Texas Tech signing day side notes
Growing up fast
Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville says Le’Raven Clark, a 6-foot-6 tackle from Rockdale, weighs 275 pounds — much heavier than you’re likely to find him listed anywhere. Clark has put on more than 40 pounds since Tech coaches started recruiting him last year and coaches think he will approach 300 pounds fairly soon.
“He’s a prototype offensive tackle for what we do,” Tuberville said.
With long-term commitments from a boatload of blue-chip offensive players, Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville wasn’t sweating that side of the ball going into national signing day.
Where the front-seven defensive help was going to come from was a different story. The defensive line seemed an especially worrisome spot after two late defections.
“As I went to bed last night and was sleeping, the thing I was thinking about was the defensive players,” Tuberville admitted.
Texas Tech had hoped to sign Red Raider running back Ben McRoy’s brother as a key piece of its 2011 recruiting class. That’s not going to happen, but maybe the Red Raiders will get the next best thing: one of Ben’s friends.
AMARILLO — It had seemed like a given for the past 10 months that Amarillo nose tackle James Castleman would be playing his college football at Texas Tech, and that come next Wednesday he would seal the deal by signing a national letter of intent.
Chad Glasgow, an assistant coach on TCU football teams that led the nation in total defense each of the last three years, will be named the new defensive coordinator at Texas Tech, The Avalanche-Journal learned Thursday.