There is only 68 days until the Red Raiders run out of the tunnel and onto the field. Finally we break into the group of 60s meaning only one thing: we’re just over two months away from the first game of the season!
We’ll stay with the offensive linemen position group and we’ll talk about a sophomore who hasn’t played a single snap with the Red Raiders yet, but can emerge and contribute in 2019 and in later years. That’s right, we’re talking about Casey Verhulst.
Casey is a 6-6, 305 pound lineman from Plano, Texas. He was part of the 2017 recruiting class, in which he was ranked as the 11th-best offensive tackle in the state of Texas by multiple recruiting sources. He decided to attend Texas Tech despite offers from Colorado, Colorado State, Houston, Kansas State, Purdue, and San Diego State.
He was redshirted in 2017 and he was a scout team member in 2018, but he has a great chance to fight for a backup spot this off-season. If he performs well, he could end up being a key depth piece on the offensive line in 2019.