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Celina star blows up

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Celina, Texas, is home to some of the best football in the entire state of Texas and the entire country. Ever year the program produces winning season after winning season. This year, it's going to be a hot stop because of 6-foot-3, 245-pound defensive end Jamie Blatnick.
After a slow early part of May, things have picked up big time.
"I've gotten calls from SMU, Oklahoma State, Duke, Tulsa, TCU and Texas Tech," Blatnick, who ran a 4.98-second time in the 40-yard dash at the NIKE Camp, said. "I have recently gotten offers from Oklahoma State, Duke, Texas Tech and TCU."
The first to offer was Tech.
"They sent the offer in the mail," Blatnick said. "I was heading home after working out at the high school and my coach called me and told me I better get back up there because it looked like I had gotten an offer in the mail. I turned around right away and it was there for me – a letter from Tech."
Blatnick's interest is at defensive end, which is kind of awkward for him since it's a position he's never played before. He's played exclusively offensive tackle his high school career.
"Most sound like they want me on defense, but it wouldn't matter honestly," he said. "I'm an offensive tackle by trade, but I definitely could play defensive end. I know what the ends can do since I know what usually gives me trouble."
Blatnick said all of the teams are even at this point, and he plans to hit some summer camps, including Oklahoma State's one-day stop in Richardson, Texas, today.
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