Jett Duffey experienced a taste of what it is like to be a Red Raider on game day and really enjoyed it.
The Mansfield Lake Ridge quarterback and Red Raider commit witnessed an intense game between Texas Tech and TCU which featured double-digit lead changes.
“My visit went extremely well,” Duffey said. “My favorite part was just being able to be with the team and stuff. They told me that they wanted to replicate a full game weekend and it was pretty fun being able to see the walkthroughs, see coach Kingsbury in action, see the preparation that they do, and be with the team the whole weekend.”
The stadium was filled with over 61,000 Texas Tech fans creating an electric atmosphere, which made Duffey “definitely” excited to eventually play in front of them.
“The atmosphere was crazy. It gave me goosebumps just hearing Raider Power being yelled throughout the entire stadium. The fan base is amazing,” he said.
Despite the 55-52 loss, Duffey said that Saturday’s game shows that they are a “top notch team” that is a completely new this season. A part of that could be attributed to head coach Kliff Kingsbury who really impressed Duffey this weekend.
He was able to sit in on a film session before the game and he said more than once that Kingsbury’s passion is what stood out to him the most.
“I just got to see how passionate he was and pump up the team and letting them know that he believes in them and that they have been working for this for a long time and he knows they can go out there and compete and wants it to take it to TCU,” Duffey said.
Duffey was one of many prospects that made the trip to Lubbock this weekend. He got to talk with fellow commits T.J. Vasher. Giovanni Pancotti, Houston Miller and 2017 four-star center prospect Jack Anderson. Duffey said they were a great group of guys and feels like they have all gotten closer.
Despite the awesome visit, Duffey is focused on his senior season and “aiming for a ring.” Through five games he has thrown for 742 yards and seven touchdowns and has rushed for 469 yards, averaging over eight yards per carry, and five more scores.
Duffey said he wants to come back to Lubbock for another game, but has not certain of when that might be.