Baron Batch: Tech Commit Can Flat Out Fly

Midland RB Baron Batch who is going to state in the 100 meters for a shot to win the gold, is one fast dude. Recently ending the suspense in favor of the Texas Tech, the 5-9.5, 180-pound athlete visited with us about that, and more, not to mention received and accepted an invite to the All-American combine…

Baron Batch, who was sporting offers from "Duke, Houston, Northwestern and Purdue," said being close to home and getting a shot to play early were the primary factors in his decision.

He later added, "Tech is contending in the Big 12 and I hope when I get there I can help them win a Big 12 championship."

Midland head coach Tyler Yenzer also weighed in on his thoroughbred.

"He's 5-10, and was up to 192 pounds before track season started, so he's a little lighter than that now," Yenzer said, "But he is strong. In our lift-a-thon, Baron benched 300 pounds 10 times!

"Then you look at his speed, he has won district and regionals in the 100 meters and now he's going to state, so we're proud of him."

Kid's best in the 100 meters this year was a 10.37.

The Red Raiders dig speed in their wide-open attack and the West Texas standout definitely fits the bill.

"And, we do a lot of Texas Tech stuff," Yenzer added. "We're in the shotgun a lot and he's a one-back type. Of course, we do some two-back, and run out of the I, so he can do that too. He's a pretty good all-around back. We also go without a ‘back, or empty, and split ‘em out and let him get it."

Kid rushed for almost 1,000 yards and recorded another 437 yards receiving.

Academics: 3.1 Core GPA; Took SAT this past Saturday.

Asked if there was anything the Top 100 candidate wanted to pass along to Red Raider fans, Batch -- very personable, yet humble -- said, "Tell ‘em to throw up their Guns Up!."

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