With the 2013 regular season officially over, let’s look ahead to next year and the newcomers pledged to join the Red and Black.
Texas Tech’s 2014 recruiting class got a much needed boost yesterday with the addition of two junior college defensive recruits. Both are projected to enroll in the spring and contribute immediately on that side of the ball.
Here’s the full list of Tech commits:
Moving forward, adding two or even three more defensive linemen and a linebacker or two should round out a decent class in year two for coach Kingsbury and staff. Here’s how we rate things with just 12 short weeks till signing day:
Another year, another gift basket full of receivers at Texas Tech. No surprise this remains the easiest position to attract at #ReceiverU. The star of this particular group is slot receiver/running back/returner Ian Sadler.
2. Running back
There’s only two running back commits in this class, but they take the number two spot in our power ranking based on sheer talent and production. Justin Stockton and Demarcus Felton put up insane numbers this year against quality competition.
Tech only needs one quarterback in this class, and he’s a good one. Patrick Mahomes dominated 4A competition with over 4,615 yards passing, 940 rushing and 65 total touchdowns.
4. Defensive back
5. Offensive line
No real studs in this group, but they all have solid measurables and the sheer number of bodies (5) should add much needed depth.
6. Defensive line
It’s always been hard to attract defensive linemen to Tech, and this year is no exception. Kingsbury’s staff have two commitments from JC defensive tackles and are looking to add one or two more.
Dakota Allen is a standout player with several big offers, but he’s the lone linebacker commit in a class that needs defensive talent. Again, it looks like the staff are in the hunt for a couple more.