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The Morning Stake: Texas Tech in Wallace’s Top Five; Recapping Pro-Day

Despite de-committing previously, DeSoto QB Tristan Wallace names his top five that includes Texas Tech. We round up Texas Tech’s pro-day, the baseball team loses out West and we discuss fake female college boosters on Twitter.

Tristan Wallace Names Texas Tech in Top Five. According to DMN’s EJ Holland, 2016 DeSoto quarterback Tristan Wallace has named Texas Tech in his top five. This is normally not news, but considering Wallace originally committed to Texas Tech and then decommitted a few weeks later, this is good news. Wallace named Texas Tech along with Baylor, Ohio State, TCU and Texas.

Texas Tech Pro-Day Recap. Via LAJ’s Don Williams and Adam Zuvanich we get a bit of a break-down of Texas Tech’s pro-day, which was held yesterday. Participating was Bradley Marquez, Kenny Williams, Sam Eguavoen and V.J. Fehoko (there were also some previously graduated players there that also got a second look). This is from Williams story:

The former Texas Tech wide receiver’s chance to perform for NFL scouts came Friday when the Red Raiders had their pro day at the Football Training Facility and Jones Stadium.

“I felt great,” said Marquez, who finished his career with 155 catches, 1,866 yards and 17 touchdowns. “I felt like I put my best foot forward and hopefully was able to improve my status. Definitely coming out here and being in the Jones one last time, it was a lot of fun.”

Linebacker V.J. Fehoko put up the most eye-catching number of the day: 32 repetitions on the 225-pound bench press. Only eight prospects — including just one linebacker — beat that at the NFL combine last month in Indianapolis.

“It’s a great honor to measure with some of the guys who play my position,” Fehoko said. “Of course, I would’ve rather gone to the combine and maybe do better, but I’m satisfied. I know I’ll sleep well knowing I did my best.”

Baseball Loses 9-0. I’ve updated the baseball open thread, but there’s not a whole lot to write about there. The offense needs to get clicking and get on base.

Fake Female College Booster on Twitter Totally Fake. Via Deadspin a Ole Miss booster who tweeted at recruits and student athletes was revealed today as being a fake account. If you ever wanted to know what “catfished” means, this is it as some person used some girl’s photos from Twitter and Facebook and Instagram to create this person that tweeted at players, fans and recruits. Anyone want to drop that there is a similar girl for Texas Tech so Staking The Plains has an exclusive?

Plefka Coaching Baseball. In one of those, oh, hey, I remember that guy. Jon Plefka, a former basketball player for Texas Tech under Bob Knight, is now the baseball coach for Middletown, New York. Plefka was a minor league pitcher before playing basketball at a JUCO and then at Texas Tech.


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