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Texas QB the center of attention

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DALLAS - As if the first five offers weren't enough, the Rivals.com Junior Day at Southern Methodist University proved to be very big indeed for one G.J. Kinne. Not only did he get a chance to learn more about recruiting, meet some new people, but he got home to find out a new offer had come.
The 6-foot-3, 195-pound dual-threat signal caller, a member of the Rivals.com pre-evaluation Rivals100, has had quite the past year. His dad, who survived a gunshot wound after a game, is now coaching at Baylor. He's received several new offers and is one quick rising prospect.
Then it got better Saturday night with a new offer from another big program.
"Coach Brent Venables and I talked on the phone, and I have an Oklahoma offer now," Kinne said. "They had been pushing real hard and I liked talking to coach Venables quite a bit. It's great to have an offer from them, but I'm staying pretty open right now."
Kinne said that the junior day experience not only was the last event before an offer, but gave him a chance to learn more about what to expect in the coming months.
"I just wanted a general understanding of the recruiting process," Kinne said. "After seeing all these great players out there, it was great in helping me enjoy this experience that you only get to do once."
As for his summer plans, Kinne says he'll mark down three dates for sure.
"I talked to coach Jay Norvell at Nebraska and they want me to come to the Nebraska QB camp that they have," he said. "I'm also going to try and get into the Elite 11 event and I'd like to make a Texas camp. That's an offer I'd like to have since they are the reigning champions."
Kinne also reiterated that his father's position at Baylor draws some inside family jokes, but he'll make his own decision.
"He wants what's right for me," he said about his father. "He'll go on the recruiting trips. He thinks they can turn the program around and of course he wants me to be with him, but you never know what could happen with his job years down the line."
"I'll just play this out and keep everybody even."
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