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Notebook: Tech makes top lists, new QB prospects on the radar?

Tech makes top lists, QB commit impresses at camp, new QB prospects pop up on Tech's radar, and a basketball prospect is set to visit Lubbock in this week's Notebook.

Tech makes top lists

Two prospects, Louisiana cornerback Michael Lee and Texas offensive tackle Grayson Reed put Tech in their top lists of schools this past week. Tech made the top-five for Lee and the top-12 for four-star Grayson Reed.

Tech QB commit shines at Rivals camp

Texas Tech's signal caller for the 2017 class, Xavier Martin, participated in the Rivals Camp Series QB Challenge this past weekend in Dallas and turned some heads at the event.

Rivals recruiting analyst Adam Gorney had was impressed by Martin's mobility and had this to say about his final performance:

"Martin is listed as an athlete but he clearly could play quarterback at Texas Tech, where he’s committed, and be a good one. The three-star is mobile, throws well on the run, does an excellent job having the ball pop off his hand and it gets out quickly. The Cibolo (Texas) Steele standout can sit in the pocket and deliver passes to the left, right and center but seems at his best on the move."


Martin also took home the "Mobile Marksman" award at the QB Challenge.

New QBs on Tech's radar?

Martin is a solid Tech pledge and has stated in the past that the coaches have told him that he will be their only signal caller taken for the 2017 class. Texas Tech is low on numbers for the QB position, however and could take a second quarterback in the 2017 class if they feel the need is there.

Below are three new names that the Texas Tech coaches have been keeping in contact with as extra options:

Holt hasn't heard a lot from the Red Raiders, but it has been indicated to him that he is a prospect on their radar and has been invited to a few of their satellite camps in the summer. Holt also watched a Texas Tech bowl practice when Tech was in Houston to take on LSU. Holt was a 20-6A First Team All-District selection following his junior season.

The 6-foot-2 Powell has been talking with offensive coordinator Eric Morris. Morris and some other staff members hope to make a trip to Fayetteville in the spring to see Powell practice in person. Powell threw for 3,600 yards and 49 touchdowns last year with a 71% completion percentage.

The 6-foot-5 Lytle has been talking with offensive coordinator Eric Morris recently and has stated that the "mutual interest is strong" between the two parties.

From the Hardwood

Tech is set to host North Idaho college guard prospect Braian Angola-Rodas this weekend on an official visit. Rodas averaged 21.4 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game in 32 games this season for North Idaho.

Full stat sheet here.

Around the Big 12

-Oklahoma State added commit No. 4 this past week when Bixby (OK) defensive tackle Brendon Evers committed to the Cowboys. Evers also held offers from UTSA and Wyoming.