Three-star OT to walk on at Texas Tech

Three-star offensive tackle Conner Grooms (Tyler, Texas/Robert E. Lee) confirmed on Saturday that he has agreed to be a preferred walk-on at Texas Tech.

Grooms considered an offer from Louisiana Tech, but he said an opportunity to play at Texas Tech meant the continuation of another one of his family members attending the Texas Tech. The 6-foot-4, 280-pound lineman will be competitive at the tackle spot next season.

“That’s where my whole family has gone for generations,” Grooms said of Tech. “Both my dad’s parents, my parents and one of my brothers have all graduated from Tech, and I have another brother who’s a freshman there right now.”

Ranked No. 45 among offensive tackles nationally, Grooms also had offers from Memphis, Houston, Kansas and UTSA. He is ranked No. 62 among players in Texas.