RECRUITING: Kentucky Signal Caller Talks Tx.Tech

We caught up with Elizabethtown, Kentucky QB Chris Todd who recently tripped to Lubbock for an official visit. We wanted to get his thoughts about the process going forward as well as what he liked about the visit to the Hub City...

"It went great," Chris Todd on his visit to Texas Tech told "I liked it. I liked it down there. I liked it a lot."

His player host was 2004 signee Eric Morris and he also said he spent a lot of time hanging out with true frosh Danny Amendola...

"I had fun hanging out with those guys," said the 6-3, 190-pound signal caller. "They've got a bunch of good people down there and I like the coaches too."

"I talk to Coach (Sonny) Dykes, I talk to him a lot anyway though," Todd continued. "And, I was really impressed with the strength and conditioning coach. He kind of stood out to me. Of course, I also got to speak with Coach (Mike) Leach. And, he's real down to earth."

Already tripping to the campus of co-leader N.C. State, and just recently to Texas Tech, has one campus/visit stood out above the other?

"They both stood out," Todd said. "Not really one above the other."

So, where do we go from here?

"Right now, I'm mostly focusing on the playoffs. I'd like to concentrate on that now and then worry about recruiting."

If pressured to make a commitment, due to slots filling up or for whatever reason, Todd said he would do what he had to do, but prefers to get back into the recruiting process after he leads his high school team as far as he can in this year's state playoffs, after coming up just one game short of a state championship trophy last year.

"We started our playoffs last week and won 55-7," Todd said. "I didn't throw much at all in the second half, or the third quarter, just a few swing passes. I threw 4 TDs and probably had about 300 yards passing."

Asked who Todd modeled his game after, he said, "Peyton Manning. I really work on the fundamentals and consider myself a student of the game. And, I try to get the most out of what I can do. I'm not there yet. But I'm working on it."

The 3-star passer said he prefers to stay in the pocket and will only run if he absolutely has to (4.7/4.8), though he did say he feels comfortable with his overall mobility, but more so his mobility and footwork in the pocket. He said he thinks he's accurate enough to get the job done, can throw the short, intermediate and deep routes well enough while also seeing room for improvement. In terms of arm strength, he thinks he can chunk it 60 yards or more...

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