Dwain Price from the Star Telegram is reporting that Mike Leach has told Michael Crabtree to stay with the Red Raiders for another year. Leach argues that another year at Texas Tech will make him a more polished prospect.
Probably wishful thinking on Leach's behalf. Crabtree's stock will never be higher as a double Biletnikoff winner and a double All-American. The talented receiver is seen as a shoe in to be a top 10 pick. With Graham Harrell leaving school and very little else for Crabtree or the Raiders to achieve next year it's almost a certainty that he will head for the draft.
It was reported here that Crabtree said he would not consider the NFL in 2009. The quotes seemed a little distant at the time and he has since admitted here that he had 'nothing to prove' after winning a second Biletnikoff.
Will Crabtree declare? He has until the 15th January to make that decision.