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Billingsley has 4 offers, expects more

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As of Friday, junior center Bobby Billingsley of Memphis (Tenn.) East claimed four offers, but he is optimistic that is only the start.
"I think I'll be getting at least eight more this spring or summer," Billingsley told Rivals.com.
From whom might some of those offers come?
"I think Missouri, N.C. State, Purdue, Mississippi State, South Carolina, North Carolina and maybe Clemson," Billingsley said.
So far, Arkansas State, Illinois, Memphis and Ole Miss have offered, Billingsley said. Asked if he had any leaders, Billingsley replied, "No sir."
According to Billingsley, two Southeastern Conference programs seem to be showing the most interest.
"It's probably Ole Miss and Mississippi State," he said. "I talk to the coaches every day .Ole Miss is telling me they want me to come down there. They feel like I'm a good fit for their offense. They're telling me they like what I do. They say I've got good footwork and I'm able to get to the next level. That's what they like their offensive linemen to do. Mississippi State wants me to come down for their junior day on March 31 so they can get a good eye on me - make sure I'm actually my height. Some guys lie about that."
Thus far, Billingsley has visited Memphis and Ole Miss. Of the two, he said the trip to Oxford stood out because of "the family atmosphere down there."
Besides his upcoming trip to Starkville, Billingsley also plans to visit Arkansas on April 21 and attend the Alabama spring game.
In 2011, the 6-feet-2, 275-pound Billingsley was a key blocker for four-star running back Brian Kimbrow. He played guard last season, but will shift to center in 2012. He thinks it will be a smooth transition.
"It's really just snapping the ball," Billingsley said. "And I'm a good snapper overall. I just need to get a little quicker with my snaps."
Keith Niebuhr can be reached at Keithrivals@yahoo.com. You can follow him on Twitter @KeithRIVALS.
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