With schools from Notre Dame to UCLA pursuing him, Deer Park, Texas, tight end Justin Akers first offer came from Baylor University.
“I had a great time at Baylor’s Junior Day,” he said. “I’m going to go to their one-day camp and will probably get there a day early and see the campus. I don’t really have a favorite yet, and I plan on waiting it out through the process and taking several visits.”
Akers (6-5, 225-pounds) – a 4.1 grade-point-average student – is also receiving interest from Houston. He will be playing seven-on-seven this summer and attending camps, while preparing for his senior season under a new head coach.
“Our new coach has more of a running philosophy than last year,” he said. “I have a feeling that I will be doing more run-blocking next year. I like to catch the ball, but I think our team will be better next season, which will be worth it.”