It didn't take long for offers to start coming for Plano (Texas) West defensive end Ben Bass. Three written offers and countless amounts of mail have flooded his box as of late and it's still just February.
At 6-foot-4, 257 pounds, Bass possesses the ability to play both off the edge at the defensive end spot or tight end on the next level. He even is catching looks for the offensive line. Regardless, Bass is just excited about his first three offers and where the road turns next.
"I think they're fine schools," Bass said. "Colorado went to the Big 12 championship, but all three of them would be great schools to go to and look into."
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According to Bass, the list of interested schools is long. Texas, Texas A&M, Florida, Florida State, Notre Dame, Alabama, Oklahoma, UCLA, Virginia, and North Carolina are all showing a lot of interest.
Growing up, Bass said he followed schools closer to home.
"I really watched a lot of OU and Texas since I was a kid," Bass said. "I guess that's what surprised me. At the beginning, I was kind of shocked by all of this. Nothing like this has ever happened to me so I'm trying to take it all in slowly."
Bass says he's starting to formulate his plans for this summer.
"I'd like to go to Texas A&M, Texas for camps and the LSU junior day if I can get to all of them," he said. "I'd like to see as much as I can because I'm either going to commit at the end of the summer or right before the season starts in the fall."
"The only thing that matters is getting to the state championship. This year we fell short and our coaches have been hammering it through us that it's not acceptable."
Just because football is not going yet, Bass has a rigorous off-season schedule doing weight training, agility drills, and breaking down film. His hard work is just another step towards the next level and a great senior season.
As for his latest offers, Bass says that while he's taking it slow, he was surprised by one school.
"I was a bit surprised by the Ole Miss offer, because this was only the fifth or sixth time I had received anything from them," he said. "Colorado and Oklahoma State had been sending a lot of stuff already."