Texas Tech In Top Three For DB Brandon Crossley

LUBBOCK, TX - NOVEMBER 12: Texas Tech cheerleaders perform at Jones AT
LUBBOCK, TX - NOVEMBER 12: Texas Tech cheerleaders perform at Jones AT /

Brandon Crossley, a three-star defensive back from Little Elm, Texas has released his top three schools and Texas Tech is one of the finalists.

In the pass-happy Big 12, a team can never have too much depth in the defensive backfield.  Therefore, the Texas Tech coaching staff is looking to add another defensive back to the 2019 recruiting class.

One of the top targets for the Red Raiders is three-star Little Elm, Texas prospect Brandon Crossley who has listed Texas Tech as one of his top three choices.  The 5-foot-11, 175-pound corner released his top three Tuesday with TCU and SMU joining Texas Tech on that list.

Ranked as the No. 112 defensive back in the nation and the No. 146 overall player in Texas by 247Sports.com, Crossley also boasts offers from Colorado State, Louisiana Tech, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Texas State, North Texas, UTSA and Toledo.

After seeing his recruitment pick up in the spring, Crossley received up an offer from Tech in May after being offered by the Horned Frogs and Mustangs a month earlier.  And it appears that Crossley is nearing a decision.

On Twitter, he had originally said that he would be announcing his decision Friday. However, he has reportedly decided to delay his decision until a later date.

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Texas Tech is in great shape in the defensive backfield with four players already having verbally committed to the 2019 class.  Since the middle of June, defensive backs Keeyon Stewart and Alex Hogan of Houston, Markel Reed of Temple, and Brandon Joseph of College Station have all joined the Red Raider recruiting class.

With four DBs already in the fold, the Texas Tech coaches can afford to be selective when deciding if they want to bring in another player at the position.  Thus the interest in adding another DB suggests that Crossley is a high-quality prospect in their eyes and one that they feel could be a significant contributor.

As a junior, Crossley was named the District 14-5A Defensive Utility Player of the Year.  He has the length to play corner, which is what he has played in high school.  But he is also a physical player who delivers bone-jarring hits making one think he could be a safety at the next level when he adds some weight.  Additionally, Crossley returned punts for Little Elm last year displaying fantastic athleticism in the process.

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Texas Tech currently has 16 players committed to the 2019 class.  The Red Raiders’ class is  ranked No. 6 in the Big 12 and No. 44 in the country according to 247Sports.