Tuesday afternoon, it was announced that Texas A&M Tight End Baylor Cupp committed to play for the Red Raiders this season after entering the transfer portal.
Coming out of high school, he was the No. 53 prospect nationally, No. 1 tight end, and No. 8 prospect in the state of Texas according to 247Sports Composite.
Cupp attended Brock High School, wherein two seasons would rack up 943 yards and 12 touchdowns! He had committed to A&M in 2018 where he was the number one ranked Tight End in the country!
You put on his tape and the first thing that stands out is his height. He stands at 6’7 and despite being that big he can flat-out run! Once he gets in the open field, he has really good breakaway speed to get away from defenders!
Cupp did struggle the first two years at A&M with injuries that kept him sidelined for the duration of the 2019 season with a broken ankle and did not see much work in 2020 due to Covid.
In 2021 he did see the field a little more but still could not find the playing time he was hoping for, being behind Jaden Wydermyer, who could potentially be an NFL Draft Pick this year.
Cupp will have three years of eligibility remaining when he joins the Red Raiders.
With the addition of Kupp, Texas Tech now has two Tight Ends standing at over 6’5 with Cupp at 6’7 and Mason Tharp at 6’9. So, let’s just say whoever the starting quarterback is this season for the Red Raiders, they will have some big targets to throw to.
With both Cupp’s and Tharp’s athletic abilities, look for Offensive Coordinator Zach Kittley to find different ways to put the ball in their hands.
He is not one-dimensional either, if you need him to block, he will block, and that will be key in this offense is having Tight Ends that can not only catch the ball but block in the run game as well!
Joey McGuire continues to be a magician in recruiting and the roster is starting to show the difference he is making.
Look for Cupp to make an immediate impact this season, and he stays healthy, I think he and Tharp could be considered as one of the best TE duos in not only the big 12 but the entire country!
Cupp’s size and speed should become a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses and look for Kittley to use that to his advantage.
Another big-time get by McGuire and his staff heading into the summer as spring ball comes to a close. Expect Cupp to get to Lubbock right away to acclimate himself with his teammates and the playbook.
Tech fans should be excited to have him in Lubbock and should be very optimistic about the possibilities of this offense and the places it can go.
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