Texas Tech Football Recruiting Battles To Keep An Eye On

LUBBOCK, TX - OCTOBER 21: Head coach Kliff Kingsbury (far right) of the Texas Tech Red Raiders watches play during the game between the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Iowa State Cyclones on October 21, 2017 at Jones AT
LUBBOCK, TX - OCTOBER 21: Head coach Kliff Kingsbury (far right) of the Texas Tech Red Raiders watches play during the game between the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Iowa State Cyclones on October 21, 2017 at Jones AT /
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LUBBOCK, TX – NOVEMBER 08: The Texas Tech Red Raiders Masked Rider during a game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Jones AT
LUBBOCK, TX – NOVEMBER 08: The Texas Tech Red Raiders Masked Rider during a game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Jones AT /

Ta’Zawhn Henry – Running Back, Houston, Texas

The Red Raiders need to address the running back position in this class.  2017 rushing leader Justin Stockton has graduated and behind him there is plenty of uncertainty.

Henry, a 3-star recruit, has been the Red Raiders’ primary RB target since the decomittment of two prospects, Devin Brumfield and Garland LaFrance late in 2017.  The nimble Henry is a smaller back at just 5-foot-7 and 170-pounds.

Henry was once committed to TCU and has had flirtations with Iowa State and Nebraska.  Currently, he lists Texas Tech and Oregon State as his two finalists.

Rated as the 18th best running back in Texas, Henry would be a welcome addition to the roster.  Heading into 2018, Tech will have three seniors Tre King, Desmond Nisby and Demarcus Felton penciled in to the running back rotation.

That means that sophomore Da’Leon Ward would be the only running back with any experience left on the roster following this season if the Red Raiders don’t add some depth at the position.  That situation is made even more precarious by the fact that Ward missed the entire 2017 season due to off field issues pertaining primarily to classroom struggles.  His standing with the coaching staff is tentative at best.

If Henry picks Texas Tech, he would join 2-star prospect SaRoderick Thompson from Irving, Texas.  The 6-foot, 200-pounder committed to Texas Tech after receiving a scholarship offer during his official visit last weekend.

Henry has posted on Twitter that he will be announcing his decision on Saturday, February 3rd so this recruiting battle will be decided prior to signing day.  Texas Tech fans should feel good about their chances with this prospect.  They had the last chance to impress him with his official visit last week and high school football recruits often prefer to stay closer to home.

Additionally, Oregon State is coming off of a 1-11 season that saw them go 0-9 in the Pac 12.  Their only win came against Portland State…by three points…yeah.