Three-star defensive back Tre Flowers (Converse, Texas/Judson) has a tentative top five and is looking to set up some official visits -- assuming no other intriguing schools come into the picture.
Flowers, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound free safety, has Arizona State, Boise State, BYU, Kansas State and Oklahoma State atop his list. He also has offers from Iowa State, Mississippi State, Tulsa and Utah, among others, but the five out in front have something special.
Arizona State has the legacy connection. His uncle is former Sun Devils defensive end Eric Flowers, a first-round NFL draft pick in the 2000. Tre has visited BYU and enjoyed the players and the structure of practice. He said Kansas State was one of the first schools to offer and take a chance on his potential.
With Boise State, Flowers likes the fact that it’s a winning program. Oklahoma State intrigues him because of its proximity and the fact that it’s a steady competitor in the Big 12.
“I like all five, but I don’t have a favorite yet,” Flowers said. “I want to actually see all the schools before I make a decision. My decision won’t be anytime soon.”
Flowers said the school he chooses, in addition to satisfying him on the football field, will satisfy him academically. He intends to major in applied science and become a radiologist after football. Flowers owns a 3.6 grade-point average and is ranked in the top 15 percent of a senior class of more than 700 students.
“Academics comes first,” he said, “but I also want to be around a known coaching staff that’s been in the game for a while. I want to learn from the best.”