There’s only 80 days until Texas Tech football and today, we will be talking about number 80 Brandt Schilling! Schilling is a 5-9 wideout from the Lubbock area in Idalou, Texas. He had a very successful high school career at running back as in his senior year he rushed for 3186 yards and 39 touchdown as a senior for Idalou High School. He originally signed to play for Angelo State University in San Angelo but after redshirting his freshman year there, he decided to walk-on to Texas Tech. Check out this clip from his senior year in Idalou.
Schilling was mainly a scout team guy last year as he didn’t appear in any games for the Red Raiders as a redshirt freshman. I would expect greater things from him this year as coaches said great thing about him during spring practices.
Keep an eye on Brandt Schilling from @IdalouISD as Tech fills holes at WR. Forte is speed. Huge HS numbers at RB. Getting 2nd-tm reps. Kliff: “He’s really, really fast and has learned the system, so we feel comfortable getting him out there and getting him good, meaningful reps.”— Don Williams (@AJ_DonWilliams) March 6, 2018
With his 5-9 build, Schilling fits perfectly in the offense as a slot receiver. He could make some huge catches this year for the Red Raiders, something the team will be looking for after losing four of their top receivers to graduation and the NFL Draft. He has also been praised for his work ethic as a local news station caught him and another walk-on from Levelland, Texas Nick Gerber getting some reps in after practice.
TECH FOOTBALL: Moments after this morning's @TexasTechFB football spring practice, I looked over to see 2 local guys staying late and putting in extra work. Brandt Schilling from Idalou, and @Nick15Gerb from Levelland. #GrindSeason #KCBDSports @806hssc @pchristy11 @KCBD11 pic.twitter.com/mjDDotZQFo— Devin Ward (@DevinKCBD) March 29, 2018
Look for Schilling to also make an impact in the special teams game as he was one of only three Red Raiders seen fielding punts during spring games. He will be a fun player to watch come 80 days from now, something that all Red Raider fans should be excited for.