Virginia Tech defensive end Robert Wooten (6-3/240) announced that he would transfer to Texas Tech after playing his freshman year with the Hokie’s, playing in all 11 games and recording 3 tackles total.
Wooten was originally a high three-star player from Stafford, where he was offered by Virginia Tech, Arizona, Missouri, SMU, Texas Tech, Arizona State, Arkansas, California, Colorado State, Houston, Houston Baptist, Louisiana, Louisiana Tech, North Texas, Prairie View A&M, Syracuse, Tulane, Tulsa, UNLV, Utah, Utah State, Vanderbilt, and Wisconsin. As a senior, Wooten had only 73 tackles, 7 tackles for a loss and 6 sacks, but as a junior, he was unstoppable, 79 tackles, 22 tackles for a loss, and 11 sacks.
Well, Wooten is ridiculously athletic. The speed off the edge at 230 in high school isn’t really something Texas Tech can typically recruit, so to get someone like Wooten who can exhibit that type of speed and strength, where he’s just throwing around linemen is pretty impressive. That strength is something that he’ll have to continue to work on because that works in high school, but not in college. I’ll take this type of athleticism every day of the week and twice on Sunday.