Vasher Has Plenty of Options

Wichita Falls Rider junior two-sport star T.J. Vasher talks Texas Tech and football, basketball recruiting with RaiderPower.com.

Wichita Falls Rider junior wide receiver T.J. Vasher received an offer from Texas Tech back in November and has since received more attention from other schools.

Red Raider offensive coordinator Eric Morris extended the offer to the 6-foot-4 and 175-pound receiver. Vasher said the coaches often let him know that Tech is the place to be.

Vasher is ranked as the seventh best receiver in the state and No. 38 in the nation. Vasher said his height gives him an advantage as a player.

“I’m a long wide receiver who will go up and get the ball at the highest point,” Vasher said. “That big play guy, but also a guy you can count on every down.”

His height also gives him an advantage on the hardwood. Vasher holds offers to play basketball at SMU and Tulsa. Vasher said he has not made up his mind if he will play both football and basketball in college, since he received an offer to play both at SMU on Wednesday.

Vasher said he wants to make a visit to Lubbock, but did know when that would be.

“I know that they have a great class coming in this year,” Vasher said, “and that they love to throw the ball and all the wideouts, love that.”

Vasher also said he’s aware his high school produced one of the most prolific receivers in Texas Tech history in Eric Ward, who wrapped his career in 2013 and according to his bio at Texas Tech athletics, “joined Michael Crabtree as the only two players to rank among the top five in Texas Tech history in career receptions, career receiving yards and career touchdown receptions."


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