Is Baron Batch Still Looking Around?

There have been rumors floating around about Baron Batch possibly looking around at other schools. We caught up with him to hear what he had to say about the other schools pursuing him and his thoughts on the Cotton Bowl.

With the loss of Taurean Henderson after four very impressive years, the Red Raiders are looking to add one or two more running backs with this recruiting class. The #1 target to add to the young talent pool already on campus is Baron Batch out of Midland High School.

Batch committed to Tech back in May but has recently begun looking around a little to make sure Lubbock is the best place for him. He has already taken visits to Northwestern and Duke and had a few things to say about each school. "I liked Duke a lot. They are a great school with incredible academics. Northwestern was just cold." New Mexico State has also been recruiting him pretty hard and will most likely get him to come in for an official visit as well.

Most recruiting analysts project Baron as an all-purpose back at the collegiate level, which would put teams like Duke on the outside looking in, but the 4 star running back doesn't see it that way. "Whatever offense I go to I will be successful. We ran a lot of shotgun this year so I'm used to the spread offense, but we also did some power running as well."

Batch was able to catch the Cotton Bowl and watched the Red Raiders take on the Crimson Tide in a very close and physical game. "God must be an Alabama fan. I can't believe that kick went in." Another thing that stood out to Baron was the lack of touches by Taurean. "It was weird to me that Taurean (Henderson) only touched the ball 7 times. I have seen some of their other games and he had a lot more touches, so the coaches must have seen a weakness somewhere else, but 7 still seems really low."

The Texas Tech coaching staff will have a chance to solidify Baron's commitment soon as he will be taking his official visit to Lubbock next weekend.


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