Netherly Talks Texas Tech Offer, Recruitment

RaiderPower.com interviewed Crosby 2017 receiver Mannie Netherly about his offer from Texas Tech, upcoming visit plans and his overall recruitment.

Crosby wide receiver Mannie Netherly, a class of 2017 prospect, still has plenty of time to make a decision on where he wants to play college football.

Early in the process, though, he has scooped up several offers including ones from schools like Brigham Young and Texas Tech.

The Cougars run a spread offense and Netherly saw time at both receiver and quarterback during last season, which culminated in a run to the state semifinals Crosby fell to Cedar Park, 45-21. Netherly posted 468 all-purpose yards, putting numbers up through the air, on the ground, and catching passes.

"Our starting quarterback got hurt a couple of times so I'd play when that happened. I practiced at quarterback every day. Last season was fun. People thought, as we kept winning, 'they're gonna make it.' We played at the Alamodome, that was fun. Played at Texas State. Played at one of my dream schools, Texas, that was where I wanted to play as a kid so that was fun."

Inside receivers coach and offensive coordinator Eric Morris is the primary recruiter of the sophomore prospect.

"He came to the school, I talked to him, he said he was really interested in me as a receiver. He said he hoped I could come to the Texas Tech campus real soon to see how the campus is and everything. He had told my high school coach, coach [DJ] Mann, and coach Mann told me he offered me, so I called him and that's how I got the offer."

Netherly thinks highly of Texas Tech and its ability to put players in the NFL.

"I know that it's a good school, real good at football. I don't know too much about Texas Tech, but when they offered me I really started thinking about the possibility of playing there. One of my big dreams is playing in the NFL and playing at the highest level you can be. I know Texas Tech sends a lot of players to the NFL so if I went there I could play in the NFL."

Netherly plans to take unofficials to Texas Tech and SMU this summer.

"Yes, sir. I know I'm visiting Tech for sure, SMU for sure, and maybe Louisiana-Lafayette or maybe BYU. I had an unofficial visit to A&M and fell in love with it so hopefully when I go on unofficials to Texas Tech and SMU maybe I'll fall in love with that school."

Netherly is in no hurry, as he has yet to start his junior year, but would like to commit by the end of next summer.

"I kind of want to know where I'm going, going into my senior year."

The wide receiver prospect holds offers from Kansas, Louisiana-Lafayette, Brigham Young, SMU, Texas Tech, and North Texas.

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