Austin, Texas wide receiver Fred Strong has begun to pick up the scholarship offers many have expected him to have.
“It was like, ‘wow I’m from the central Texas area,’” the 6-foot-3, 188-pound Strong said. “There are so many great receiver prospects; (George) Walker, (Jordan) Shipley, (Nathan) Jones and they’ve all committed to Texas. And I’m like ‘They’re coming after me now.’ The offers are starting to pour in. It’s been a lot of fun.”
The latest offers to come in for Strong include the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Colorado Buffaloes. The two latest offers join Oklahoma and TCU with scholarship offers on the table.
“Just last week, Oklahoma State and Colorado sent me offers,” he said. “LSU and Texas A&M have acted very interested recently and have indicated offers will be coming from them. Also, Baylor called and they were talking about offering me.”
Despite the new offers, Strong does not have a favorite among the schools.
“I am wide open. I want to hear what they all have to say. I don’t want any school to think I’m looking at one school over the other. It’s open.”
Strong has been enjoying the phone calls this month from college coaches.
“Not one of them has really stuck out. It has been surprising. All of them have been exciting to talk to. I’ve enjoyed talking to all of the coaches that have called. It’s been good to visit with them. It’s been real special.”
Strong plans to attend several summer camps in June but will only make a decision if one school fits what he’s looking for.
“I’m going to the Texas camp on June 1. Then Oklahoma’s camp on June 2 through June 4. TCU has a camp I want to get to on June 6 and I think A&M’s camp is on June 14. I’m going to these to see the school and learn some football stuff too. I don’t have my mind set to have a decision finalized before school or anything, but if one school fits my list of things, then I’ll go ahead.
“I’m looking for a place that I can go to and feel like I’m at home. I want a place that I can trust the people; the coaches and the players. I want it to be a good atmosphere. I’m going to be there for four years of my life, so, I want it to be like a family for me.”