OT thoroughly enjoyed visit
While not every recruit who planned to make the trip to Lubbock this past weekend was able to make it to town, several key pieces of Texas Tech's 2016 recruiting class made it in. Among them was Fredericksburg (Va.) Riverbend offensive lineman Zach Adams, who was in town for an unofficial visit. Adams plans to return to Lubbock in January on his official visit with the rest of the offensive line commits.
TTU visit was awesome. Got to meet my future brothers and see an amazing game #gunsup #alreadyprotectingourQB 🔴⚫️🔫💪🏼 pic.twitter.com/GGEloLXBYV- Zach Adams (@Zach_Adams65) September 27, 2015
Adams stays in constant contact with Texas Tech coaches Lee Hays and Kevin Curtis as well as offensive line commits Gio Pancotti and Travis Bruffy, and quarterback commit Jett Duffey. The 6-foot-6, 315-pound tackle passed up offers from the likes of Miami, Penn State, Maryland, Pitt, Vanderbilt and many others to return to his home state of Texas and don the scarlet and black. Adams has family all over the state and he's excited for them to be able to catch six or seven of his games each year, he said. Oh, and the Red Raiders won't have to worry about losing this one.
"I haven't talked to anybody in forever. I'm fully committed to Tech. My word means everything, I gave Tech my word and that's where I'm going. Even if anyone tries, I don't respond to it."
IN HIS WORDS:
"It was good to meet all the commits and get to know them some. The game was crazy, I really enjoyed my time there. The fans were crazy, the atmosphere was really electric. That was probably the best college football game I've ever been to and I've been to quite a few since I was extremely young. It sucks that we lost but I thoroughly enjoyed everything else."
"I like to watch Mahomes, that was a treat to watch him live. I loved watching the o-line work together. They may have been banged up a little but they got the job done and made a good stand against TCU's d-line."
Normally, there would be some concern about the strength of an out-of-state commit's pledge, but that doesn't appear to be the case at all with Adams. He's begun to bond with his fellow 2016 classmates and is saying all of the right things in terms of his status. -- Aaron Dickens