NEW YORK (WFAN) — Jace Amaro is pumped up to be a member of the Jets, but said he initially struggled with the idea of not returning to Texas Tech for his senior season. He ended up getting the advice he needed from the one person who probably would have benefited most from him staying in school.
Speaking to WFAN’s Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on Friday, the big tight end said Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury ultimately erased any doubts he had about turning pro.
“It was definitely hard for me, especially because my whole family revolves around Texas Tech. My parents graduated from there. My sister graduated from there. I have a bunch of family in Lubbock, so, you know, it was really tough for me,” said Amaro, who was selected in the second round of last month’s draft.