"It's really going to help our passing game a lot," said Kade Clayton. "And it will help us get ready for the heat."
But the 6-foot, 180-pound 2014 receiver hasn't exactly been spending his summer indoors. Clayton attended a Texas Tech camp in Dallas, a TCU camp at TCU, and performed well for Oklahoma coaches when they held a session in Tyler.
"I would say that I liked the Oklahoma camp the best," Clayton said. "I worked with Coach [Jay] Norvell, their wide receivers coach and met all the coaches there. They really seemed to like me a lot."
Clayton, who runs a legitimate mid-to-high 4.5-second 40-yard dash, won 110-meter hurdles and the 300-meter hurdles at the TAPPS state track meet. But he's more than just straight-lined fast, according to Norvell.
"He said he really liked how quick my feet were," Clayton said.
Clayton played running back a year ago, but will focus on his position as a wide receiver this year, though he could certainly still get some carries here or there. And he said he would be going both ways, playing middle linebacker as well.
"When I was little, I really liked Texas Tech," Clayton said. "But that was probably just because their jerseys were cool. I'm really not sure who I like most now."