Midland wide receiver McLane Mannix is receiving interest from Texas Tech, a place he has been interested in since he was a little kid.
The Texas Tech coaching staff made a stop at Midland last week to talk with the Midland coaching staff to talk about few of his players. Mannix was told he was apart of the conversation and that Texas Tech would be back.
The 5-foot-10, 178-pound receiver has been in contact with new special teams coach Joe Robinson for a month now, and exchanges direct messages via Twitter with him regularly. Mannix said they mainly just keep up with his track season and his advancement to area regionals.
Mannix ran the 100-meter dash in 10.90 seconds to advance to area regionals for the Bulldogs and his 40 time clocks in at 4.49. During his junior season Mannix hauled in 41 passes for 712 yards and eight touchdowns plus added 518 yards and four scores on the ground for Midland Christian before transferring to Midland High in January.
Mannix is very familiar with the Red Raiders. First is the obvious close proximity which he said he likes, plus his dad graduated from Texas Tech. He also added that he has watched them as a kid.
“I always like their offense growing up,” he said.
After the track season is over, Mannix plans to participate in spring football. He is expecting another visit from Texas Tech then so they can evaluate his talent in person. He is hoping an offer will come after that, but as of now it’s “still early in the process and no offer talks at this time.”
“I think I would be a good fit at Texas Tech and look forward to getting to know the coaching staff,” Mannix said.