With National Signing Day 2017 in the books, eyes are turning towards 2018 and beyond to 2019 as schools evaluate the young, upcoming talent across the nation. Several schools have extended verbal offers to 2019 prospects already, and one top Texas Tech target who has reeled in multiple Power Five offers already is Theo Wease, Jr. of Allen (TX) High School.
"Washington State offered me, and then I got Texas and Baylor and some more the other day. I'm hearing from LSU a little bit and more from some of the other SEC schools."
Wease, who was offered even before Texas Tech hosted its first 2016 satellite camp last June, is Texas Tech's top priority at receiver. Despite the flood of offers, Tech is still in good shape with the Metroplex 4-star.
"Just coach Jones, like I said before, he treats me like his son. We've been talking about me coming out, seeing the campus. I am for sure going up there this spring."
Texas Tech had a very successful season last year on offense led by Kliff Kingsbury, finishing 5th in the nation in scoring offense and No. 1 overall in passing offense (the second-place team, Louisiana Tech, posted nearly a hundred yards less per game). Wease was asked if he saw any Texas Tech games last season despite being busy on the gridiron for the Eagles.
"Oh yeah, of course! Air Raid offense, I love it. I like how the receivers are strong and physical, quick in and out of their breaks. I could see myself as a Texas Tech receiver one day, because of how they play and coach Jones showing me how the system is."
How does Texas Tech's offense differ from Allen's?
"I see that we have more of a power set offense. Texas Tech has more of a spread, they like to spread the ball and hand off here and there. We run the ball to set up the pass, and I feel like Tech throws the ball to set up the run. That's why they run that spread offense."
Wease discussed how the route trees differ between college and the high school game.
"Honestly, I think the routes are just deeper. Similar concepts. At Allen, it would be a 15-yard comeback and Texas Tech runs 20-yard comebacks. Just things like that."
Where exactly does Texas Tech stand with the 2019 Scout300 member?
"Yeah, they're in the top."
Aside from Texas Tech, four Big 12 schools and an SEC school are standing out the most to Wease right now.
"Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Texas, Baylor, and TCU. That's pretty much it."
Another SEC program is close to offering the sophomore as well.
"Texas A&M, I think they might be."
Wease was asked about a timeline for making his decision.
"The last time you asked me this, I said summer before my senior year, but I don't know. It could change."