Ready For a Crazy Night

Munday defensive end L.J. Collier has already visited the campus several times, including earlier this season for the Texas State game. Though he loved the home crowd that night, he's expecting a totally different atmosphere for Saturday's prime time tilt against Big 12 foe No. 18 Oklahoma State.

Munday defensive end L.J. Collier committed to Texas Tech way back in February and said Thursday he's 100 percent solid with the Red Raiders.

Collier has already visited the campus several times, including earlier this season for the Texas State game. Though he loved the crowd that night, he's expecting a totally different atmosphere for Saturday's prime time tilt against Big 12 foe No. 18 Oklahoma State.

"It adds to it a lot. I've seen stuff talking about costumes and stuff," Collier said. "Everybody loves Coach Kingsbury and stuff like that, so I think it's going to be crazy."

Collier, a three-star prospect, ranked No. 74 in the nation and No. 13 in Texas, is also excited about hanging out with what is expected to be the largest collection of visiting prospects of the season.

"It's a chance to see all the coaches; coach Kingsbury, coach Cumbie, coach Scott, coach Curtis-all those guys," Collier said. "I don't get to see them a lot. I get to talk to them and hang out with some of the guys who are going to be my teammates next year."

The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Collier not only plays defensive end for Munday, he's also caught a touchdown, rushed for 198 yards and a pair of scores and converted 7-of-9 extra points this season. He's also tallied 35 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble on defense despite missing a couple games with a high ankle sprain.

Collier said he's at about 80 percent but good to go as Munday, the defending Class 1A Division II state champs prepare to make a playoff run despite a much younger roster from a season ago.

Collier said while his team has struggled at times this season his young teammates will be special in the years to come. He also had a prediction for his future team this Saturday.

"Tech's going to win, you already know, by 20," Collier said.

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