Flower Mound junior offensive tackle Evan Curl had a busy weekend.
First, he visited the Red Raiders for their annual Friday Night Lights scrimmage and then headed home to compete in the Nike Football Training Camp at DeSoto High School on Saturday.
Curls was all about Texas Tech after visiting.
"Aw man, it was awesome. I went to the Friday night game, got to talk to all of the coaches, tour the campus and all that fun stuff," Curls said. "I really was surprised, I didn't realize how great of a campus Texas Tech was. I'm definitely highly considering it as a place for me to go play football"
Texas Tech has only been recruiting Curls for a couple weeks and almost exclusively by offensive line coach Lee Hays.
"He's a great coach. He's a fun guy, a really nice guy, but when it's time to go he really turns it on and coaches them up."
Another factor which has Curl interested in the Red Raiders is the possibility of early playing time.
"The main reason coach Hays wanted me to come up to the scrimmage was to see how low the depth is on the offensive line," Curl said. "He was definitely telling me that if I was to come up there and play at Texas Tech I would be able to earn a spot, work my way up there and possibly be a three or four-year starter if I worked hard enough and competed."
The Red Raiders haven't offered the 6-foot-5, 285-pound tackle yet, but Curl said Hays wants to come see him during Flower Mound's first week of spring ball (in May). Curl was told that Tech is not offering anymore scholarships until the coaches see the players in person at their schools in spring practice.
Curl currently holds offers from North Texas, Texas State and Toledo, but is also hearing from Oklahoma State, who has visited him at school, Kansas State, Southern Miss and California. Yet, after listing the other schools interested in him, Curls reiterated how much he likes Texas Tech unprompted.
"Personally, I like Tech a little bit more because of their necessity for tackles and offensive linemen."
After seeing what Tech had to offer, Curls returned back to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in time to compete in the Dallas NFTC on Saturday.
"I learned a lot and it went well," Curl said. " I went one-on-one four times. The first one I got beat, but I made an adjustment and I won the last three."
When asked to describe his game at left tackle for Flower Mound this what Curl said.
"Every game I want to beat up the guy in front of me--that's my biggest goal," Curl said. "Whether the guy is the No. 1 recruit at his position or a nobody I always strive to beat the guy in front of me no matter who he is. As a result, my best two games last season were actually against the the top two ends I played."
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