DTN Daily Diatribe | Texas Tech News, Notes and Links | 2012-03-27

TEXAS TECH SOFTBALL | After taking the week off, the softball team is back in action against Midwestern State tonight at 6:00 pm and this will be the last non-conference game. The DT's Matt Villanueva looks at the tough Big 12 slate:

Fresh off winning the Seton Hall Classic tournament title March 18, the team has spent a bye week off from competition by making adjustments to its game plan in preparation for Midwestern State and Big 12 Conference play.

"I think the break really helped us get refocused, get ready for conference and just keep rolling and know that we just need confidence going into conference," junior outfielder Melisa Ryba said.

TEXAS TECH BASEBALL | Uggh. I didn't realize this until sometime yesterday morning. Per LAJ's George Watson, 3B Reid Redman is out for the an extended period of time with a broken metatarsal in his left foot. That's huge. Then yesterday, LAJ's George Watson reported that freshman infielder Matt Eureste is out for the year because he cut, "the extensor tendon in his left ring finger in an off-field incident". Sounds like someone got into a fight? There are no more backup infielders. The team will take on New Mexico today at 4:00 pm, so you can go to the baseball game and then softball game today.

TEXAS TECH FOOTBALL | Thanks to jdhud for already posting a FanShot, but I wanted to highlight the commitment of Whitehouse WR Dylan Cantrell. Here's the recruiting bit that I'll eventually post (I am waiting on the recruiting services to update all of their profiles, even though it appears that Cantrell's profile is complete):

DYLAN CANTRELL
Position: WR
Ht: 6'2" | Wt: 202 lbs | Forty: 4.55
High School: Whitehouse (Whitehouse, TX)
DTN Profile
Video: Clip 1
Rivals 5.6 | Scout
ESPN N/R | 24/7 Sports 84
Cumulative Ranking: INC

Cantrell has a ton of offers from various schools and according to his BeRecruited profile he carries a 4.0 GPA and likes to play the piano. Awesome. I actually ran into Cantrell (not literally) on the field after the scrimmage as most of the juniors who were visiting were wearing name tags to make themselves easily identifiable and he is all of 6'2" or 6'3" and easily 200 pounds. This is Texas Tech's 5th commitment for the 2013 class. Pretty darned good for this time of year.


Per OC Brown, these are the folks that had good spring red-black scrimmage:


Much thanks and to the DT's Anthony Campise and Andrew Nepsund for the following video with highlights and some comments from HC Tommy Tuberville, QB Michael Brewer, DT Leon Mackey, DC Art Kaufman and OC Neal Brown:


Miscellaneous Links | I am sure that you all have probably already read some or most of these articles, but am posting them to clear them off of my list:

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