May 27, 2008

Valencia adds in-state offer, gains interest

Missouri City (TX) Hightower safety Colton Valencia has had a productive spring in more ways than one. He has seen his offer count rise, along with interest from several major programs. He has also had a bit of a growth spurt that has helped in his recruitment.

At the Houston Five-Star Academy in January, Valencia measured in at 5-foot-8 and 176 pounds. It had some people wondering if his college position would be cornerback. However, Valencia says that has changed.

"All schools are looking at me at safety," he said. "People just say I can cover like a corner but I'm not a cornerback. I was a little smaller before and I think people assumed that I would prefer to play corner but that wasn't the case. I'm right at 5-foot-10 and 189 pounds now."

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