May 17, 2011

Westbrook ironing out summer camp schedule

Cameron (Texas) Yoe wide receiver Dede Westbrook has recently struck up a relationship with the coaching staff at Texas Tech, and the 2012 prospect is hoping for an offer sometime this summer.

"I've been talking with Texas Tech for about three weeks now," Westbrook said. "They came and saw me at the state track meet and that kind of surprised me. They haven't offered yet, but I hope that will come soon. I think most of the programs are waiting until they see me in person this summer before making an offer."

Westbrook currently holds an offer from North Texas. He listed Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Baylor, North Texas, and Ole Miss as the programs he's hearing from the most right now. The 5-foot-10, 175-pounder has made plans to attend camps with a few of those programs this summer.

"I'm going to attend a Baylor one-day camp and I'll be at an Oklahoma State camp too," he said. "I'm also planning to attend a camp at Texas Tech, and maybe one with Texas A&M. I might make trips to see some of the other schools, but I haven't made plans for those yet."

Westbrook is being recruited by Texas Tech receivers coach Tommy Mainord, and he's also spent some time in conversation with offensive coordinator Neal Brown.

"I love those guys. They've both been great to talk to and right to the point about everything," he said. "I love their offense and what they've talked about me being able to do in it, and I love the school too. They're high on my list right now."

Westbrook is looking to find a new environment when determining his college destination, and proximity could be a disadvantage to some.

"I'd say I came into my recruitment with Oklahoma State standing out a little. Distance won't be a factor for me because I'm pretty much trying to get away from home," he said. "I don't guess I necessarily have to go out of state, though. Texas is so big that I still have some options in-state that will still introduce me to some new things. I'm wanting to kind of get into something new and different when it comes to the environment I'll go to college in."

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