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Former Steele QB trying to make his mark at Tech

True freshman and former Steele QB standout Xavier Martin finished 4-of-7 for 48 yards for Texas Tech, while also adding a 15-yard scamper on his opening drive in last weekend's scrimmage. (Courtesy: Texas Tech media relations)

LUBBOCK - If everything breaks right, San Antonio QBs will take over major college football next year.

You've got Reagan's Kellen Mond in College Station, one of the two locals at UTSA, and Xavier Martin from Steele at Texas Tech.

The Red Raiders had their first open scrimmage on Saturday and Martin showed off his dual threat skills. He's one of three guys competing for the spot left open by Patrick Maholmes. True freshman Xavier Martin finished 4-of-7 for 48 yards while also adding a 15-yard scamper on his opening drive.

Martin enrolled early to get a head start, but coach Kliff Kingsbury says the decision will be tough for all the wrong reasons.

"Not bad, gotta study work, offense operation is complex, but they're new and don't understand how hard it is to play quarterback at Texas Tech," Kingsbury said. "They did well, flashes but as far as signals - they have a long way to go."

We don't know when Tech will name their starter, but their spring game is at the Star in Frisco, where the Dallas Cowboys practice, on Saturday.


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