football Edit

Weston Wright pulls the trigger on Texas Tech

Texas Tech's excellent recruiting week continued as the team landed four more commits on Sunday. One was New Braunfels (TX) offensive tackle Weston Wright, who shared his thoughts on the decision.

"Yesterday I kind of had a moment of clarity when which I felt that my two obvious choices were Rice or Texas Tech. I sat down last night and I talked to my family a bunch and I really prayed a lot about it and at one point it just struck me, Texas Tech is the place I want to be."

"After I talked to coach (Brandon) Jones in the past and about his coaching style, I just prefer it more than to Rice," he added.

Wright received an offer from Tech in early May and has been talking heavily with offensive line coach Brandon Jones ever since.

"We keep back and forth quite a bit. We kept discussing some of the details on when I'd be able to get up there and other things about technique and even some mundane things like vacation."

"He just told me that I was one of the guys he was looking for to be an offensive tackle there and so I'm looking forward to filling that role," he said.

The three-star prospect said he plans to visit the campus soon, but he is familiar with Lubbock.

"I haven't been to the campus itself, but I've been to the town a few times and I will be visiting the campus next month and it's just because my schedule has been incredibly busy lately and so I'll be up there next month."

"I do know that the fan atmosphere there is incredible of course. I've met quite a few Texas Tech Red Raiders in my town and they all love it more than life itself and that's the great part about it, but also I've been through Lubbock a bunch and it feels as normal as it would any other day. It feels kind of like the San Marcos area. It feels like Texas and that's what I love about it."

Wright is very familiar with head coach Kliff Kingsbury, an alumnus of New Braunfels.

"He's a legend around here," he said. "I definitely thought about the fact that coach Kingsbury had come through New Braunfels and I did like the thought of wanting to play for him. He was excited about offering me, I know the guy's from New Braunfels, and I'm excited about getting the opportunity to be coached by somebody that came back and worked in our community like he did."

The 6-foot-6, 290 lbs. tackle had this to say to the Red Raider fanbase:

"I'm a pretty simple guy. I don't need to be loved, admired, or treated any differently than anybody else would be. I just want to do my best for the team I go and play for and I'm going to do my best for the Red Raiders."

Wright is also familiar with San Antonio area talent on the team.

"I am a bit familiar with Justin Stockton, my brother played with him in the 2014 San Antonio all-star bowl and I just remember my brother talking about his character and his personality a lot. I did play against Xavier Martin from Steele and we've been playing them for a while now."

The New Braunfels native chose Texas Tech over offers from Air Force, Brown University, Rice, and UTSA.