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Red Raiders Daily: Clark named to Outland Watch List

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LeRaven Clark named to Outland Trophy Watch List

Clark joins a slew of Red Raiders who have been named to watch lists in the past week. Clark’s reputation continues to grow from last year’s honors. The Football Writers Association of America will trim down the 64 linemen to six or seven semi-finalists on November 20.

The Rockdale native bolstered the Red Raider offensive line a year ago, starting in all 13 games en route to earning All-Big 12 first team honors by the Associated Press and Athlon Sports.

Ryan Bustin has also been named to an award watch list

Kicker Ryan Bustin was named to the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award Watch List this week. Bustin is one of four Big 12 kickers recognized. The award committee will narrow the 34 kickers down to 20 semi-finalists on November six.

During his time at Tech, according to the release, Bustin was the first Tech player to be named a semifinalist for this same award during his 2012 season. He also set a new school record for field goals in a two-year career, 40, and he is ranked third nationally at the end of last season.

The last time a Tech kicker appeared on the watch list, according to the release, was in 2006 when Alex Trlica was recognized.

Breidon Fehoko was a top ten defensive player at Nike’s The Opening

Scout recognized Fehoko as one of the top ten defensive players at The Opening. Scout praised the Texas Tech commit for his ruthlessness.

The Red Raider commitment was the most vocal and fierce competitor from the defensive line group at the Linemen Challenge. He was quick in his first step, powerful in driving the blocker towards the quarterback and ruthless in his finishes. When opponents were preparing for his power rush, he showed good technique and lateral quickness for more wins.

Jarrett Stidham shined at the Elite 11 competition.

The future Texas Tech quarterback finished seventh at the Elite 11 on Thursday. Bleacher Report seems to think he’ll be a superstar in a matter of years. I know quite a few Red Raider fans who would have to agree with that.

At 6’3.5″ and 190 pounds, Stidham has great arm strength to get velocity on his throws. His accuracy has become impressive, plus the Texas Tech commitment’s vision, awareness and decision-making have become more steady.

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