Cypress (Texas) Springs tight end Amos Gbunblee might have a hard last name to spell and pronounce, but the college coaches are quickly learning how to get it right because there might not be a star soaring through the Lone Star State as quickly as the 6-foot-4, 237-pound prospect.
Gbunblee has written offers from Texas A&M, Baylor, Wisconsin, Missouri, Minnesota, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Pittsburgh and Colorado, but for some reason people haven’t talked much about me.
“Texas A&M was the latest one,” Gbunblee said. “I went up there to their camp, the coaches talked to me and then I got an offer a little while back. But I’m not one to brag or talk too much about myself. It’s tough to talk about yourself.”
But what the coaches are seeing is a prospect that is just learning how to play the position, but has some amazing athletic ability to go along with his 4.6-second time in the 40-yard dash and a 2 minute, 2 second time in the 800 meters.
“I started out at defensive end,” he said. “They just threw me out there and told me what to play. But there is just something about football that I love. It’s being around the players and working hard as a team is probably the biggest thing that I love.”
Gbunblee’s main focus now is on his senior season. He does think about recruiting some, but listening to him talk about it, it’s clear that he’s about as wide open as he can be.
“If I stay in state, obviously it would be at A&M,” Gbunblee said.
“I don’t know, though. I don’t have a dream college or anything like that. I don’t know much about any of these teams. There is no question that I’m going to wait until the end of the season. I’m kind of interested in playing up North. The school that comes to my mind is Pittsburgh and Colorado. Both have offered me. I’m also thinking about Missouri and Kansas, too.
“Wow, I guess I am pretty wide open.”