Mahomes And Cantrell’s Connection Extends Beyond Texas Tech

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By: Blain Bradley (@blainbradley94)
September 29th, 2016

 

Patrick Mahomes was a three-star quarterback coming out of high school. Now, the Texas Tech QB has earned the highest praise from the likes of guys like Lou Holtz, and some even throw his name in the Heisman hat.

Dylan Cantrell was a three-star wide receiver coming out of high school. Now, he’s a top target for Mahomes, and has helped the TTU with his three touchdown catches this season. The two Red Raiders have a past connection. Both played at Whitehouse (Whitehouse, TX).

Mahomes picked up football in the seventh grade, and built a strong bond with Cantrell in high school. Mahomes is the starter at Texas Tech, but he might not have been apart of Kliff Kingsbury’s team if it wasn’t for Dylan Cantrell. Cantrell was highly recruited by Texas Tech, but Mahomes only garnered interest from schools like Rice and North Texas. Kingsbury saw what Mahomes could be and brought him on. It paid off in a major way.

Mahomes doesn’t have a traditional top target now that Jakeem Grant is gone to the NFL, but he has chemistry with Cantrell. It’s hard to not love throwing to a 6-foot- 3 target. Cantrell is a threat in the end zone and Mahomes is well aware of that. He may be putting up traditional Tech quarterback numbers, but he’s far from your traditional quarterback. It’s impressive that he has thrown for 14 touchdowns and only two interceptions. It’s the chemistry with guys like Cantrell that have helped Mahomes get to this point.

Texas Tech takes on Kansas tonight in college football’s Thursday Night game.

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