Texas Tech basketball: Red Raiders make top 3 for 4-star guard

Friday, 4-star shooting guard Dallan “Deebo” Coleman announced his top three schools with the Texas Tech basketball program making the list.

One of the top shooting guards in the nation could be headed to Texas Tech.  On Friday, Dallan “Deebo” Coleman announced that he has cut his list to three schools and the Red Raiders have made the cut. Rated the No. 49 player in the nation, Coleman also has Ole Miss and Georgia Tech still in the running for his services.

At 6-foot-6, 195 pounds, he is a physical guard who is one of the most well-rounded players in the nation at his position.  According to the 247Sports composite rankings, Coleman is a 4-star target and the No. 8 shooting guard in his class.

“A physical shooting guard with a smooth and skilled game,” writes Jerry Meyer of 247Sports.  “Not an overly explosive athlete, but can impose himself on the court with the combo of his strength, skill, basketball IQ and smooth athleticism. His standout skill is his shooting. Has a silky shot and deep range. Shoots well off dribble and the catch. Good ball handler who can see the court. Solid defender and rebounder. His shooting, though, is what makes him standout.”

In addition to the three schools still in the running, the Florida native also holds offers from the likes of Louisville, Memphis, Clemson, Ohio State, Florida, Florida State, Iowa State, Oklahoma State, Georgetown, and Wake Forest.

Interestingly, Tech is a relative newcomer in this recruiting battle.  Not offering Coleman until mid-August, Chris Beard and his staff have been making up ground quickly.

But right now, it appears that Ole Miss is the leader according to the experts as the Rebels have all seven of the 247Sports crystal ball predictions.  And if what Coleman recently told 247Sports, immediate playing time might be a huge reason why.

When speaking to Travis Branham about both Georgia Tech and Ole Miss, Coleman cited the fact that both schools could offer him immediate playing time as reasons for his interest in those programs.

Tech may not have that as a selling point given that the guard position is rather stacked in Lubbock (as is the rest of the roster).  When Coleman arrives for the start of the 2021-22 season, Tech could still have Kyler Edwards, Mac McClung, Jamarius Burton, Nimari Burnett, and Kevin McCcullar Jr. all on the roster to man the guard positions.

But if winning is important to Coleman, Tech will carry some weight in this recruiting battle.  That’s because the Red Raiders are positioned to be an annual top-15 program while Ole Miss was just 15-17 last season and Georgia Tech was just 17-14.

 

So keep an eye on this recruit because his game and physical build seem to be perfect fits for what Chris Beard wants in a guard.  And if being part of a winning culture is important to him, Coleman might decide that Texas Tech is a perfect fit for him.