November 9, 2010

Robertson impressed with fans, facilities in Lubbock

Longview (Texas) wide receiver LaDarrin Robertson was in Lubbock last weekend to see the Red Raiders get their fifth win of the season against Missouri. The 2011 Tech commit left West Texas impressed by the enthusiasm around the program.

"It was a great trip. The whole thing was a lot of fun and you can tell that a lot of people are excited about the future of Texas Tech football. I'm glad that I'm going to get to be a part of it really soon."

Robertson arrived on Saturday afternoon and was given a tour of a few of Tech's newly renovated facilities by assistant coach Sam McElroy.

"I got there and Coach McElroy showed me around some. I got to go in and see the locker rooms and training facilities. They were really nice," Robertson said. "I was able to visit with some of the other coaches and players, too. It was a cool deal getting to see what kind of goes on before a game. The facilities at Tech are as cool as any I've gotten to see. Since they've redone a lot of their stuff recently it's all looking really nice."

The 6-foot-3, 215-pounder was impressed with the atmosphere at the Jones on Saturday. He was able to watch the game with a few other Tech commits, as well as spending some time in conversation with a prospect who is currently high on Tech's radar.

"I hooked up with Michael Brewer and Jace Amaro and hung out with those guys during the game. It was a great game and a lot of fun," he said. "The place was crazy, man. The fans were going nuts and getting really into it. You could tell that the team had a lot of support from the city. I'm glad Tech was able to pull it out in the end and get a really nice win over a good Missouri team."

"I got to meet some of the other guys who were there as well," he said. "I got to talk with Jeremy Reynolds from North Carolina. I also got to talk with Devin Gaulden from Ft. Lauderdale. He was really liking Tech and I think they helped themselves a lot with him. I know he has some other visits he's going to take, but he was really high on them after the game Saturday."

Aside from Tech, Robertson said that he's been hearing from Arizona and TCU the most lately, and will likely not make an official visit to Lubbock until after the season is done. He committed to Texas Tech in July over offers from Baylor, Illinois, and Louisiana Tech. He's also been shown interest by Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, and Texas A&M.

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