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Texas Tech Adds Second OL Commit of the Day in Weston Wright

New Braunfels (TX) offensive lineman discusses his commitment to Texas Tech.

Texas Tech added its second commit of the day, and its seventh in the past week, when 2018 New Braunfels offensive tackle Weston Wright pulled the trigger on Texas Tech.

The 6-foot-5, 290-pound tackle was offered on his birthday by offensive line coach Brandon Jones.  

"Well, yesterday it kind of hit me in a moment of clarity that I had two options, and it was between Rice and Tech. And God showed me the way, and pointed me to Tech."

Wright, who was a first-team all-district selection in District 27-6A following last season, has developed a great relationship with his future coaching staff. 

"Coach Jones seems like he's a great coach. He seems like somebody who's firm, and a solid leader for that unit. Coach Kingsbury, I've met him in the past. He's a very charismatic leader and he can lead his guys to championships. I also had the chance to meet with a few of the other commits, I met one of the other commits a few days ago and he was a very impressive individual."

A satellite camp held at his high school close to two years ago introduced him to the Red Raider football program in-person. 

"My sophomore year, Texas Tech had their football camp come through New Braunfels and I attended that camp and got to connect with the previous O-line coach [Lee Hays]. While I was there, I actually learned a lot and met coach Kingsbury at that camp. He's kind of the legacy at this school just because he made it. He set the records at Texas Tech, went to the NFL, got a Super Bowl ring, went back to Texas Tech and became the youngest college coach. We're definitely proud to be able to say that coach Kingsbury came out of New Braunfels."

While he has not visited yet, an unofficial is in the works for the new commit. 

"I plan on heading up next month. It'll be good."

How does New Braunfels' offense compare to the aerial attack in Lubbock?

"The offense at New Braunfels is more option than what Texas Tech runs. Tech is definitely a quick-pass team and passing is their main attack. At New Braunfels, we like to keep it split evenly. We rely a lot on what we had last year, when we had three seniors who could all run the ball and a running quarterback. With Texas Tech, the offense relies more on the quarterback's ability and quick release, and extending the play. I'm looking forward to joining the type of O-line that Texas Tech cultivates."

Wright committed to Texas Tech over offers from Air Force, Army, New Mexico, Rice, and UTSA. He is receiving interest from Houston, Michigan State, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, and TCU, among others.

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