Argyle safety Connor Wilson made headlines earlier this week by decommitting from Kansas State and stating he will instead join teammate Ian Sadler at Texas Tech.
Friday against Kennedale, the two future Red Raiders put on a show en route to a 45-7 rout.
Tech fans should be excited by Sadler. At 5-foot-11,190-pounds he's compact, quick, fast and runs with intensity. He is the prototypical Texas Tech inside receiver.
"I can't wait," Sadler said after the game. "Just knowing that they have had some crazy good inside receivers, especially about my size, and they put them to the best use they can; I mean I can't wait."
He did a little bit of everything Friday night.
Sadler finished 7-of-7 for 100 yards and one touchdown (a 20-yard hookup with Wilson)passing, gained 59 yards on nine carries on the ground and beat double coverage on an acrobatic catch for 19 yards down the sideline.
Sadler also showed ability as a downfield blocker, and promise as a kick returner at the next level. He even punted once.
Wilson (6-2, 200) had to fill in on offense due to injuries and made the most of it. He caught three passes for 45 yards and a touchdown and added another 17 yards and two scores on three carries. He also caught a 2-point conversion pass.
Defensively, it was hard to tell how rangy he is as a defense back. Kennedale runs the Wing-T offense and only attempted two passes.
Wilson did show a willingness to throw his weight around at the line of scrimmage and was in on several tackles.
Kennedale completed one of its two passes for a 45-yard touchdown by catching the entire Argyle defense peeking in the backfield.
Overall, Wilson looked like a good athlete with good size and speed, but will need to bulk up to play at the next level.
He talked about his decision to switch to Texas Tech after the game.
"I mean a lot of it's the energy there and the coaching staff--I really bonded with them well," Wilson said. "It felt right being there. It felt like the right thing to do and the right place to be."
When asked if he had anything to do with Wilson flipping to the Red Raiders, Saddler turned both palms up, shrugged his shoulders and shook his head.
Argyle Duo Ready To Be Red Raiders
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