Red Raiders working to build receiving core - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Red Raiders working to build receiving core

Eric Ward (Source: Texas Tech Athletics) Eric Ward (Source: Texas Tech Athletics)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The Red Raiders have been hard at work behind closed doors determining who their receiving core will be.

Texas Tech will have a few receivers who should stand out this season. Eric Ward is on the pre-season Belitnikoff Award watch list, which is given to the best receiver in the country.

Jace Amaro is arguably the best tight end in the nation when he is on his game. Outside of those two, there are some questions about who will step up.

Co-Offensive Coordinator and Wide Receivers Coach Sonny Cumbie talked about his guys:

"We have Eric Ward coming back and we all know about him and what he has done the past couple of years. We would really like him to build off of those years he's had. Behind him, it's really an unknown. We have about four guys that are going to fight it out to see who can back him up."

The Red Raiders have some talented young players that look to break out in 2013:

Jakeem Grant is a speedy slot type receiver that had 32 receptions a year ago. Bradley Marquez, who played in six games a year ago before suffering a season-ending knee injury, has had a solid camp and the coaches are impressed by where he is at this point. He was on pace for a very productive season before the injury. Reginald Davis has also shown sparks thus far in camp and has great potential if he can be more consistent and mentally tough.

Sophomore Quarterback Michael Brewer talked about the receiving talent:

"All those guys Eric [Ward], Jakeem [Grant], Jace [Amaro], including Bradley [Marquez] who just got back and we have a solid two deep behind them. It's going to be fun. All those guys are coming back with a lot of experience."

The coaching staff knows that every receiver on this team can catch the ball. What will set them apart will be what they are doing while the ball isn't coming their way.

Copyright 2013 KCBD. All rights reserved.

  • SPORTSMore>>

  • Gabriela Talaba falls in Singles Sweet 16 match

    Gabriela Talaba falls in Singles Sweet 16 match

    Friday, May 25 2018 2:54 PM EDT2018-05-25 18:54:10 GMT
    Talaba (Source: Texas Tech Athletics)Talaba (Source: Texas Tech Athletics)
    Talaba (Source: Texas Tech Athletics)Talaba (Source: Texas Tech Athletics)

    Gabriela Talaba’s historic college career came to an end on Friday morning, as the Lady Raider senior fell in the NCAA Singles Sweet 16.

    Gabriela Talaba’s historic college career came to an end on Friday morning, as the Lady Raider senior fell in the NCAA Singles Sweet 16.

  • Extra Innings Playoff Scores: 5/24

    Extra Innings Playoff Scores: 5/24

    Thursday, May 24 2018 10:28 PM EDT2018-05-25 02:28:05 GMT
    Extra Innings (Source: KCBD Graphic)Extra Innings (Source: KCBD Graphic)
    Extra Innings (Source: KCBD Graphic)Extra Innings (Source: KCBD Graphic)

    Here is Pete with all of your high school baseball playoff scores

    Here is Pete with all of your high school baseball playoff scores

  • Texas Tech defeats Oklahoma State, 6-2; stays alive in Big 12 Tournament

    Texas Tech defeats Oklahoma State, 6-2; stays alive in Big 12 Tournament

    Thursday, May 24 2018 5:04 PM EDT2018-05-24 21:04:49 GMT
    (Source: KCBD Graphic)(Source: KCBD Graphic)
    (Source: KCBD Graphic)(Source: KCBD Graphic)

    Playing 12 hours after losing to TCU, the second-seeded Red Raiders eliminated second-seeded Oklahoma State 6-2 Thursday afternoon.

    Playing 12 hours after losing to TCU, the second-seeded Red Raiders eliminated second-seeded Oklahoma State 6-2 Thursday afternoon.

Powered by Frankly