Sorry for my absence last week. With all the traveling, the NCAA tournament in Dallas and taking care of errands in my hometown, I was unable to gather enough info for an update. We’ll start today’s update with two good recruits whose names I can’t pronounce correctly.
Peter Mpagi – Weak Side Defensive End (George Ranch, Richmond, TX)
|6’5″||220 lbs||4.64||240 lbs||380 lbs|
Interest: Arkansas (Warm), Houston (Warm), TCU (Warm), Texas Tech (Warm)
As we mentioned before, the Red Raiders are going after a ton of defensive lineman for the 2019 class. Another big target for them is Mpagi, whom has twelve offer so far, including one from Texas Tech. Mpagi received three offers last year, including his first offer of SMU, and received his offer from the Red Raiders in early February, around the same time multiple power five schools were offering. He also visited Houston in late February for their junior day. He was originally going to commit in early June, but wanted to get all of his official visits done, so he pushed it back to the end of the summer. I’m not sure where his official visits are, but I wouldn’t be surprised if one of those visits is to Texas Tech. Let’s take a look at what Mpagi can do. The first thing I noticed was Mpagi’s awareness on the field. He doesn’t seem to get fooled by the lineman or play design, and has the smarts to see what the player is doing and avoid the block or tackle the ball carrier. He also had pretty good speed, as there are some plays where he’s running around blocks or hits the hole perfectly so he’s able to get into the backfield quickly. Mpagi would be a great addition to this Texas Tech team.
Nnamdi Adim-Madumere – Receiver/Tight End (Southwest, Fort Worth, TX)
|Height||Weight||40 Dash||Bench||Vertical||100 dash|
|6’3″||220 lbs||4.48||250 lbs||32″||11.56|
Interest: Houston (Warm), Minnesota (Warm), Texas A&M (Warm), Texas Tech (Warm),
Nnamdi Adim-Madumere is an interesting prospect for the Red Raiders. In years past, Texas Tech hasn’t really recruited tight ends. Donta Thompson is on the roster right now as a tight end, but when he committed, he was considered to be just a tall wide receiver. The last time I remember the Red Raiders getting a tight end commitment was Jace Amaro, who played spectacular at Texas Tech before being drafted in the second round of the 2014 NFL draft. Adim-Madumere received an offer from the school in Lubbock in early February, shortly after he attended Texas and Texas A&M for their junior day. He ended up attending Texas Tech’s junior day in early March and appeared to have good time. He told Zach Tanner of InsideTheRedRaiders.com that his favorite part was “Meeting the head coach and feeling the atmosphere of the place”. Adim-Madurmere seems like a serious prospect for the Red Raiders. Now let’s see what Adim-Madurmere can do. He has a lot of strength, as evident in his first few plays. The defensive backs have a harder time of tackling him in one play, and Adim-Madurmere used a stiff arm in another play to break away for a touchdown. Yet, he’s got descent speed for his size and can run down the field with defensive backs. Adim-Madurmere also uses his hands well at the line of scrimmage to get open quicker. There’s not a whole lot of blocking in this tape, but he appears to be more of a spread tight end like Amaro was.
Now for some recruiting updates:
- Jeffery Carter, 93 rated CB, listed Texas Tech in his Top 10 on Thursday. Carter is one of a few Red Raider prospects from Aledo.
- Corey Williams, 86 rated WR, is receiving major interest from Texas Tech according to Zach Tanner of InsideTheRedRaiders. He currently does not have an offer.
- Tariq Owen, a graduate transfer from St. John’s, is considering Texas Tech along with schools such as Maryland, Ohio State and Oklahoma State. He is a big man who recorded 8.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and shot 50.4 % from the floor and 69% from the free throw line. He was an 89 rated PF in high school and would play one season.
- Kevin McCullar, 87 rated SG, named his Top 5 of Houston, Kansas State, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Texas Tech. McCullar is consider a Top 150 player by 247sports composite and Rivals. His dad played football for the Red Raiders back in the day.