Dylan Cantrell's on the move again, and another young receiver benefits with scrimmage-high seven catches

MIDLAND -- Texas Tech coaches have gone back and forth on whether to play sophomore Dylan Cantrell as an inside receiver or an outside receiver. He spent the 2013 regular season inside, but during Saturday's intrasquad scrimmage at Grande Communications Stadium, he was back on the outside, at flanker. 

Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said it was a recent move.

One of Davis Webb’ more impressive passes of the day was a 26-yard touchdown shot to Cantrell, who was lined up outside.

“That was a great catch,” Kingsbury said. “Dylan has great hands. We recently moved him outside and I was excited to see him have success out there. He’s another kid who’s not selfish and who’s doing what’s best for the team.”

You'll remember former co-offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie once said Cantrell reminded him of Darrin Moore. Cantrell's 6-foot-3 and 208 pounds, a similar build, and he took Moore's old jersey number, 14.

Reginald Davis, Cantrell and Shawn Corker scrimmaged at flanker with D.J. Polite-Bray and Dominique Wheeler at split end.

The player most benefiting from Cantrell’s move is Zach Austin, a redshirt freshman from Lake Travis. Austin, who started spring as the third-string Y inside receiver behind Cantrell, caught a team-high seven passes Saturday for 63 yards.

 

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