King Doerue – Running Back (Tascosa HS, Amarillo, TX)
|5’11”||197 lbs||285 lbs|
Interest: Iowa State (Warm), Kansas (Warm), Texas Tech (Warm)
Remember we mentioned that Emmett Jones visited Tascosa last week? Well we guessed that they were looking at Doerue and we were right, as the Red Raiders were the third team to offer him on Tuesday. Kansas extended an offer in December, and Iowa State and the Red Raiders gave him one last week. Although he only has three offers so far, I bet that number starts to increase we get towards the spring. Doerue is a panhandle recruit, and the Red Raiders have not done the best job keeping panhandle recruits at home, so it would be big to keep this one in West Texas. Now let’s take a look at what Doerue can do. Doerue has good agility for his size, making the slightest of moves to evade defenders. Tascosa runs a lot of screen passes for him, which is what Tech might use him for if he were to commit to the Red Raiders. He also has underrated speed for someone his size. They also use him on returns, but I doubt he would do that in college. Doerue would be a good addition to the 2019 class.
Colt Ellison – Weak Side Defensive End (Aledo HS, Aledo, TX)
Interest: Arkansas (Cool), Baylor (Cool), Oklahoma State (Cool), Texas Tech (Cool)
Ellison began gaining traction from colleges in January, when he received several offers, including one from the Red Raiders. His first offer was from Illinois in June before receiving offers from Tulsa, USTA and Texas State before receiving his second Power 5 offer from TCU in early January. Right now, the Red Raiders have a defensive end committed to Steven Parker, but will likely add more this class due to the fact that Texas Tech didn’t add any defensive ends in the 2018 class (John Scott III is listed as a defensive tackle). Let’s take a look at what Ellison can do on the football field. The first thing I noticed about Ellison is how many moves he already had. There’s the swim move, bull rush and sometimes just uses his speed to move around the tackle. Speaking of speed, he’s got a lot of it. It’s evident from the way he moves around tackles and tracks down the quarterback, along with his plays as a tight end. He also has a knack for the football, causing multiple turnovers. Ellison would be a great addition to the class and would make quite the defensive end combo with Parker.
Jayden Jernigan – Defensive Tackle (Allen HS, Allen, TX)
Interest: Oklahoma State (Warm), Texas Tech (Warm), Washington (Warm)
Jernigan may be the defensive lineman Tech is most likely to get as of now. Of course, that can all change since it is a year til the 2019 National Signing Day. 247sports lists Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and Washington as schools that are “warm” on Jernigan, although I’m not sure why them and not others. The Red Raiders were the third team to offer and second Power 5 school to do so in March of 2017, and now has about 11 offers. Jernigan has taken a lot of unofficial visits, which includes Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC and Washington. Although Jernigan has not visited Texas Tech yet, I’m sure he’ll take a trip to Lubbock at some point. Now let’s see what Jernigan can do. The Allen defensive tackle makes good use of his arms, not letting the lineman push him downfield. That way when the ball carrier comes to him, he can stop him. He’s not the fastest guy, but he does have some strength to him, pushing some linemen back a few times. He knows how to be in the right place at the right time, as Jernigan has a couple a fumble return touchdowns. Hopefully Jernigan can get down to Lubbock to explore Texas Tech.
Now let’s take a look at what happened recruiting wise this week, starting with football:
- Preston Gordon, Rice DT transfer, said via Twitter that he will commit on March 3rd. He also mentioned that Kansas and Texas Tech are showing him a lot of love.
- Erick Young, 92 rated CB, received an offer from the Red Raiders on Tuesday. Young has 23 offers so far and is considered to be a Texas A&M favorite so far.
- Jamal Morris, 90 rated S, received an offer from Texas Tech on Friday. Morris has 19 offers so far, with the favorite looking to be LSU.
- Taurean Carter, 88 rated DE, received an offer from Texas Tech on Wednesday. Carter currently has 11 offers, which includes Florida, Michigan State and Oklahoma State.
- Nnamdi Adim-Madumere, 88 rated WR, received an offer from the Red Raiders on Wednesday. Adim-Madumere also has offers from North Texas, Texxas A&M and Texas State.
- Peter Mpagi, 86 rated DE, received an offer from the Red Raiders on Wednesday. Mpagi has six offers so far, which includes TCU and Virginia.
- Darwin Barlow, 86 rated RB, receied an offer from Texas Tech on Friday. Barlow currently has 12 offers, which includes Arkanas, Baylor, Oklahoma State and TCU.
- Langston Anderson, 84 rated WR, received an offer from Texas Tech on Wednesday. If you remember, Emmett Jones visited Midlothian Heritage a couple weeks ago, and we said he was likely visiting Anderson.
- Justin Dinka, 84 rated RB, received an offer from the Red Raiders on Wednesday. Dinka has nine offers, which includes Baylor, Houston and Ole Miss.
- Loic Fouonji, NR 2020 WR, received an offer from Texas Tech on Wednesday. We reported last week that Kingsbury visited Midland High on Friday. He must’ve also been to Midland Lee and saw Fouonji.