Offers continue to come in for Brentwood (Tenn.) 2018 offensive tackle Cole Mabry, who added offers from both Indiana and Colorado State late last month, bringing his total up to four.
“I have offers from Memphis, Cincinnati, Colorado State and Indiana,” Mabry told Today’s U. “Colorado State would be the latest one, they came two weeks ago, two or three weeks ago, and Indiana was the day before that.”
At this point, the 247Sports 86 overall three-star isn’t ready to name favorites and maintains that he is open to all of them. However, he has been doing his research and trying to take as many trips as possible to get a first-hand feel for many schools.
“I’ve been to a few junior days and a few games this year,” Mabry said. “Mississippi State, I went to a game there as well as Auburn and Vanderbilt. Those are just a few.
“The game day visits are awesome experiences. It’s great to go do that and it gives you an opportunity to meet with the coaches. It’s a great thing to go do, in terms of my recruitment.”
Last weekend, he had planned to unofficially visit LSU, but ended up not making the trip. However, he will get to see the Bayou Bengals this season, just in a different stadium.
“We ended up having family come in town that weekend,” Mabry said. “I think we’re going to the LSU – Arkansas game at Arkansas.”
The 6-foot-6, 265-pounder has not forgotten the schools that have offered him and does plan to check those out as soon as he can, too.
“I haven’t gotten a chance to make it out to Colorado State yet, so we’re going to plan a visit out there,” Mabry said. “I think I’m going back up to Indiana for a junior day and probably go to junior days at Memphis and Cincinnati as well. Other than that, I’m not sure right now.”
The number of Power 5 options the three-star has should continue to grow between now and the summer, but that’s not something he is too worried about.
“The size of the school and what conference it’s in doesn’t matter a huge deal to me,” Mabry said. “It’s just where I fit best and where they want the best out of me and somewhere I can do well athletically and academically.”
Mabry certainly has the size and the frame to be a good offensive lineman at the next level, but he’s not just another big body.
“They like my athleticism, especially with O-linemen, there’s lots of big, tall O-linemen, but in the end it’s the athleticism that determines the level you play at,” Mabry said.
Right now, Mabry doesn’t have any timetable for narrowing things down or making a decision. Instead, he’s focused on becoming a better player and getting even strong in the weight room.
“We maxed before the season and I think my bench was 350 and I think my squat was 450, but I’m not 100 percent on that,” Mabry said.
“I just train during the offseason for football. I think my bench is pretty good right now, but I’ll get it up. In terms of weight lifting, I want to put on some more weight, so that would be a goal for weight lifting as opposed to a certain bench amount or squat amount.”