Recruiting on the South Plains | Kick the Tires and Light the Fires and Additional Recruiting Updates

Tom Pennington

Wrapping up the Texas Tech Recruiting Reviews from Dallas, Houston, and Midland along with information on some preferred walk-ons who will be attending Texas Tech.

Kick the Tires and Light the Fires (via techathletics)

That's actually footage from before last year's Oklahoma St. game where the jets flew over the stadium using Go-Pro cameras. Pretty danged cool.

There is also a video review of the recruiting dinners and you get to see some of the footage of Eric Morris getting his groove-on.

Roadtrip: 2013 Recruiting Reviews (via techathletics)

Preferred Walk-Ons: Texas Tech has received some good news with some news about preferred walk-ons that will be attending Texas Tech. Let's get to it.

WR/K Joseph Harvey (5-10/190/4.40) | Sherman (Sherman, TX) | Rivals, ESPN, 24/7 Sports | Harvey caught 1,019 yards with 50 catches and 10 touchdowns. He had 54 kickoffs and 40 touchbacks. I can't get a real good handle on his field goals. So Harvey is actually breaking records at Sherman, receiving records. Breaking records of TCU's Waymon James for total catches and touchdowns receiving. I'm pretty sure he passed that over the course of his senior year. I think the fake 40-yard dash time is legitimate. Maybe not that fast, but Harvey isn't slow by any means. The article linked also said that he broke a 24 year old record with a 54 yard field goal against Texas High and apparently that is what Harvey is going to do for Texas Tech, which is kick field goals.

OL Ryan Messer (6-4/280/5.10) | Nolan Catholic (Ft. Worth, TX) | Rivals, ESPN, Scout, YouTube | Not a bad player by any means. Has a good frame and had offers from the service academies. If his size is legitimate, he's got a good frame and he is tenacious. I always like that in offensive linemen. I'd also add that for his size to run that fast of a 40-yard dash time, as fake as it may be, is pretty good. He's a good looking athlete.

QB Baker Mayfield (6-1/215/4.65) | Lake Travis (Austin, TX) | Rivals, Scout, ESPN, 24/7 Sports, Hudl | So this is interesting. Mayfield is regarded as a 3-star player by every recruiting service and he put up really good numbers at Lake Travis. Last year, Mayfield completed 63% of his passes for 2,467 yards, 22 touchdowns and 3 interceptions, while rushing for 281 yards over the course of the year and 1 touchdown. That's not crazy-good, but pretty darned good. Mayfield had offers from Memphis, Florida Atlantic and Washington St. Mayfield has good size and watching his video, he's got good feet and presence. He keeps the ball high and he probably needs to work on his arm strength, but it's just fine.

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