LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -
Jace Amaro is preparing for his first NFL Training Camp with the New York Jets on Monday.
In the meantime, he’s spending his final few off days back in Lubbock.
Wednesday morning, Amaro was at the Pancake House on Avenue Q, signing autographs and hanging out with excited Texas Tech fans.
"It's awesome. There's not a day that goes by that I don't miss it (Lubbock),” Amaro said. “I miss all my buddies up here and all my friends. The coaches especially. Just going up there (Texas Tech facilities) and working out with them these past couple days has just really brought back a lot of great memories. It's always good to go back and be welcomed here, especially with all these great fans that we have here."
The former Red Raider tight end was a 2nd round draft pick by the Jets back in May. He’s excited about getting his pro career started and is already earning high praise.
“The coaches there have told me I have a great chance to be a great player,” Amaro said. “I struggled a little at the beginning of mini-camp but I caught on at the end and the coaches took notice. Going into training camp I feel a lot more prepared.”
Despite no longer suiting up for the Red Raiders, Amaro plans to keep a close eye on his former teammates and expects big things for the coming Texas Tech football season.
"I’ll be watching every single game,” Amaro said. “Texas Tech is definitely on the rise with coach Kingsbury so I'm really excited to see what he has to offer I think they have a great chance to have a great season."