Texas Tech basketball: The significance of Micah Peavy’s commitment

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - APRIL 08: The Texas Tech Red Raiders take the court prior to the 2019 NCAA men's Final Four National Championship game against the Virginia Cavaliers at U.S. Bank Stadium on April 08, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - APRIL 08: The Texas Tech Red Raiders take the court prior to the 2019 NCAA men's Final Four National Championship game against the Virginia Cavaliers at U.S. Bank Stadium on April 08, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /
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The Red Raiders are now a major recruiting power

There was a time when Texas Tech basketball was fortunate to land even mid-level 3-star prospects.  Of course, that was before Chris Beard began to work his magic.

Now, the Red Raiders are a bonafide recruiting powerhouse and that’s an area where they are only heading upwards.  With Peavy now on board, seven of the top 10 players to ever commit to or sign with the Red Raiders have come during the Chris Beard era.

Peavy is second behind Ramsey while Moore still sits at No. 3.  Then comes a pair of 2005 signees, Dior Lowhorn and Terry Martin Jr., neither of whom ended their careers at Tech.

At No. 5 is Terrence Shannon and at No. 6 is Moretti.  Next is 2007 signee D’Wayln Roberts and No. 8 is Rashaun Bryant of the class of 2003, the latter of which never played a game at Tech.  After that comes Agbo and then No. 10 Tyreek Smith, a 2019 signee who is currently sidelined with a broken foot.

In all, 11 of the top 20 all-time Texas Tech basketball recruits according to 247Sports, are Chris Beard recruits.  What’s more, Peavy’s commitment makes it three-straight recruiting cycles in which Beard has brought a top 55 recruit to Lubbock.

He’s aiming rather high in upcoming classes as well.  Burnett, the target who is announcing his decision tomorrow, is the No. 22 player in the country for 2020 and Kuminga is the top recruit in the class of 2021.  Of the 17 players listed by 247Sports as being Texas Tech targets in the class of 2021, all are at least 4-star prospects and the lowest-rated is No. 154 in the nation.

Next. Micah Peavy picks Texas Tech. dark

Micah’s Peavy’s commitment sends a signal to not only college basketball fans and observers but also other top recruits that Texas Tech is a big-time landing spot.  He’s helping the Red Raiders continue to work their way towards the most elite stratosphere of the recruiting game and there seems to be no slowing down for Chris Beard.