A strong group of East Texas football players are westbound this weekend for Texas Tech's spring game.

So far, ETSN.fm has learned of a half dozen athletes who plan to attend the game in Lubbock. Texas Tech has made a big push recruiting East Texas lately, particularly with 2014 prospects such as Mount Pleasant receiver K.D. Cannon and Whitehouse quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who appears to be one of the Red Raiders' top targets.

Cannon and Mahomes each hold a Texas Tech offer. Other East Texans with Texas Tech offers include ...

Mahomes is choosing to head to Lubbock over spring game invitations from LSU and Oklahoma State. Earlier this week, the 6-foot-3, 200-pounder received an offer from Houston, his third for football. The Cougars, Tech, and Rice join his baseball offers from Arizona, Arkansas, and Houston.

Cannon's 18 offers are second in East Texas to Newton's Kevin Shorter.

East Texans Planning to Attend
Saturday's Texas Tech Spring Game

2014 Prospects

  • K.D. Cannon, WR, Mount Pleasant, 6-0, 160 (18 offers)
  • Patrick Mahomes, QB, Whitehouse, 6-3, 200 (3 football, 3 baseball offers)
  • Travaughn Moore, OL/DL, Texas Tech, 6-3, 291


2015 Prospects

  • Justin Dunning, S, Whitehouse, 6-3, 196
  • Blake Lynch, QB, Troup, 6-3, 198
  • Larry Pryor, S, Sulphur Springs, 6-1, 185 (offered by Texas)