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Dallas (Texas) Prime Prep wide receiver James Proche has attracted offers from Colorado State, TCU, Tulsa and SMU, and over the weekend he was in Austin to check out the Texas program.
"Today was very eye-opening," Proche said Saturday following the Texas junior day. "Texas, the previous coaching staff with coach (Darrell) Wyatt, he was a more hyped-up coach, which I liked. Coach (Les) Koenning, he's more laid-back, which I can adapt to because I can be compatible with both. I really like coach Koenning."
Proche enjoyed much of the day, but there were a couple of aspects of the visit which caught his attention more than the others.
"The weight room and the academic advisors," Proche said. "They seem like they really want to help you succeed. I want to graduate in three and a half years with chemical engineering and see how far that can take me. I feel like if I come here I could succeed in that field."
The Longhorns also let him know where Proche stood at this point in the evaluation process.
"Coach Koenning said receivers have offers from the previous coaching staff, but they're going to offer two or three receivers from this coaching staff," Proche said. "He said I'd probably have to wait until spring or camp and most likely in the future I'll have it."
He admits an offer from the Longhorns would put them near the top of his list.
"Growing up Texas was my favorite school," Proche said. "That was the first college football game I ever watched, so if I get that offer it would put them high on the list."
In addition to his offers and Texas, Proche is receiving significant attention from LSU, Baylor and Oklahoma.
When it comes to a decision, the standout receiver is taking his time at the moment, but he does have a plan.
"No favorites," Proche said. "I'll make a list before my senior year and I plan on making my commitment my first home game of my senior year."
Jason Howell is the Midlands Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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