HOUSTON — Preston Wilson has started nine games for Oklahoma State’s center this season, bringing his career starts to 21. Preston may not be the last Wilsons offensive to anchor his line in the Big 12.
Sheridan Wilson made quite the impression on offensive line coach Stephen Hamby this fall at Texas Tech. The Argyle alum has yet to play in the Tech game, but in the second half of the season he moved to No. 2 center on the depth chart notable as a true freshman.
“He surprised me more than anyone in my freshman class for a long time,” Humby said after the Red Raiders’ Christmas Day practice at the Texas Bowl. Exciting.
Wilson is listed by Tech as 6 feet 5,285 pounds. His future may not be him in 2023. He’s set to be his sophomore player in college next season, and Tech his coach Joey McGuire said Saturday when spring practice begins with this year’s starter Dennis Wilburn moving to right guard. , said Sturtz would be the first choice.
But when Wilson’s time comes, the Red Raiders will trust him.
“I never saw him do anything other than football,” Humby said. Simple, easy input. “
The brothers’ father, John Wilson, was a four-year starter under Pat Dye at Auburn.
Both Wilson brothers attended college programs in other line positions. Preston Wilson has started 12 games at Oklahoma State over the past two years at left guard, right guard and right tackle, before taking over center this season. When Tech signed Sheridan Wilson last winter, McGuire said he was a tackle that could guard inside, but he didn’t mention center.
Humby said he picked it up because “he’s a football player” and someone who “eats, sleeps and breathes football.”
Currently, Wilson is working on game preparations for Unit 1 and Unit 2. The other true freshman offensive linemen, like most true freshman offensive linemen, are scouts on his team.
When Wilburn had to leave the clinic to meet the medical staff for the cut, Humvee said Wilson “came in and ran with (the first unit) and didn’t see much of a difference.
“So his future is very bright.”
behind the movement
Come spring, Tech will switch starting tackles to Caleb Rogers and Monroe Mills. Rogers goes left to right and Mills goes right to left.
Humby cited multiple reasons: Rodgers started all 13 games last season at right tackle, and Mills was consistent in his first season at Tech, playing left at his previous college stop, Oklahoma State. I spent time training tackles.
“It’s kind of a thought process,” Humby said. “Let’s move Caleb back to his natural position on the right and move Monroe to the left.
“Plus, we all have right-handed quarterbacks, so we put the biggest anchor (Mills) there. He’s a hillbilly, but he’s strong in the country now.”
Two of Humvee’s most prized young linemen, guard Jacoby Jackson and tackle Ty Buchanan, made their first career starts this season. Jackson his 5th and Buchanan his 1st. Both are freshmen in red shirts.
Humby said Jackson’s next step is to develop his maturity and play at a higher level for a longer period of time.
“If only he could get out of his head,” Humby said. It tells you what’s between your ears and how to remove it. If he pulls it off, we’re talking about a really, really good player. “
Humvee was amazed at Buchanan’s athleticism and flexibility, while Jackson was six to six years old and weighed nearly 340 pounds.
“It’s pretty impressive for a vegetarian to have him actually use his hands to lock you in,” Hamby said, alluding to Buchanan’s diet. and if it all clicks, it’s going to be a problem for the whole country, honestly.”
Williams returns to Matthews
Starting cornerback Rayshad Williams and backup linebacker Tillike Matthews were padded and took part in a full Sunday practice open to the media at Rice’s indoor facility.
Williams is likely recovering from a groin muscle strain and Matthews is likely recovering from a calf strain, likely dates for the Red Raiders’ Texas Bowl against Wednesday’s game against Mississippi.
Both were running on the sides instead of the pads for the Red Raiders’ first onsite practice in Houston on Saturday.
Many high school coaches attended Tech’s Christmas Day workouts. Among them is Tech Associate Head Coach Kenny Perry, who he knows from John Kay, five-time state champion Galena Park North Shore head coach, and his two-time state champion Argyle. I pointed out that there are people coaches.
“Joey has done a good job of getting the whole state of Texas to understand that we are a high school-based program,” said Perry. Pretty special. “
Who: Texas Tech vs. Mississippi
what: texas bowl
when: Wednesday at 8 p.m.
where: NRG Stadium, Houston
record: Texas Tech 7-5, Mississippi 8-4
Ranking (CFP/AP/Coach Vote): All technologies are unranked.Mississippi Unranked/Votes/Votes
line: Mississippi 3 1/2