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Troup 2015 QB Blake Lynch Talks Mississippi State Junior Day Visit + Alabama Invitation

Troup’s Blake Lynch scrambles during the Tigers’ 26-22 home win over Jefferson on Oct. 13. (Christopher Vinn, ETSN.fm)

In less than a week, Blake Lynch has become a hot commodity.

Troup’s sophomore quarterback received junior day invitations to Mississippi State and Texas Tech last week. On his way back from Saturday’s Mississippi State junior day, Lynch received an invitation to an Alabama junior day March 9 or March 16, whichever he could attend.

In other words, it was an exciting weekend for the 6-foot-3, 195-pounder.

ETSN.fm caught up with Lynch via text and email over the weekend, which was obviously a busy one for Lynch.

“The trip to Starkville was great. I liked it a lot,” Lynch said. “MSU had great facilities and coaches. I wouldn’t mind going back. The coaching staff basically told me I was one of the top 2015 quarterbacks in the country and they are very interested in me playing quarterback for them in the future.”

Lynch is being recruited as a quarterback or receiver, but could potentially see attention as a safety, too.

Hearing from the program that has won three of the last four national championships was a thrill, he said.

“It was really exciting to hear from them,” said Lynch, who led Troup to a 9-2 record and Class 2A Division I Region III first-round playoff appearance. “They are a top college team year after year and I’m happy to hear from them.”

Lynch said he’s not sure if he’ll be able to attend an Alabama junior day because of the distance.

The recruiting process is still in the extremely early stages for the 2015 prospect, but he already has an idea of what will drive his decision when he eventually chooses a school.

“I look at the dedication the coaches and players have towards improving. I look at how the coaches interact with the kids and the discipline they demand,” Lynch said. “The conference doesn’t really matter to me. I will play wherever I get an offer from and work hard towards making that program better. … I will play any position my team needs me to.”

The Tech invitation is for April 20, the same day as the Red Raiders’ spring game, to which Lynch was also invited.

Lynch is part of a 2015 East Texas football class that appears to be another strong one on the heels of the already strong 2014 class. Gladewater defensive tackle Daylon Mack (6-2, 297) holds offers from Oklahoma, SMU, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech, while Whitehouse safety Justin Dunning (6-4, 200) was invited to this past weekend’s Mississippi State junior day — though he couldn’t attend — plus two spring games: Texas on March 30 and Texas Tech on April 20. Dunning has also been invited to the Rivals/UnderArmour camp in Cedar Hill on March 17.

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