July 12, 2012

Texas LB enjoys visit, seeks offer

Texas linebacker Keree Renchie was already coming to Indianapolis to watch a cousin play in the adidas Invitational AAU tournament, so traveling another hour north seemed like a no-brainer.

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound three-star prospect was at Purdue on Wednesday.

"It went well," he said afterward. "I saw a lot of things and got a real feel for the school. I saw all that they had to offer me. I met a couple of the players from Texas, and was able to ask them questions. And I talked to all the coaches; Coach (Danny) Hope was a cool guy, I could see how I could have a good relationship with him."

What Renchie, a senior-to-be at Elkins High School in Missouri City, Texas, doesn't yet have is an offer, but that might only be a formality. Renchie says Purdue defensive coordinator Tim Tibesar, and his recruiting coach, Patrick Higgins, have seen his game film, but due to an unknown circumstance, it never got to Hope.

"Coach Hope said 'Man, all we need is film on you, and you for sure, 100-percent (are) going to get that offer,'" he said. "So I'm going to get that out to him (Thursday)."

Renchie, who has offers from Arkansas, Colorado, Texas Tech and Tulsa, says an offer from the Boilermakers would mean a lot.

"I felt comfortable in that environment," he said. "I felt like the school fit me. It's a college town, I like it."

Renchie plays outside 'backer for Elkins, and that's where he's being recruited, but also has experience at running back. At both positions, he says he can use what he feels are his greatest strengths.

"I play fast, physical," he said when asked to describe his style. "I'm an in-your-face-kind of player, a sort of safety/linebacker. I can play offense and defense but I prefer defense. Speed is one of my strengths."

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