Oct 12, 2013; Lubbock, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders wide receiver Jace Amaro (22) rushes after catching a pass against the Iowa State Cyclones in the second half at Jones AT
One of the guys who was key in the success of Heisman Trophy Winner Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M is now the head football coach at Texas Tech, where the Red Raiders have really come on to the national scene and are forcing people to look twice at the program.
Top tight end prospect Jace Amaro, a junior for the Red Raiders, has really made a name for himself in 2013. As a sophomore in 2012, Amaro came on a bit with 409 yards and four touchdowns on just 25 catches, showing off his big play ability. In 2013, he’s absolutely gone beast mode, catching 56 passes for 742 yards and three touchdowns in the team’s first seven games.
Amaro is emerging this year along with fellow top tight end prospect Eric Ebron over at North Carolina, and both guys are well on their way to earning first round draft pick status. Amaro’s size at 6’5″ 260 pounds is more than ideal for the position, and he has the athletic ability to play both in line as well as lined up in the slot as a receiver.
This kid is an absolute mismatch in the passing game, and is exactly what teams in the NFL are looking for. He leads Texas Tech in catches and yards by a long shot, and it’s only a matter of time before those numbers turn into more touchdowns as well.
This is a prospect you are going to want to get to know. Here are some videos put together by the great folks at Draft Breakdown.