Texas Tech is anticipated to take a large defensive line class in 2018 after only taking one defensive lineman this past Signing Day. They got started early during the pre-National Signing Day open contact period with several offers being extended to 2018 defensive lineman by Texas Tech.
One offer that went out was to 2018 Scout300 prospect Bobby "Tre" Brown, of Arlington Lamar. The 6-foot-4, 270-pound four-star is rated as the No. 2 interior D-line prospect in the state, and discussed his offer from Texas Tech.
"Yes sir! That was a way to start off the day. I was going to come out for a camp and visit, but I had found out my grandma got cancer. She's doing better now and just has three more chemotherapy sessions left. Honestly, the offer from Texas Tech surprised me. I had been in contact with them, but it hadn't been very active. It would be here and there."
Brown is looking forward to hearing more from Texas Tech, mainly due to its proximity to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
"I was very surprised, but it's something I'm going to look into because I do plan on staying around or in Texas. I'm not really planning on going far because my mom says she's planning on staying in Texas. I'm really looking for schools that are less than eight hours away."
The defensive lineman discussed his past season with Lamar.
"We went 5-5, didn't make the playoffs. The last game was against our rival, Martin, to determine whether we made the playoffs and we lost by a touchdown or something like that. Bowie, Mansfield, Martin, and Arlington High are all in our district."
Brown talked about his plans for this offseason.
"I want to leave a legacy at this school, because it's the school I'm going to graduate from. But I want to leave my mark. I was always a team guy, so I'm working on being a better team player and a better brother to my teammates. I also want to better myself as a player to help the team and develop as a leader."
The junior was asked whether any schools are standing out to him.
"I would like to keep that to myself. No offense, but my dad told me to start doing that until I start doing my own research and not just going to schools."
No junior day visits are in the plans for Brown, who is focused on his high school's wrestling team.
"This spring, no sir. I'm busy with wrestling, so probably not. The last one I was going to be able to go to was OU, but I wasn't able to go to that because I had a tournament that Saturday. I'm trying to win state."
Former defensive line coach Kevin Patrick extended the offer to Brown while stopping by the school to check him out in person.
"We didn't really talk that much, he had just came and asked me how school was going. He told me who he was and everything, how much he wanted me. I asked if he was going to offer me and he told me I had to go talk to my coaches. It was my football period, and we had to start moving stuff into our indoor facility, so I didn't really see him after that."
Coach Patrick has left Texas Tech for North Carolina State, but his departure doesn't impact Brown's thoughts on Texas Tech at all.
"Well no sir, because I didn't really get to know him."
Brown was asked about a timeline for making his decision.
"My mom just told me to wait it out. Schools are going to come, and they're always going to have something different. I just need to wait it out and see what I have. It's always good to have options."
Brown, the No. 128 in the 2018 Scout300, holds offers from Baylor, Houston, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech.