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2019 QB Grant Gunnell to Camp with Texas Tech

Raider Power caught up with 2019 Houston St. Pius X quarterback Grant Gunnell for an update on an update on his recruitment and where he stands with Texas Tech.

Texas Tech has issued out several offers to prospects in the class of 2019, particularly on offense. One blue-chip recruit on radar for an offer has been hearing from Tech since the last spring evaluation period - four-star quarterback Grant Gunnell, of St. Pius X Academy in Houston.

"Yes sir. Last year, right before the summer, I was hearing from them. They wanted me to come to a camp so they could watch me throw, but I wasn't able to make it, so I'm probably going to go up to their camp this camp season."

Gunnell, who has a terrific frame at 6-foot-6, 205 pounds, received an offer from LSU recently.

"Coach Candidate came by the school, my coach called me and I talked to him for a little bit, and he let me know I had an offer from LSU. He said he was going to change the offense, and that it wasn't going to be like it was in the past."

Several other Power Five schools have extended offers to the 2019 Scout300 prospect.

"Florida's been talking to me a lot. Florida State told me I was their number one guy. I've been talking to A&M a lot too."

However, there are still a couple schools that Gunnell is interested in that haven't pulled the trigger just yet.

"I talked to coach Riley from Oklahoma and they haven't offered me yet. That's one school I like a lot that hasn't offered me, them and Tech."

Gunnell also picked up an offer from Oregon earlier this week. 

The blue-chip prospect discussed why he remains interested in Tech despite the flood of other offers. 

"I actually really like coach Kingsbury. He's a cool quarterbacks coach, I think. He really helps them out and builds the offense around them. The offense is fit for a quarterback, it helps the QB out."

Gunnell liked what the offense helmed by NFL Draft prospect Patrick Mahomes was able to do last season.

"I watched bits and pieces. I didn't really watch a full game, but I did watch parts. The offense is a lot like ours. We throw a lot just like them. I would love to look into it, actually, yeah. That's something I would want to do right away."

The sophomore discussed his playing style.

"I'm a pocket passer, but I'm athletic. I mean, I'm not a clubfooted quarterback, I can move if I need to. But I'm pass-first, yes sir."

Gunnell has close ties with talented 2019 prospects around the Greater Houston Area.

"I'm really close with Jalen Curry and Arjei Henderson. Arjei plays big and fast, he comes out of his cuts really fast and he has good hands too. He reminds me a lot about Odell Beckham, actually, when I was throwing to him."

Aside from the planned camp visit to Texas Tech, Gunnell has no other visit plans as of now and hopes to figure those out soon. 

"None right now, no sir. I'm probably going to set those up during the spring."

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