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Multiple Schools Showing Interest in Carthage Junior Tee Goree

Carthage’s Tee Goree scores on a touchdown pass from Blake Bogenschutz during a 38-21 home win against Lindale in September. (Bud Worley,

Carthage returns 10 of 11 offensive starters for the 2013 season. Tee Goree is among the Bulldogs’ biggest impact players.

The 6-foot-2, 170-pound receiver’s junior campaign has caught the attention of college programs. Goree told on Thursday that Oklahoma and Texas Tech have both been in Carthage recently showing interest in him. Goree said Sooners co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell and Red Raiders safeties coach/special teams coordinator Trey Haverty stopped by.

Goree added that Texas State and Houston Baptist have both expressed interest as well.

Goree had a breakout junior season, catching 66 passes for 1,261 yards and 17 touchdowns. Those three totals rank third, second, and second, respectively, in single-season school history.

Quarterback Blake Bogenschutz will have his top four pass-catchers back in 2013: Goree, receiver Okeeron Rutherford, running back Tevin Pipkin, and receiver Kolby Blissett. Rutherford, a 6-foot-5, 180-pound red-zone mismatch, caught 43 passes for 599 yards and eight scores, while Pipkin had 28 catches for 338 yards and one touchdown. Blissett caught 21 passes for 382 yards and nine touchdowns.

Goree, Rutherford, and Blissett caught two touchdowns apiece when Bogenschutz tied the single-game school record for touchdown passes with six in Carthage’s early October 54-14 win at Rusk.

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