COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Abilene (Texas) receiver Lyle Leong has the advantage of a strong quarterback to receive passes from but it's his talent that has him out of the shadows and in the offered category.
Several weeks ago, the 6-foot-2, 175-pound Leong received his first offer from Texas Tech and this weekend joined his team for the Fox Sports Net Southwest 7-on-7 state tournament hoping to raise his own stock while helping his team.
"It's all about coming together and this has helped us do that," Leong said. "To do that, we all try to hang out and look for each other in everything we do. When we push each other, we'll be ready when the season comes."
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Texas Tech isn't the only school on the interest list. Baylor, Georgia Tech, and SMU are a few others on the list. Whoever offers next will have some competition for being the most special.
"It happened about two weeks ago," Leong said. "I was really excited when my dad called me. I was at a basketball tournament and I kept telling him to stop kidding me about something like this."
"It felt so great."
The great feelings stayed the same when Abilene was one of the final four teams in the 7-on-7 tournament before losing to Colleyville (Texas) Heritage in the consolation match.
With Texas Tech being the early favorite, Leong is not getting caught up in offer counting.
"If more offers come that's great, whatever happens, happens," Leong said. "I'm going to go with what's best for me and also going to see how the season goes before I think about decisions."
Leong also attended the TCU and Texas Tech camps this summer.