Corey Avery turned heads as a sophomore running back at Dallas (Texas) Carter, enough so that coaches from West Virginia have already let him know he has an offer waiting for him in Morgantown.
As a junior in 2012, Avery is once again turning heads. He has already surpassed his sophomore numbers with 94 carries for 576 yards and 9 TDs on the ground, but he is also showing off his great versatility. At receiver, he is Carter's second leading receiver with 14 receptions for 220 yards and 3 TDs, he also returns kicks, and is logging significant minutes in the Carter secondary.
"I'm everywhere. I'm playing halfback, slot, safety. It's pretty fun to be out there," Avery said. "Running back will always be no. 1. My coaches, they just decided if they could get me on the field I could make big plays."
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In addition to his role at Carter increasing, The 5-11, 185-pound standout has also seen the college attention increase. Baylor and Arizona are two programs who have shown significant attention, and he thinks one of those teams could be the next to pull the trigger on an offer.
"Baylor seems like they're getting close," Avery said.
The interest from the Bears seems to be paying off, as the standout running back plans to head to Baylor very soon for his first unofficial visit of the fall.
"I'm going to the next Baylor home game I believe," Avery said
It is still early in his recruitment, and he is still navigating his way through the process, but four schools have caught his eye.
"Texas, Baylor, Oklahoma, and OSU," Avery said.