansas State, Oklahoma State and Colorado. And even though he's not totally focused on recruiting, he admits two schools standout above the rest.
"Really my favorites are Tech and Nebraska," he said. "I like Tech because they pass the ball a lot, and I like their offensive scheme. Nebraska excites me because they run the West Coast offense and it's the type of offense that's more familiar with what they do in the NFL."
Does one school hold the edge over the other?
"I'd probably say Nebraska right now," Amie said. Coach Randy Jordan is recruiting me. He played for the Raiders and I like hearing about that. I'm going to make my decision sometime before the season."