With National Signing Day around the corner Lubbock Cooper defensive end Kirby Vinson is mulling over all of his options, which includes the Red Raiders.
Right before the holiday break Vinson got a call from offensive coordinator Eric Morris, who offered him a preferred walk on spot but added that a scholarship offer is possible in the future.
Vinson then heard from Texas Tech’s new defensive line coach Kevin Patrick, who he was familiar with from when Patrick was at North Texas. It was only the day after Patrick received the job that he contacted Vinson.
“I just think they are great guys. I really like them for as much as I know them, like as a person I think they are great coaches. Someone that could help me become who I want to be as a man, and as a player.”
The Red Raiders are not the only ones going after the 6-foot-2, 240-pound defensive end. Vinson has received an offer from Navarro Junior College and said he is talking to Texas State, Texas A&M Commerce and plans to visit Blinn Junior College on the 23rd.
Vinson, the 2015 District 4-5A Defensive MVP, also gained attention from Dave Campbell’s Football magazine, where he earned a spot on their Subway Super Team, which honors the brightest stars in Texas high school football.
Although, Vinson grew up around Texas Tech, and many of his family members are Red Raiders. He said Texas Tech is “probably one of my best options right now”, but is considering junior college because it gives him an opportunity to be “re-recruited and coached up.”
“I know they have a great program,” he said. “I’ve grown up around Tech and Tech fans, they have been part of my life ever since I was little.”
Vinson said it is likely that he will wait until National Signing Day to make his final decision on where he will play at the next level.