Sunday, January 13, 2013
4-star WR talks Wazzu visit; TTU next
By Damon Sayles
Four-star wide receiver Hunter Jarmon (Waco, Texas/Midway) admitted that he had a different idea of what Pullman, Wash., and Washington State looked like. In fact, what he envisioned was the exact opposite of what he saw on his official visit over the weekend.
Jarmon took in the Washington State environment and left Pullman with a new appreciation. His original plan was to meet one of his favorite coaches in Mike Leach, but he came away with much more.
“I was very impressed and shocked. I came in there thinking [Pullman] wasn’t too cold, in the middle of nowhere and nothing to do,” Jarmon said. “When they say it’s a college town, it’s truly a college town. The people everywhere are college students. I had a real good time.
“The players showed me around, and all my questions were answered immediately. That was really impressive to me. Of course, getting to meet Coach Leach face to face was an honor, too. I’ve been following him since he was coaching Graham Harrell and Michael Crabtree at Texas Tech.”
Freshman linebacker Jeremiah Allison was Jarmon’s player host. While at Washington State, Jarmon checked out the campus and the athletic facilities. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound receiver also had a chance to see some of the plays the offense runs.
“Their offensive scheme is really similar to my high school,” Jarmon said. “A lot of play calls and routes are the same, so I feel like I can come in and help the offense early.”
Jarmon has been a Texas Tech follower for years, and this week, he will take in the campus on an official visit. Jarmon said he’s looking forward to meeting both new head coach Kliff Kingsbury and new assistant coach Eric Morris, who formerly was on Leach’s staff at Washington State.
“I’m looking forward to seeing the town and what the campus is like,” he said. “Everybody is high on Coach Kingsbury, so I want to see what kind of man he really is. Coach Morris was at Washington State, so I’m looking to rekindle that relationship.”