Former Texas A&M tight end Baylor Cupp (6-7/245), originally from Brock, Texas, has decided to transfer to Texas Tech. Cupp was a 4-star tight end that had 18 offers coming out of high school, the 2nd best tight end in the 2019 class, the 19th best player in the state of Texas, and the 134th best player the nation (Rivals and 24/7 Sports). Interestingly, you want to know who Cupp was not offered by? I’ll give you 3 guesses and the first 2 are wrong. Give up? It was Texas Tech.
Cupp arrived at TAMU in 2019, but injured his ankle and redshirted the entire year. In 2020 Cupp had another injury that required him to miss the entire year. In 2021, Cupp played in 10 games, but didn’t make a catch.
Cupp was essentially a cheat-code in high school, huge size and speed for a tight end, one that blocks and quite well. A high-end athlete that could out-run defensive backs and was so large he was more than capable of blocking.
As far as Texas Tech and where he fits on the depth chart, Jed Castles entered the transfer portal, so the tight end room was down a player. Mason Tharp is likely in the lead as the starting tight end, but it also affirms that Kittley wants to incorporate the tight end quite a bit. Depending on Cupp’s health, he’ll have every opportunity to make an impact because there just aren’t a lot of humans who are his size that are that athletic. I think that Henry Teeter is running the second team.