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Texas WR wants his hands on the ball

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Irving (Texas) wide receiver Adron Tennell, who was just given a four-star ranking by Rivals.com, has the offers and interest to live up to that ranking.
Now his recruiting is taking off in a big way and his coach Jim Bennett says that Tennell is not going to rush things when it comes to a big decision like a college choice. There is one important factor pushing the 6-foot-5, 200-pound athlete.
"He just wants a school that can get him the football," Bennett said about his star receiver. "Oklahoma State and Texas Tech are the schools that he has mentioned to me and I think that is because he likes how they put the ball in the air."
Bennett says that even though he doesn't get a chance to compare his players to the national landscape of talent, he would put Tennell up there against the best.
The important thing in the upcoming season is to find a way to get his star the ball.
"It's fun having a player of his caliber, but you need to find a way to get him the ball and get it there a lot," Bennett said. "It's important because you want to take the load off the running backs. We're trying to find a guy right now that can get him that ball."
As for Tennell's recruitment, the focus in the upcoming months will be to take trips with one under his belt already in Texas Tech. Bennett explains that this process will be one where Tennell and his family evaluate very carefully all the schools that offer him a chance to perform.
"I think he and his parents want to take trips to see where he would be the most comfortable," Bennett said. "Most kids have seen a list of colleges already before they're even a junior, but he hasn't so I think it's important for him to get out there."
"I don't think he's locked in to staying in-state, but I'll think he'll go with whoever can get the ball in his hands."
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