The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake: December 12th

Your daily dose of all things Texas Tech athletics.

Red Raider Basketball

 Very cool story on Thomas Brandsma and his journey to Texas Tech.

Football

There were three JUCO visitors in Lubbock this weekend, Tony Jones, who committed yesterday, Octavious Morgan, a cornerback who also played at Butler and another cornerback, Jaylon Lane, who is currently committed to Oregon State and is playing at Independence Community College. Morgan and Lane didn’t commit after this weekend, but I don’t know if I’d read very much into that. Oh, and Dakota Allen was offered on Friday night and that was in Saturday’s Morning Stake.

Xavier Martin and Cibolo Steele beat Cinco Ranch, 35-14 to advance to play for a Texas state championship against DeSoto. Martin completed 7 of 12 passes for 110 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception.

Hmmm. Don’t be surprised if something is more officially announced shortly where Desmond Nisby ends up committing. I think that Tyree Range has somewhat decommitted, so it appears that Nisby is the next JUCO running back option.

Pretty sure that Dominic Panazzolo is going to be a lot of people’s favorite player.

Miscellaneous . . . so Dede Westbrook has a bit of a checkered past, as he has been previously arrested on domestic violence charges, this makes Westbrook, Dorial Green-Beckham and Joe Mixon who all have charges of violence against women and have recently played at Oklahoma. Perhaps there’s the idea that Stoops is giving these guys a second chance, much like the offer to Dakota Allen for Texas Tech (although Allen just hurt himself, not another person). Still, be careful getting out on that ledge . . . Charlie Strong is headed to South Florida where he’ll probably do great, he was at Florida as the defensive coordinator for a long time with Urban Myer and he recruited Florida very well even at Texas . . . I forgot to mention this over the weekend, but Jarrett Stidham has committed to Auburn, or at least he has until he changes his mind again . . .

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