When very last observed in a Texas Tech football uniform, Myles Cost was bolting 70 yards down the dwelling sideline at Jones AT&T Stadium, scoring on an finish-around in the 2020 year finale in opposition to Kansas.
That was both equally a massive offer and not a large offer to Rate: A major offer in the perception that it was the longest touchdown of his university career. Not a large offer in that scoring touchdowns is what he does. He scored extra than 50 in substantial college.
With a complete time of university football below his belt, the Pink Raiders’ 5-foot-10, 177-pound slot receiver figures it truly is time to crank up the output once more. He’s taking pictures for at least 800 yards and 10 touchdowns this calendar year.
“Which is a minor in excess of a landing a video game, and just commencing there,” he said.
It is not farfetched that Selling price can place up such figures at some stage. His junior calendar year at The Colony, he caught 61 passes for 1,008 yards and 15 touchdowns, which experienced recruiters all above him, and in his senior 12 months, he caught 77 passes for 1,195 yards and 14 TDs.
That is not to point out his contributions as a receiver, return gentleman and defensive back. He’s usually been a soccer dynamo.
Taking part in his very first season of faculty soccer previous yr for Tech, Price caught 28 passes for 300 yards and 1 TD.
Now he’s additional relaxed in his environment.
“I am a ton more,” he said. “When I first obtained in this article, I was a small anxious. It’s my very first calendar year actively playing higher education soccer. But right after you’ve got played a few of games — I obtained to perform all period very last year — so it created me a large amount a lot more relaxed after I obtained out in this article, to be equipped to appear out and play soccer, play how I ordinarily engage in, just be me.”
Price had a 6-catch, 51-garden match at Kansas Condition, which include a go-in advance touchdown in the next fifty percent of a reduction, and registered career highs of seven receptions for 79 yards in a gain about West Virginia.
And he stayed healthy for the most element, a important thing to consider for 1 the smallest players on the field. Selling price took a very good shot at TCU that sticks out in his brain. At Iowa State, he suffered a stinger on a strike to his ideal shoulder and aggravated it in the exact sport.
He played in all but a person video game, even though.
Now he’ll be trying to set up himself and carve out additional enjoying time. The Purple Raiders’ inside receivers are an knowledgeable group, even though the two most seasoned — Dalton Rigdon and McLane Mannix — are coming off injuries that price tag both major stretches of the 2020 season.
Within receivers mentor Luke Wells is particularly impressed by what Mannix has proven in the 1st 7 days of preseason exercise.
“McLane Mannix is having a terrific camp,” Wells mentioned Wednesday. “Definitely proud of that kid. He is long gone through a great deal personal injury-clever from last year and he busted his butt this spring. He is had a excellent summertime. He’s one particular of the initial fellas you feel of. Myles Price and Dalton Rigdon, people men are executing a nice task.”
Price tag does not mind the opposition for actively playing time. He is advocating for all the Tech receivers, within and exterior alike. Erik Ezukanma on the exterior designed initial-workforce All-Significant 12 past yr, but the Red Raiders, Cost said, are a lot more than just their guide canine.
“You won’t be able to just important on one particular male,” he claimed. “We have 30 diverse dudes that can arrive out and make a play. You are not able to (say), ‘I’m repairing to come out right here and double EZ.’ Properly, you double EZ, we’ve received any person else which is repairing to consider it 80.”
Or perhaps 70, as Price tag did in his previous game previous period.
“I’m looking for more of that now this calendar year,” he mentioned.
Texas Tech declared Thursday that the team’s 2nd preseason scrimmage on Aug. 21 at Jones AT&T Stadium will be open up to supporters and media.
Leisure in the variety of inflatables and reside songs is prepared from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. that working day exterior the stadium, and the scrimmage is scheduled for 2 p.m.
All those in attendance also can sign-up to acquire four tickets to the Tech-Texas recreation in Austin or 4 tickets to the Tech-Oklahoma match in Norman with a $400 airline reward card as portion of each prize offer.
Admission is absolutely free. Admirers are asked to park in the west ton of Jones AT&T Stadium, enter Gate 1 at the southwest corner and sit on the west aspect.