Wesley, Vasher leading a dangerous Red Raider WR corps

Texas Tech WR Antoine Wesley looks over his shoulder to make one of his 13 catches against Houston on Saturday at Jones AT&T Stadium.Elise Bressler photo

Pass catchers have led an easy transition for Texas Tech's new faces on offense.

A month ago, heading into this season, one of Texas Tech’s biggest question marks was the wide receiver position.

The Red Raiders were looking ahead to filling the holes left by Keke Coutee, Dylan Cantrell and Cameron Batson and their 223 receptions and 22 TDs of a year ago.

Well, now three games into this fall, that is no longer a worry. The Red Raiders have as scary a lineup of receivers as have been seen on the South Plains.

How would you feel if you were a defensive coordinator facing a passing offense with 6-foot-6 T.J. Vasher, he of the leaping one-handed catches, on one side, and 6-foot-5 Antoine Wesley, he of the surprisingly agile after-the-catch moves, on the other?

That duo is going to draw a lot of attention and make anyone who lines up between them better. On that subject, Ja’Deion High is taking advantage of finally getting some playing time by making a ton of big catches. He’s one good game from matching his career catch total from the three previous seasons. And a hot-shot freshman, KeSean Carter is making more than his share of plays, though he’s yet to score his first touchdown.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Player --> Catches --> Yards --> TDs

Wesley --> 23 --> 413 --> 4

High --> 14 --> 222 --> 2

Carter --> 14 --> 143 --> 0

Vasher --> 13 --> 211 --> 2