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Trinity Valley C.C. guard Hyron Edwards (6’1″/175) a JUCO guard entering into his sophomore year in Athens committed to Texas Tech over the weekend. Edwards was a highly rated prospect coming out of Indiana, but grades got him. During his freshman campaign Edwards averaged 14 points, 5.5 assists and 3 rebounds a game. I’ll get a profile up on Hyron probably in a day or so.
blessed to say that i have committed to the University Of Texas Tech! #GunsUp 🔋🏀✊🏽
— Hyron Edwards ✈️ (@iBall_Edwards) September 17, 2016
LAJ’s Don Williams talked with Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt about the defensive struggles with the football team:
“Like everydody else, disappointed,” he said. “We’re a better team than what the outcome of that was. I know we are, and I believe our fan base will see that. We’re a championship-caliber offense.
“Defensively, we’re better than what we played last week, and I believe in these young men. I’ve watched them work all summer. I’ve watched them practice this week. I believe in what coach (David) Gibbs and his staff are doing. There’ll be improvement. So I was disappointed, but not waving the towel by any means.”
Hocutt’s opinion matters on two fronts. Most obvious, he’s the AD and therefore, the ultimate shot caller. Don’t forget, though, he played defense at a high level, too, as a standout linebacker on Bill Snyder’s earliest Kansas State teams that started that program’s rish from the ashes.
I think this was posted on Saturday morning and even after the fact yeah, I still agree with this.
FOX Sports’ Bruce Feldman thinks that QB Patrick Mahomes is the #5 Heisman Trophy prospect:
Tech’s D is still a mess, but the strong-armed quarterback — probably the most gifted QB to ever play in the Air-Raid system — is putting up jaw-dropping numbers. He’s thrown for 14 TDs and run for four more. He’s also completed over 71 percent of his passes after lighting up La. Tech to give him almost 1,500 passing yards through three games. Photo: Thomas Shea
Miscellaneous . . . ESPN’s Max Olson ranks the Big 12 teams and has Texas Tech 8th overall . . . LAJ’s Michael LaBarre recaps what the Texas Tech commits did this past week . . . ESPN’s Mitch Sherman has helmet stickers for the conference this week and Mahomes and Jonathan Giles each earn one . . .