I apologize for not having a recruiting or baseball post the past couple weeks. I was a little busy studying for my final exams and receiving my bachelor degree from Texas Tech University. But here we go again, starting with a couple reviews of the 2019 football recruits.
Maverick McIvor – Quarterback (Central HS, San Angelo, TX)
Interest: Arizona State (Warm), Minnesota (Warm), Ole Miss (Warm), Texas Tech (Warm)
I only put quarterback instead of pro-style or dual-threat because both 247sports and Rivals have different positions for him. This offer was an interesting one for the Red Raiders. After Zeno starting gaining more offers and attention, Texas Tech offered a West Texas quarterback in Maverick McIvor. We don’t see many offers for West Texas kids, so seeing an offer, and from a quarterback specifically, is interesting. He is from a family of athletes, as his dad played quarterback at UT and his sister currently playing at Texas A&M-Kingsville. According to the Express News, he played at six-man football before playing 11-man at San Angelo Central. McIvor has 15 offers so far, with Minnesota and Texas Tech as warm and the rest as cool according to 247sports. Multiple schools have visited him this spring, which includes the Red Raiders, along with schools such as Minnesota, Oklahoma State, Rutgers and Texas A&M visiting him as well. He’s definitely a prospect to keep an eye on.
Peyton Powell – Athlete (Permian HS, Odessa, TX)
Interest: Arkansas (Cool), Baylor (Cool), Ohio State (Cool), Texas Tech (Cool)
Speaking of West Texas athletes, Peyton Powell is another that is on Texas Tech’s radar. The Red Raiders offered Powell about a week and a half ago, but my guess is that he doesn’t stay at quarterback (his high school position) in college. He’s listed as an athlete on Rivals and as a wide receiver/safety on 247sports. He played at a TAPPS school called Midland Christian last year, but decided to transfer to Odessa Permian for his senior campaign. Powell has 16 offers so far according to 247sports, with a vast majority of them coming in the month of May. Tech was in the middle of the pack as far as when they offered. It would not surprise me at all if more offers came his way soon, especially since spring football just wrapped up for most programs. Here is his film for those who want to look at him.
Now on to the recruiting updates, starting with the 2018 football class:
- Joe Burrow, QB Transfer from Ohio State, was considering transferring to Texas Tech. However, it appears that LSU is the most likely option for the quarterback.
- Ta’Zhawn Henry, 3-star RB, talked to Maitland Rutledge of Rivals about Tech, Lubbock and more.
- Duron Lowe, Butler CC DB, committed to Texas Tech about two weeks ago. Here is Seth C’s story on the commitment.
- Jayden Jernigan, 87 rated DT, committed to Oklahoma State on Monday. Jernigan appeared to be a big Tech target throughout the spring.
- Tre Watson, California RB Graduate Transfer, committed to Texas two weeks ago. Watson was down to the Longhorns and Red Raiders before choosing the team in Austin.
- Demariyon Houston, 92 rated WR, listed his Top 12 a couple weeks ago. Houston does list Tech in the group.
- T’Vondre Sweat, 88 rated SDE, received an offer from the Red Raiders two weeks ago. Sweat is currently committed to Texas.
- La’Vontae Shenault, 87 rated WR, received an offer from Texas Tech earlier in the month. La’Vontae has 10+ offers so far.
- Gabriel Hall, 85 rated DT, received an offer from the Red Raiders two weeks ago. Hall has 10+ offers so far.
- Taylor Miterko, 85 rated OT, put Texas Tech in his Top 10 on Saturday. He also listed Oklahoma State, TCU and Washington among others.
- Myles Jernigan, 84 rated OLB, received an offer from Texas Tech on Saturday. He also has offers from Baylor, Rice and Utah according to 247sports.
- Markel Reed, 84 rated CB, named Texas Tech in his Top 4 according to Gabe Brooks on 247sports. His other schools are Arkansas, Kansas State and SMU.
- Enoch Jackson, 84 rated DT, received an offer from the Red Raiders a couple weeks ago. Jackson has 18 offers thus far.
- Khatib Lyles, 84 rated WR, received an offer from Texas Tech two weeks ago. Several schools have offered Lyles thus far.
- Jason Gold, 84 rated SDE, received an offer from the Red Raiders a couple weeks ago. Gold has almost 30 offers so far.
- Tyrique Matthews, 83 rated ILB, received an offer from Texas Tech earlier in the month. Tech is the lone Power 5 offers for Matthews.
- Jeff Foreman, 83 rated ATH, received an offer from the Red Raiders two weeks ago. Foreman does not have very many offers so far according to 247sports.
- Bryce Robinson, 82 rated ILB, received an offer from the Red Raiders a couple weeks ago. Robinson only has a handful of offers thus far.
- Shea Whiting Jr, 82 rated WR, received an offer from Texas Tech two weeks ago. Tech has Whiting’s second offer at the time, and he has gotten six more since then.
- Cooper Laake, NR 2019 DT, received an offer from the Red Raiders earlier in the month. Laake also has offers from Purdue, Texas State and Tulsa.
- Isaiah Essissima, NR 2019 LB, received an offer from Texas Tech on Monday. He received offers from McNeese State and Louisiana Monroe the same day.
- Landon Jackson, NR 2021 SDE, received an offer from Texas Tech a couple weeks ago. Jackson has seven offers thus far.
- Khavon Moore, 93 rated SF signee, still appears to be with the Red Raiders. There were some concerns after Al Pinkins (his recruiter) left that he may want out of his NLI, but that does not seem to be the case so far. He still has Tech in his profile and expressed excitement for the Mooney commitment.
- Matt Mooney, South Dakota SG Graduate Transfer, committed to Texas Tech on Monday. You can read Seth C’s post, along with ESPN’s by Jeff Borzello, Rivals’ by Aaron Dickens and 247sports’ by Jarret Johnson.
- Kevin McCullar, 87 rated SF, reclassified for the 2018 class a couple weeks ago. McCullar also listed Texas Tech in his Top 9.
- Both Gach, 3-star SG, visited Texas Tech last week. Gach currently holds an offer from Texas Tech, along with eight others according to Rivals. His top three schools are Texas Tech, San Diego State and Utah according to TTUHoopsFans.
- Anthony Tarke, NJIT SF Graduate Transfer, cut his list down to Maryland, South Alabama and UTEP. With Mooney committing, there isn’t as much need for Tarke as there’s just one scholarship open.
- Stone Gettings, Cornell Forward Graduate Transfer, is receiving interest from Texas Tech. Multiple other schools, such as Auburn, Arizona and Washington, have asked about Gettings as well.
- Jalen Wilson, 98 rated 2019 SF, listed his Top 6 a couple weeks ago and did not list Texas Tech. Wilson is one of the best recruits in the class and Wilson was going to extremely hard to get.
- Brenden Tucker, 4-star 2019 CG, is starting to receive interest from Texas Tech according to Dan McDonald at Rivals. Tucker spoke to McDonald about this top schools in the story.
- Zeke Nnaji, 89 rated 2019 PF, received an offer from the Red Raiders last week. Nnaji has had about 15+ offers thus far.
- Moses Moody, 97 rated 2020 SG, received an offer from Texas Tech on Friday. Moody has double digit offers early in the process.
- Caleb Lohner, 97 rated 2020 SG, receiver an offer from the Red Raiders on Friday. Lohner has offers from Baylor, BYU, Kansas State, TCU and Texas A&M according to 247sports.