Texas Tech offered Duffey, who just sealed a spot in the Elite 11 with his performance at The Opening Regional in Charlotte over the weekend.
Duffey, who stands at 6-foot and 171 pounds, is ranked the eighth best quarterback in the Lone Star State by Scout and was the seventh quarterback to receive a spot in the Elite 11 after claiming MVP honors in Charlotte.
His success in Charlotte has already helped garner him two scholarship offers as well.The first one came from Nevada on Sunday night and then Texas Tech, who offered after watching his practice on Monday.
“It feels great. It’s a great opportunity," Duffey said. "They (Texas Tech) have a great offense. They have a high ranked coaching staff. It’s a true blessing.”
The offer came after offensive coordinator Eric Morris made a trip to Mansfield to watch Duffey practice and he liked what he saw so he called coach Kliff Kingsbury to officially extend the offer.
Duffey said that Texas Tech started recruiting him just a week ago, but he is familiar with the coaching staff. He said Monday he thinks highly of them and knows that they take pride in their school, partly because most of them are alumni.
He added that he is very familiar with Texas Tech‘s Air Raid offense and can see himself operating it.
Duffey is the dual-threat Kingsbury covets in his offense as the rising senior passed for 2,259 yards, 20 touchdowns and rushed for 1,103 yards and 19 scores in 2014 to earn first-team District 14-5A honors.
Duffey thinks his Elite 11 invitation and the offer from Texas Tech will open up many opportunities for him recruiting wise, but regardless he is still thankful for where he is now.
“Basically it's that first huge offer. It may open the eyes of a lot of people, if it doesn't I’m thankful for what I have,” Duffey said.
A visit to Texas Tech is on the agenda for Duffey, who said it would most likely happen towards the end of summer because he wants to focus on finishing spring football and the Opening Finals in July.