Texas Tech’s JaCorian Duffield makes team USA in the high jump, plus, we’re already talking about 2017 quarterback options.
Track and Field
Duffield Makes Team USA! Woot! That’s right, Texas Tech high jumper JaCorian Duffield cleared 7’8″, breaking his own school record, and earning a spot on Team USA at the U.S. Track & Field Championships! So happy for Duffield.
“This is just such a blessing,” Duffield said. “When I cleared 7’-8”, all I could think of was the next bar, because I knew Eric [Kynard] would clear it. I was feeling a lot more comfortable with the surface and my approach after NCAA Outdoors, so I knew I just had to get into a rhythm, and I was able to.”
The Kynard person mentioned is the 2012 silver medalist, so yeah, Duffield finished second to an Olympic silver medalist.
Kearney Promoted to Assistant Coach. Congrats to Jennah Kearney for being promoted to assistant coach, from recruiting coordinator. Kearney played for New Mexico State from 2008 through 2011.
After Mond. Earlier this week, 2017 San Antonio Regaan QB Kellen Mond committed to Baylor and I think the thought was that he was maybe the best quarterback in the state. Then, on Friday, Denton Guyer QB Shawn Robinson committed to TCU and Mesquite Horn QB Chris Robinson committed to Oklahoma. 24/7 Sports Brian Perroni looks at the other options of quarterbaks for 2017, which is really pretty crazy. If you want to look at the quarterbacks that Texas Tech has offered for 2017, 24/7 Sports has a list of the current offers and they include: Tate Martell (Las Vegas); Tua Tagovailoa (Honolulu); Keytaon Thompson (New Orleans); Kellen Mond (Baylor); Avery Davis (Cedar Hill); and Jaylen Gipson (Mexia).
For my money, I think that Thompson, Davis and Gipson are all terrific targets.