Amani Bledsoe's three scholarship offers hold allure. There's no disputing that. The Lawrence (Kan.) High School defensive end is flattered by invites from Oklahoma State, Kansas and N.C. State. Really, he is. It's just that even Bledsoe, humble as he is, doesn't imagine his college choices will stop at three.
The writing is on the wall. Plenty of other coaching staffs are already sniffing around the class of 2016 prospect. They have been for a while. Now it seems it's only a matter of time until something else shakes.
"Kansas State wants to offer I heard," Bledsoe said. "K-State and Texas Tech are close to offering I think."
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Bledsoe, who plays tackle in addition to defensive end in high school, is exclusively being recruited to on defense. His position at the next level is the only things that seems certain for the time being, though. He names no favorites in the process and isn't even certain of his upcoming visit schedule.
"I'm just looking around," he said. "All the schools, they're all neutral. KU wants me to go check out some practices, so I might do that. Some schools want me to go to a game during the season. I'm not sure right now which ones I'm going to go to."
Even when speaking about what he wants in a college, Bledsoe doesn't speak with much conviction. He is the definition of a prospect just dipping his toe in the recruiting water. Opinions will form in time and things will take shape from there.
For now, though, the 6-foot-5 lineman is well versed in the art of the verbal shoulder shrug. He's working on his own timetable.
"I don't really know exactly what I want yet, but my major is going to be pre-med, so I think wherever I go will have to have some kind of pre-med program," he said.
The top 2016 prospect in the state of Kansas, Bledsoe is the No. 13 strongside defensive end in the class of 2016. He relocated from Wichita, Kan. to Lawrence just prior to starting high school.