High school notebook: Millwood's Cameron Batson picks Texas Tech

Weekend visit for the Red Raiders' spring football game cemented decision.
by Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: April 21, 2013
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photo - HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Millwood's Cameron Batson runs towards the sidelines as Hennessey's Levi Hill (16) chases during the Class 2A semifinals between Millwood and Hennessey in Yukon, Saturday, December 3 2011. PHOTO BY HUGH SCOTT, FOR THE OKLAHOMAN ORG XMIT: KOD
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Millwood's Cameron Batson runs towards the sidelines as Hennessey's Levi Hill (16) chases during the Class 2A semifinals between Millwood and Hennessey in Yukon, Saturday, December 3 2011. PHOTO BY HUGH SCOTT, FOR THE OKLAHOMAN ORG XMIT: KOD

Millwood receiver Cameron Batson always had Texas Tech high on his list of prospective schools. The weekend visit for the Red Raiders' spring game cemented it.

Batson verbally committed to Tech on Sunday morning.

“I always had Tech on the top of my radar. It's a good school with good networking, so you can get a good job and know lots of people. And they throw the ball a lot, and that's something I wanted.

“They had a record for fans at their spring game Saturday. The fans are excited. The coaches are excited. They were excited about me and I was excited about them. I think it's a place I fit.”

The 5-foot-9, 165-pound receiver also had offers from Kansas and Washington State.

As a junior, Batson had 26 catches for 598 yards, while averaging 13.3 yards on 26 rushing attempts. He accounted for 13 total touchdowns and was among the state leaders with nine interceptions.

SOUTHEAST'S RASHAWN THOMAS COMMITS

One of the more underrated basketball players in the state's senior class, Southeast small forward Rashawn Thomas, verbally committed to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi last week.

The 6-foot-7 Thomas averaged 22.3 points, 15.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game.

A talented scorer inside, Thomas became an intriguing prospect because of his ball-handling and passing abilities on the perimeter. He played all five positions at times for Southeast.

“College coaches like that I can do a lot of different things,” Thomas said. “I had a couple triple-doubles this year, and they like that I can rebound, pass, score — and that's what I'm trying to elevate my game to, trying to be versatile.

“I'm not done yet. Getting D-I offers, I'm pretty proud of that. But I still have a lot more stuff I want to accomplish in my basketball career.”



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