Well another QB target is off the board for Tech. Last week Drew reviewed Terry Wilson's high school film because he was the latest QB offer from Coach Kingsbury. Terry didn't wait long to commit after receiving a Tech offer unfortunately he committed to Nebraska, not Tech.
There are only five high school quarterbacks with Tech offers that I can find. All but one of those is committed elsewhere. Besides Wilson's commitment to Nebraska, Shane Buechelle is committed to Texas. Shea Patterson is committed to Ole Miss. Everyone is familiar with Tristen Wallace's flip from Tech to Ohio State earlier this spring. The only uncommitted prospect with a Tech offer is Jalen Hurts out of Channelview, Texas. He is a 4-star, Rivals 250 recruit with offers from Alabama, Texas A&M and Mississippi State to name a few. I think the chances are pretty slim that he ends up at Tech. I have heard very little about him since he received the offer. There are a couple of other high school QBs out there with offers such as D'Eriq King but I think he is looked at as more of an athlete than a QB at the next level.
Now the question is where do we go from here? There are a few Texas quarterback options out there besides Hurts. The Red Raiders hosted Sam Glaesman out of Waco Midway earlier this spring, but didn't offer him. He was Ben Hicks' backup last year, so he hasn't seen a ton of playing time. My assumption is that he is more of a late offer if other options fall through. He may be worthy of an offer, but I feel like the coaches want to see him in more live game action before offering him.
Another option might be Dillon Sterling-Cole out of Houston Westfield. He has decent size at 6'2, 185. He is a Rivals 3-star recruit with offers from some pretty good programs including UCLA, Texas A&M and Florida.
Bowman Sells out of Lucas Lovejoy would be the only other Texas option that I could see Tech being interested at this point. He is a 3-star Rivals recruit with offers from Clemson, Ohio State and Texas. He isn't a name that I have heard kicked around as a possible Tech target yet, but it would make some sense if he popped up on the radar before too long.
My guess is Kingsbury puts the full court press on Hurts and holds off doing too much until he commits elsewhere. If he does, I think Tech will get busy moving down the list at that point.
Passing on a 2015 QB recruit looks like it may backfire on Kingsbury. I am not sounding the alarm bell yet because February is a long way off, but in reality he held offer getting a quarterback because he felt it would help real in a big name quarterback in the 2016 class. Well here we are with the big names committing elsewhere and not getting one of our own.