Big Interest for Browning

Pflugerville (Texas) Hendrickson offensive lineman Blake Browning is hearing from programs around the country and will take in some camps this summer...

Pflugerville (Texas) Hendrickson offensive lineman Blake Browning was a big part of the Hawks' offense, and was awarded First Team All-District after the season.

"I feel like my junior season went pretty well. It was my first season playing center, and I think my highlights turned out pretty well," he said.

With 2013 behind him, the 6-foot-1, 275-pound lineman is eager for an even better senior year.

"As a team, I feel like we grew a lot. A lot of our offensive guys have graduated, but I'm looking forward to seeing what we grow to be next year. We've all grown up together and we are finally get the chance to play together at the varsity level," he said.

Browning has caught the attention of a number of programs and is looking forward to checking out a few schools over the next few months.

"I've been talking to a lot of schools: Indiana, Nebraska, SMU, California, Tulsa, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida State, Iowa State. I was recently invited to Cal's Junior Day, which I will be going to next month.

"I'm not quite sure exactly where I will camp yet, but there are some that I will definitely be going to, like Cal. I'll probably go to Tulsa again and maybe check out some Ivy Leagues, like Harvard, Cornell, and Princeton. They have all reached out to me," he said.

Attention from the Ivys shouldn't come as a surprise, as Browning stresses the importance of getting it done in the classroom.

"I have a 3.67 GPA, I scored an 1890 on the SAT, and I'm in the top ten percent of my class. I'm taking AP courses. I really focus on my academics; that's where I place my priority," he said.

He's being recruited on both sides of the ball (center and defensive tackle) and says he believes he has the versatility to play either.

"At some of the camps I would do half on offense, half on defense. But I will play where the coaches need me; I can play wherever the coach feels I fit best," he said.

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