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Recruiting on the Plains: 2016 ATH Bryson Denley Player Profile

The Texas Tech coaches are on a roll as they secure their 8th commitment for the 2016 class in Cibolo Steele running back Bryson Denley. We’ve got video, analysis and the entire 2016 class all right here.

ATHLETE
BRYSON DENLEY RUNNING BACK / RECEIVER
HT/WT: 5-10/175 FORTY: 4.39
HIGH SCHOOL: Steele (Cibolo, TX)
OFFERS: Baylor, Kansas, Oregon State, Texas Tech, Tulsa
RECRUITING SERVICE: RANKING: POSITION RANK: STATE RANK:
Rivals 5.6 13 79
Scout 26 N/A
24/7 Sports 85 13 108
ESPN 75 35 61
VIDEO: Hudl – Private
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8488
PROFILE DATE: May 16, 2015

The Player Speaks: SAEN’s Ben Baby writes that it was the former relationship with Steele head coach Mike Jinks and current Texas Tech running back Justin Stockton that helped Denley choose Texas Tech:

Justin Stockton, a Steele 2014 alum, is currently a running back for the Red Raiders.

Denley said having a former coach there impacted his decision. Texas Tech assistant coach Mike Jinks left Steele in 2013 to take his current position. Since then Jinks has opened up a pipeline from Cibolo to Lubbock, one that seems to be a win-win for both schools.

“It really helps,” Denley said. “I know Justin. He’ll help me around the campus, and then with Antoine (Cox-Wesley) and (Terence) Steele together we’ll have a big brotherhood.”


RELATED: 2016 RB Bryson Denley Commits to Texas Tech


Scouting Report: There’s a couple of things to note here, namely that Denley is listed on a lot of the recruiting sites (at least right after he committed) was at 5’8″, which is a bit small for a slot receiver. I think (just me) that you want a guy with a little more height. Deneley’s Hudl page has him at 5’10”, which I sorta like that height a bit better. So, whether he plays the slot receiver or running back you look for quite a few of the same qualities. The best thing about Denley is that he does have some fantastic, which will translate at either spot. The fact that he carried the rock for 155 carries last year means that he’s going to be a durable player and can take a bit of a beating. This ESPN video of his sophomore highlights gives us an indication as to his break-away speed, but you also really like his ability to find the seam and just power through that hole, take on a tackler, and fight for more yards. A lot of those highlights are with Justin Stockton, which is sorta fun:

Denley only caught the ball 11 times last year, so I’d guess that the weakest part of his game will be working on his receiving skills, how to catch the ball, running the correct routes, reading the defender, etc.. That’s going to take some time and effort on Denleys’ part. He’s got all of the other traits that you’ll want.

Bryson, welcome to Texas Tech and Git Your Guns Up!

2016 Texas Tech Football Commits

QUARTERBACK
JETT DUFFEY QUARTERBACK
HT/WT: 6-1/175 FORTY: 4.68
HIGH SCHOOL: Lake Ridge (Mansfield, TX)
OFFERS: Air Force, McNeese State, Nevada, Southern Illinois, Stephen F. Austin, Texas Tech
RECRUITING SERVICE: RANKING: POSITION RANK: STATE RANK:
Rivals 5.3 N/A N/A
Scout 43 N/A
24/7 Sports 83 29 160
ESPN N/R N/R N/R
VIDEO: Hudl
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8174
PROFILE DATE: May 14, 2015
RUNNING BACK
DA’LEON WARD RUNNING BACK
HT/WT: 5-11/180 FORTY: 4.48
HIGH SCHOOL: Skyline (Dallas, TX)
OFFERS: Louisville, TCU, Texas Tech, UNLV
RECRUITING SERVICE: RANKING: POSITION RANK: STATE RANK:
Rivals 5.7 9 59
Scout 59 N/A
24/7 Sports 87 44 84
ESPN 75 35 61
VIDEO: Hudl
CUMULATIVE RANKING: .0.8604
PROFILE DATE: April 27, 2015
RECEIVER
DONTE COLEMAN TIGHT END
HT/WT: 6-4/220 FORTY: N/A
HIGH SCHOOL: West Mesquite (Mesquite, TX)
OFFERS: Arizona State, Boise State, California, Fresno State, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma State, Rice, SMU, TCU, Texas Tech and Washington
RECRUITING SERVICE: RANKING: POSITION RANK: STATE RANK:
Rivals 5.6 N/A N/A
Scout 28 N/A
24/7 Sports 84 40 127
ESPN N/A N/A N/A
VIDEO: Hudl
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8430
PROFILE DATE: March 23, 2015
ANTOINE COX-WESLEY WIDE RECEIVER
HT/WT: 6-4/180 FORTY: N/A
HIGH SCHOOL: Steele (Cibolo, TX)
OFFERS: Texas Tech
RECRUITING SERVICE: RANKING: POSITION RANK: STATE RANK:
Rivals 5.4 N/A N/A
Scout N/A N/A N/A
24/7 Sports 79 196 176
ESPN N/A N/A N/A
VIDEO: Hudl – Private
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.7900
PROFILE DATE: May 13, 2015
BRYSON DENLEY RUNNING BACK / RECEIVER
HT/WT: 5-10/175 FORTY: 4.39
HIGH SCHOOL: Steele (Cibolo, TX)
OFFERS: Baylor, Kansas, Oregon State, Texas Tech, Tulsa
RECRUITING SERVICE: RANKING: POSITION RANK: STATE RANK:
Rivals 5.6 13 79
Scout 26 N/A
24/7 Sports 85 13 108
ESPN 75 35 61
VIDEO: Hudl – Private
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8488
PROFILE DATE: ###, 2015
OFFENSIVE LINE
EMOREE GIDDENS TACKLE
HT/WT: 6-5/265 FORTY: 4.90
HIGH SCHOOL: Coronado (Lubbock, TX)
OFFERS: Weber State, Texas Tech
RECRUITING SERVICE: RANKING: POSITION RANK: STATE RANK:
Rivals 5.4 N/A N/A
Scout N/A N/A
24/7 Sports 80 105 168
ESPN N/A N/A N/A
VIDEO: Hudl
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.800
PROFILE DATE: April 15, 2015
GIOVANNI PANCOTTI GUARD
HT/WT: 6-6/273 FORTY: 5.53
HIGH SCHOOL: Episcopal (Bellaire, TX)
OFFERS: Houston, Texas Tech
RECRUITING SERVICE: RANKING: POSITION RANK: STATE RANK:
Rivals 5.6 N/A 86
Scout 65 N/A
24/7 Sports 83 58 143
ESPN N/A N/A N/A
VIDEO: Hudl
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8396
PROFILE DATE: May 15, 2015
SECONDARY
NEIMAN ARMSTRONG CORNERBACK
HT/WT: 6-1/180 FORTY: N/A
HIGH SCHOOL: DeSoto (DeSoto, TX)
OFFERS: Texas Tech
RECRUITING SERVICE: RANKING: POSITION RANK: STATE RANK:
Rivals 5.4 N/A N/A
Scout N/A N/A N/A
24/7 Sports 80 134 172
ESPN N/A N/A N/A
VIDEO: Hudl
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8056
PROFILE DATE: May 5, 2015
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