Strickland to Visit the Red Raiders?

RaiderPower.com caught up with 2015 Dallas Skyline four-star wide receiver Carlos Strickland on Monday to see how he's doing. Strickland, one of the most coveted receivers in the country, dished on which Tech coaches are recruiting him and how they plan to use his talents all over the field. He also talked about his interest in the Red Raiders and if he plans to visit Lubbock.

There is a chance Dallas Skyline wide receiver Carlos Strickland will attend Texas Tech's spring game Saturday.

One thing could hold him back though.

"I think I have a track meet this Saturday. I'm not sure. I'll have to see, but if I don't have a track meet I'll definitely go."

According to the Dallas Independent School District website the District 9-5A (Skyline's district) track meet wraps up Thursday, so Texas Tech's chances of entertaining Strickland this weekend look good.

The 6-foot-4 standout is still interested in the Red Raiders and has received visits from the coaches including head coach Kliff Kingsbury. Strickland, rated as the No. 10 wide receiver in the nation by Scout.com, holds offers the likes of Alabama, California, Clemson, LSU, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and UCLA.

Strickland is a speedster with a 40-yard dash time of 4.48, but he recently suffered a setback in track season.

"I strained my hamstring."

Those are words no one wants to hear, but Strickland is rehabbing his injury and is clearly back on the track as he is nearing his full form.

"Yes, it's getting better though. Just want to keep running the right direction."

According to Strickland, the Red Raiders plan to use him as a versatile receiver. If he were to play for Texas Tech, he would be used in the slot and on the outside.

The four-star prospect recruitment is being headed by offensive coordinator and receivers coach Eric Morris.


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