Ehhhh. Texas Tech dropped the 2nd of 2 games to Grand Canyon 8-7 yesterday, and maybe the final out could have been avoided possibly and the game extended. (recap and box score). Andrew Devine got the start and the loss, going just 3 innings. There were 3 errors on the day and 9 left on base. Texas Tech will come home to face Kansas State for a 3-game set.
Keeping track of potential portal transfers is difficult for me, but if you want some names to bat around, Ryan Mainville isn’t a bad place to start.
My top 5 transfer wishlist for Texas Tech right now looks something like this:
1. Nijel Pack (G, Kansas State)
2. Tristen Newton (G, East Carolina)
3. Johni Broome (F, Morehead State)
4. Fardaws Aimaq (F, Utah Valley)
5. Tyreke Key (G, Indiana State)
— Ryan Mainville (@RMainvilleLBK) April 5, 2022
There’s not much to this Waco Tribune article, but it simply announces that Baylor’s recruiting and personnel assistant Brian Nance, would be joining Texas Tech’s staff as the director of scouting, which is replacing Cody Bellaire, who took a position with On3, which is a relatively new recruiting service, but think that it is in competition with 24/7 Sports and Rivals. Nance played at Baylor up until 2017, so he’s a Baylor Bear and I find that dynamic very interesting.
Since we are talking about On3, here is Jake Strong’s On3 profile, as well as his NIL value (which is $25,000 and $80 a tweet), and his recruiting industry comparison where Rivals, ESPN, 24/7 Sports, and On3 are all on one page along with a consensus On3 value.
Defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter.
— Texas Tech Football (@TexasTechFB) April 6, 2022
Inside the Red Raiders’ Jarrett Johnson spoke with Strong about his most recent visit to Lubbock:
“They fit great in his offense. I’m a pure passer first, so when you couple that with my ability to process information at a fast rate, identifying coverage, scheme etc. pre-snap it allows me to play faster,” Strong said. “Playing fast and sharp in his offense equates to putting up lots of points and that was on display in the scrimmage. The QBs are an extension of Coach Kittley on the field so they have the freedom to make checks to put the offense in a better situation which plays into my strongest asset as a QB.”