Texas Tech extended an offer at receiver earlier this week by moving on standout 2019 wide receiver, Trejan Bridges. The Lewisville (TX) Hebron receiver talked about how the offer went down.
"I sent coach Jones my grades from this semester and last fall and gave him a call. He was asking about how I was doing, what was going on. He said they don't usually offer young pups like me, as a 2019, but he said they're looking for a 2019 to join the family, and I said, 'you got one right here, coach,' and he said, 'awesome, because you've just been offered by all of our staff and have the option to go to Texas Tech University.'"
The early offer took Bridges by surprise.
"It humbles me. It relieves a whole bunch of stress from thinking that my mom doesn't have to pay for anything for college. Knowing that I can play at the next level of football and doing what I love, I don't know, it just really humbled me and I can't thank anybody else but God."
The 6-foot-3, 174-pound sophomore wideout enjoys a close relationship with Texas Tech's outside receivers coach.
"We talk about each other's families, how they're doing, we talk about basketball, how he picks up his son from school. We've just built a great relationship. I hit him up all the time asking how he's doing, how my Raider Family is, how we're doing up there for spring, how we're looking. We just keep that bond between us."
Bridges, who professes he has Texas Tech high on his list, is operating on a shorter timeline than other 2019 prospects.
"You know, probably by the end of spring or junior year I'm pretty sure I might commit."
The Metroplex prospect talked about why the Red Raiders stand out to him.
"Not just how they sling the ball or their offense. When I first went down to Lubbock, I was welcomed by Texas Tech. I felt loved when I went down there, even if they weren't going to offer me that day or anything. When I first walked into the room to get the VIP pass or whatever, I just felt welcomed by everybody. When I went to the field, I talked to coach Jones, I talked to every coach, I talked to a player. The environment out there, how they warmed up before the games. I just think Texas Tech is a great school and they have great people there."
Once committed, Bridges plans on being a leader in his recruiting class and attracting some other top DFW talent towards Lubbock.
"Probably do a lot more than I am now. Reach out to some of the guys that stand out to me, hit up the top athletes and tell them it's Raider Family around here. Some of the guys I train with. Most likely I'm going to do a lot to get who I know to come join the Raider Family."
Though the Hebron receiver already visited Texas Tech for the UT game last year, he plans on taking another trip this spring to spend more time with the coaching staff.
"I'm actually coming up for their Junior Day, I believe, on March 4th."
Trejan Bridges, who holds offers from BYU and Texas Tech, reports interest from Arkansas, Colorado, Colorado State, Florida, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, SMU, and TCU, among others.