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OL Kievan Myers Surprised by Texas Tech Offer

Texas Tech was the first of several colleges to offer Dallas (TX) Bishop Dunne's Kievan Myers a scholarship recently. Raider Power caught up with the 2018 offensive lineman to discuss the Red Raiders and his overall recruitment.

Texas Tech offered 2018 offensive lineman Kievan Myers in January after discovering him while on a visit to Dallas (TX) Bishop Dunne High School during the open contact period. Tech has since changed offensive line coaches from Lee Hays to Brandon Jones, but Myers remains a priority for the coaching staff.

Myers discussed how the offer went down.

"I got the offer back in January. I had talked to the wide receivers coach, and he said they would be back later. He called the offensive line coach who came up to the school before school was out. He was telling me they had a lot of interest in me and wanted me to play for their program. He wanted me to do a little squat to see how flexible I was."

The offer - his first from any college - came as a total surprise to the offensive lineman. 

"I got home that night and talked to my coach and he wanted to know why I hadn't put it on Twitter. I didn't know they had offered me, so I was just really excited. I called my mom and dad and told them, then I called everybody else and posted it on Twitter. It was my first offer ever."

Myers shared his thoughts on the Texas Tech coaching staff. 

"They were very nice, very outgoing. The offensive line coach, he showed me a lot of love. I really thank him for giving me the opportunity to play for their program. After I got Texas Tech, I got UTSA and West Virginia."

A Pac-12 school may be close to offering and would be the third Power Five program to extend an offer to the 6-foot-4, 325-pound offensive guard.

"Washington, they're showing me a lot of interest. They send me tons of mail, but I haven't talked to any coaches in person or on the phone."

Myers talked about his interest in Texas Tech.

"I know that they're building back up to the program that they used to be. They're trying to get young, good athletes to help them build up and they want athletes from Texas to build it up because it's our home."

Does Myers have a timeline in place for making a decision?

"I will probably commit after my senior season is officially over." 

Myers holds offers from Colorado State, Texas Tech, UCF, UTSA, and West Virginia. He is receiving interest from Baylor, Colorado, Oregon State, Ohio State, SMU, and Texas A&M. 

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