May 16, 2013

Avery will visit Baylor

Corey Avery likely would have been one month into holding his Baylor offer had it not been for a schedule conflict.

The Dallas Carter 3-star athlete was ready to go watch Baylor's April 6 spring scrimmage but plans fell through because his parents had some last-minute changes. So the trip to Waco had to wait. But Baylor never changed course. On Monday, Avery received his offer.

"I've been talking with Baylor for about a month and a half, and I know how interested they are in me,'' Avery said. "I got the offer from coach [Jeff Lebby] after practice. They like my vision and explosiveness and ability to make plays.''

But then everybody who has offered - Ohio State, LSU, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, West Virginia and North Texas - has said the same thing. Avery (5-11, 201) presents possibilities in the secondary, running back, slot receiver and the return game.

Avery, who will be a three-year starter this fall, turned into the Cowboys' most versatile offensive player in 2012 accounting for 19 offensive touchdowns, 839 receiving yards and 395 receiving yards including a 98-yard reception against South Dallas rival Kimball. It's on defense where he has yet to make the deep impression.

"A lot of people really haven't seen me play defense because there's not a lot on my film,'' he said.

He might be one of those players who just loves to return punts and kicks. Last year, he had several big returns highlighted by a 70-yard punt return for a touchdown against Dallas Molina.

"All I do is just see the holes, and then I want to see the end zone,'' Avery said. "I wait for them to develop. When they do, I just blow through them and do what I do.''

What Baylor would like for him to do is to make good on his intention to visit at his first opportunity. He said he plans on either going to Waco for either the June 2 or June 9 camps or on an unofficial visit.

Ohio State is his early leader, but he's not close to making a decision. It's likely that the commitment decision will probably go deeper into the summer. Baylor definitely remains in consideration.

"I'm trying to get to know more about them,'' he said. "I can play both sides of the ball. It means a lot to me to have this kind of chance. Some people aren't blessed to have what I have. I'm lucky.''




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