Recruiting

Recruiting On The Plains Week 2

Week 1 action from the commits was as hot as the weather.

Welcome to week 2 of the season. After a resounding win on Saturday the good guys are off this weekend but recruiting never stops so read on for your weekly recruiting round up!

Friday Night Highlights:

In a match up that featured two Texas Tech commits Denton Ryan defeated Lancaster 57-40 in Denton Friday night.  Tech’s highest rated commit WR Gabriel Douglas certainly did his best to shine with 8 catches for 91 yards and 2 touchdowns. For Lancaster DT John Graves showed up and made his presence known with a few big hits in the middle.

I’m not sure who the right guard is for Denton Ryan but he got steam rolled on that play by Graves.

Tech’s lone 2018 quarterback commit Grapevine QB Alan Bowman completed 18 of 32 passes for 154 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT in Grapevines 34-10 win over Azle. Bowman’s lone interception came on a throw that from near mid field on the last play of the first half.

The two best performances of the weekend came from Devin Brumfield, one of two Louisiana running back commits, who carried the ball 17 times for 223 yards and 4 TDs, the 4th TD pulled Brumfield into a tie for the Covington HS career rushing TD record.  The other impressive performance of the weekend came from WR Corey Fulcher, Lake Highlands, who led the Wildcats with 7 receptions for 76 yards and a TD while also carrying the ball 13 times for 128 yards and 3 TDs.

On Campus For the Weekend:

The Red Raiders had a few recruits on campus for the weekend. Manvel running back Garrison Johnson (3 stars, c/o 19) formerly of Frenship was on hand to take in the game. Tech currently has two running back commits for this year but it’s not too early to look ahead to 2019. After this season the team loses 2 seniors (Stockton and Woodward) which will leave 4 running backs including Da’Leon Ward who has had eligibility issues and 3 seniors who will leave the program after the 18 season. DK Blaylock, a 2019 WR from New Deal, was also on hand to watch the game with Garrison Johnson. Blaylock hasn’t picked up any ratings from the traditional services however he is a 6’5” receiver just starting his junior year so maybe he’ll blossom into a decent prospect.

Byron Hanspard’s sons Byron (DB, 2018) and Bryon (WR, 2019) were also on campus this past weekend.  Byron is a 4 star prospect who has been committed to Arkansas since March of this year and from all indications remains a solid pig commit. All three of the Hanspard’s were on campus for Byron’s (TTU RB) induction into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame. If you’re confused by all of this believe me I’ve spent way too much time trying to untangle it.

New Commits/De-Commits

On the football front there was no movement so the team remains at 20 commits for the class of 2018.

The women’s basketball team picked up a commit from Chrislyn Carr a 2018 G from Rock Island, Illinois.

 

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