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Houston LB picking up offers

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The Woodlands (Texas) linebacker Garrett Hope was impressive at the Houston NIKE Football Training Camp this summer, taking home MVP honors for his position.
Now, colleges are taking notice as well. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound defender currently holds half a dozen offers.
"I have six offers now," Hope said. "New Mexico State, Texas State, UTEP, Southeastern Louisiana, Lamar and McNeese are the ones that have offered. I think Lamar and McNeese offered a long time ago but I just recently found out about them.
"New Mexico State, I called them the other day and they offered me. New Mexico State has not sent me one letter so that came out of the blue. My coach told me to call them because I guess they had called him. I ended up calling them and they said they had an offer for me."
In addition to the NIKE Camp, Hope had a busy summer. He made quite a few campus visits.
"I went to Oklahoma's camp and I got to look at the campus then," he said. "I already know all about OU though. I went to Rice's camp and got to see their campus. I stopped by Florida State on my way to a baseball tournament and Mississippi State."
Hope feels a few more schools could be close to adding to his offer total.
"Oklahoma said they have me in their top three linebackers right now," he said. "Houston seems like they could be close to offering me. Arkansas and Iowa State possibly could too. Baylor also emailed me today and said they'd be watching me closely this fall."
Hope admits that a pair of schools currently stands out to him but says he is in no rush to make a decision.
"My top two would be Oklahoma and Arkansas," he said. "I don't plan to commit any time soon though. I'm going to wait until February. I just want to see what all comes my way."
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