Patrick Mahomes had a busy weekend.
The Whitehouse senior quarterback and Texas Tech commit threw for 355 yards, five touchdowns and ran for another 103 yards, two scores in a 63-7 victory over Lindale on Friday night and then jumped in the car with teammates Jaylon Dews and Coleman Patterson along with his dad, who drove through the night to get to Lubbock by 9:30 a.m.
"It went great, I mean just getting to my first regular season Tech game, because I wanted to see how the atmosphere was; it was crazy," Mahomes said. "It was an early game, there was 57,000 people there and they were loud. It makes me want to be there now, just being around the students and seeing how much they love Texas Tech and their Red Raiders."
Mahomes said he talked with former Whitehouse teammate and Tech freshman tight end Dylan Cantrell, and liked what he said about the program. Mahomes, who plans on also playing baseball for the Red Raiders, said he talked with wide receiver Bradley Marquez and with freshman quarterback Baker Mayfield.
Mahomes has been advised by some to look at other options because of a concern over playing time due to the success of both Mayfield and fellow frosh Davis Webb.
"I like Tech too much and I like how Kingsbury is going to let the best guy play," Mahomes said. "If I go in there and I contribute and I can take them in a better direction then they can then he'll let me play. It's a real big deal because I always want to compete and I want to get out there as soon as possible. It speaks volumes to me."
Mahomes said he's taken trips to other schools mentioning specifically Oklahoma State and said it just wasn't the same and loves the family atmosphere at Tech. He still plans on "riding along with" some of his Whitehouse teammates on visits to other schools.
Mahomes added he plans on making his official visit to Texas Tech in late December or January after Whitehouse's season ends. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound signal caller has thrown for 2,317 yards, 29 touchdowns to lead Whitehouse to a 6-0 record and No. 3 ranking in the AP Class 4A state poll.
Mahomes Enjoyed Visit to Tech
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