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Stidham became top quarterback recruit before making a varsity start

Posted: August 29, 2014 - 5:21pm
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Stephenville quarterback Jarrett Stidham has committed to play football for Texas Tech. (Photo by Tommy Metthe/Abilene Reporter-News)   Thomas Metthe
Thomas Metthe
Stephenville quarterback Jarrett Stidham has committed to play football for Texas Tech. (Photo by Tommy Metthe/Abilene Reporter-News)
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Jarrett Stidham needed just five months to become a prized quarterback recruit last year.

The Stephenville High senior finished his sophomore year without a scholarship offer. But credit a strong set of spring practices and summer camps for helping him earn six offers despite not having started a varsity game at the position.

The Tennessee Volunteers projected such a bright future for him that they offered when he attended a camp. They had never spoken to him until two days earlier.

“It was a little odd, but I was really blessed to be in that position,” said Stidham, who committed to Texas Tech in March. “I felt strong in what I could do. It ended up working out.”

Consider that an understatement.

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