Hucks initially signed with Air Force on National Signing Day last February, but will now transfer to Texas Tech as a walk-on.
“You know, I grew up and was born and raised in Lubbock, so I’ve always loved Tech and it’s always been a dream school of mine. Air Force was my only major D1 offer and so in the end I kind of got greedy and just went with the money," Hucks said. "After getting up to Air Force I realized that I rushed the decision and didn’t really take in to consideration all of what it meant to be in the military. I’d much rather be back home in Lubbock, closer to my family in San Angelo.”
Since Hucks had not enrolled in classes at Air Force and was just participating in basic training and football practice, he will not loose any eligibility and can play right away.
During his senior year at San Angelo Central the 5-foot-11, 185-pound athlete played quarterback. He passed for 3,070 yards and 32 touchdowns and rushed for 1,339 yards and 22 scores.
Texas Tech coaches Eric Morris and Kliff Kingsbury recruited Hucks throughout his senior year and were interested in him playing slot receiver. After what he proved he could do at quarterback they are letting him come in and try both positions.
“I know they are going to let me try out for both and depending on how the quarterback situation pans out, that will be the ultimate decider. They said initially I’m going to be running quarterback and slot but once things get going they’ll decide where they want me for sure,” Hucks said.
Where would Hucks rather play?
“I’d love to play quarterback but anytime the ball is in my hands and I’m scoring touchdowns I’m perfectly content,” he said.Although Hucks says his experience at quarterback gives him an advantage no matter what position he ends up playing. Specifically, the ability to read defenses and break down the coverage will help him in the slot.
The Lubbock native could not be more familiar with Texas Tech football. He was there, and stormed the field when Texas Tech upset Texas in 2008. He was there when Texas Tech upset West Virgina. One of his favorite Texas Tech memories was meeting and playing catch with Danny Amendola, who was dating his babysitter’s friend when he played at Texas Tech.
“I’m super excited to be back,” Hucks said. “Lubbock is an amazing place, has some amazing people there and the tradition behind Texas Tech football is just a real awesome deal to me. I’m ready to come in and do what I can to get the Red Raiders back on track to the way things used to be.”