In mid-May Troup, Texas 2015 dual-threat quarterback Blake Lynch made it pretty clear Baylor and Mississippi State were at the top of his list. And that was before he held offers from the two BCS programs.
Since then both schools have stepped forward to offer the 6-2, 190-pound East Texas standout, but there is a bit of a twist.
"Baylor offered me as an athlete and Mississippi State as a quarterback," Lynch said. "I've come to the realization I probably won't play quarterback at Baylor. I know I'll play quarterback at Mississippi State. It really just comes down to which is the better opportunity for me to make bigger plays."
While Baylor offered him as an athlete and he does not know how probable it will be for him to play quarterback at Baylor, the Bears coaching staff has let him know there is a chance.
"They told me I would have the opportunity to play quarterback, but they offered me as an athlete because they know I can play something else," Lynch said.
The possibility of not playing quarterback on the college level is not something Lynch is worried about right now, and as he looks at his two offers not much has changed since initially putting the two programs at the top of his list.
"It's still the same. They're both my top two," Lynch said. "It's kind of even right now."
What is it about Mississippi State and Baylor that has them at the top of his early list?
"Mississippi State I like the coaches a lot," Lynch said. "I like coach Koenning. They run an offense that at the quarterback position is very explosive and they do a lot of things that are hard to game plan for. Baylor, it's close to home and they have an explosive offense. Coach Briles is one of the greatest coaches. I think Baylor's is a very good educational school and it would be a good degree and education when I get out."
This summer Lynch has not attended any camps, but may attend a Mississippi State camp in July. He also plans to visit Baylor in the near future as well as TCU.
In addition to the offers from Baylor and Mississippi State he is receiving interest from TCU, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, and Texas Tech, and while he does have his top two programs he plans to wait a little while before making a college commitment.
"I think I'm going to ride out this year and not make a decision, but definitely before my senior year," Lynch said. "Maybe during the football season this year."