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Lobos' Hasty picks up first offer

By Jimmy Carter jcarter@news-journal.com
April 24, 2013 at 8:58 a.m.


JaMycal Hasty spent most of the spring showcasing his skills at various camps around the state.

The travel and hard work paid off for Longview's rising junior running back.

Hasty picked up his first offer from Texas Tech on Wednesday, Lobos coach John King said. Two Red Raiders assistant coaches attended Longview's first spring practice to visit with him and rising seniors Dorian Leonard and Zaycoven Henderson.

Hasty got the offer after rushing for 340 yards and five touchdowns in a backup role as a sophomore in the fall. The 5-foot-9, 184-pounder then exploded onto the recruiting scene by stringing together a series of strong camp performances leading up to the start of spring practice.

He was most recently named Running Back MVP at the Next Level Athlete South DFW Showcase in Desoto on April 14. That honor came a week after he ran an electronic 4.49 40-yard dash and turned in the top performance by a class of 2015 prospect at the Dallas Nike SPARQ Combine in Allen.

Hasty visited Texas A&M multiple times in the last month, including a trip to watch the Aggies' spring game on April 13.

He entered spring practice as the Lobos' starting running back and will work to replace graduating senior and Lamar signee Tory White, who rushed for a team-high 1,253 yards and 14 touchdowns last season. Hasty participated in non-contact drills during practice Wednesday, sitting out of contact portions of the practice because he is competing in the 100-meter dash and the 4x100-meter relay at regionals for Longview's track team.

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