After breaking the single-season receiving yards record for a tight end last night in the Holiday Bowl and earning unanimous All-American status, Texas Tech junior Jace Amaro is declaring for the NFL Draft.
Jace Amaro turning pro. Had a great year. Wish him all the best.
— Blayne Beal (@BlayneBeal) December 31, 2013
His announcement comes in the wake of Tech’s 37-23 win over No. 14 Arizona State in San Diego, where Amaro caught eight passes for 112 yards, bringing his single-season total to 1,352 receiving yards, a new FBS record.
Amaro is projected as a first-round pick and it isn’t hard to see why. Who wouldn’t want a 6-5/260 animal who runs like a gazelle and hits like a train? His numbers, highlights and post-season accolades speak for themselves.
Ultimately this is the best decision for everyone involved. Good for Amaro, good for Texas Tech and good for whatever team drafts him. He’ll make money, Tech will earn recognition and Kingsbury will have something to sell recruits.
Guns up, Jace! Thanks for being a Red Raider.