Longview TE Talks Tech and Top 5

Recently caught up with Longview tight end, Tate Casey, and he shared some information on Texas Tech's shot to secure his signature as well as how his top five is shaping up.

Having reminded him that the last time we spoke he had Texas and Miami tops on his list with Texas Tech and LSU right behind, Casey said, "I guess I feel about the same. But I'd have to say Arkansas has moved up a little bit...they've moved into my top five."

So what's the story on Tech?

"I'm just sittin' back and waiting to see how they do during the season," Casey revealed. "Want to see if they can do some damage in the Big 12 like they have the last couple of years. They do that, we'll see what happens."

According to the 6-6 skyscraping tight end, early playing time is one of the advantages the Red Raiders have over everybody else.

"I'm not sure how many guys they have, but don't think they have many like Mickey Peters and I don't think they've recruited any like that," Casey said.

Essentially, after Peters departs, he sees a glaring need at the tight end position and could fill that void.

"Coach Bedenbaugh and Coach Holgorsen are the Tech coaches who've recruited me," Casey said.

Casey also said that they're working very hard on him and he appreciates their commitment to him.

So does Texas Tech really have a shot?

Appears they do. Looks like the success they enjoy this season is arguably the most important factor in their quest to sign the state's No. 34-rated player. Baseball looms, of course, but that will be well after National Signing Day '04.

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