After Texas Tech had a record nine players taken in the MLB draft, the Red Raiders need fresh incoming talent, in a hurry. That situation was helped when pitcher Matt Withrow, who is ranked the number 7 pitcher in the state of Texas turned down an offer from the Texas Rangers to join the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

Withrow was drafted in the 37th round by the Texas Rangers, and is one of three Red Raiders signees that inked deals with major league organizations.

When asked about the situation, Withrow stated, "I'm really excited to come to Tech. I'm looking forward to having a good opportunity to pitch as a freshman and I hope that I take advantage of it."

For being so young, Withrow already has a wide range of pitches, something that most likely led the major league scouts to take a flier on him.

New Texas Tech head baseball coach Tim Tadlock had this to say about Withrow, "I think Matt understands the value of going to school for three years and where his development will put him at the end of his third season here. I think he has a chance to be a starter for us right away."

With Texas Techs pitching depth drastically reduced by the draft, Red Raiders fans had better hope that he can come in immediately for the Red Raiders.