Recruiting

2020 National Signing Day: December Edition

It’s a signing day!

Today is the December 2019 National Signing Day (the second one is Wednesday, February 5, 2020) and I think that a large portion of the 2020 class is expected to sign today, but you’ll have to sign up with one of the recruiting services to find out specifics of that or you can just wait a few hours. I always do my best when it comes to recruiting, but mainly I simply report on when players actually commit and don’t have any insight about players that are considering Texas Tech. I’m not that dialed into recruiting. I create a recruiting page each year, this is the 2020 football recruiting page and if you don’t want to click on over, below is what’s found on that page, including the map, a table with a link to each commitment’s post, which has links to their recruiting profiles and video for each player.

What Can I Do?

This is where we need your participation. You can comment and discuss and post twitter links as to when players sign their national letter of intent. That’s on you and we’ve always relied on you to do that each and every year. This is where the community aspect of Staking The Plains truly shines.

Recruiting Rankings

Right now, Texas Tech has the 43rd best class according to Rivals and 42nd best class according to 24/7 Sports. As you’ll note, this is about 20 spots higher than 2019 and 30 spots higher than in 2018. That sort of gets Texas Tech back on track to an extent. You’ll note below that Rivals and 24/7 Sports have wildly different methodologies in terms of how they rank each teams.

24/7 Sports Big 12 Recruiting Rankings. You can find the numbers here. Really, spots 4 through 9 are pretty close, but as noted below, Kansas is pretty much done, they have 25 already committed, while most other programs have a handful of other spots to increase their ranking. I should note that Kansas State already has 26 players committed, and teams are only allowed 25 total, so I’m not sure if there’s a greyshirt that is committed or something like that.

Rank Team 24/7 Sports Avg. 24/7 Sports Points
1 Oklahoma 91.08 262.75
2 Texas 92.30 256.26
3 TCU 88.74 201.37
4 Iowa State 85.33 188.62
5 Oklahoma State 85.89 188.60
6 West Virginia 86.31 186.62
7 Texas Tech 85.57 186.68
8 Kansas 84.51 185.64
9 Kansas State 84.41 181.42
10 Baylor 85.56 171.08

Rivals Big 12 Recruiting Rankings. You can find the numbers here. Rivals obviously puts a bigger significance on the number of recruits. Kansas is the only team that has 25 commits, which pushes them to the top of the class right now, while most of the other teams have 5 spots or more to increase their ranking (except for Kansas State, as noted above). So, if a team like Texas Tech or Iowa State rounds out their class with 25, they should eventually pass Kansas theoretically.

Rank Team Rivals Avg. Rivals Points
1 Oklahoma 3.45 2,133.00
2 Texas 3.75 1,908.00
3 Kansas 2.84 1,425.00
4 West Virginia 3.12 1,395.00
5 Iowa State 2.86 1,380.00
6 Kansas State 2.62 1,335.00
7 Texas Tech 2.85 1,260.00
8 Oklahoma State 2.72 1,244.00
9 TCU 3.07 1,233.00
10 Baylor 2.80 975.00

I’m The Map, I’m The Map

2020 Recruiting Table

Player Position Ht / Wt Hometown Rating Commitment
Donovan Smith QB 6-4/195 Wolfforth, TX 83.90 2/26/29
Tahj Brooks RB 5-11/212 Manor, TX 87.63 6/22/2019
Ja’Lynn Polk WR 6-2/175 Lufkin, TX 88.83 6/22/2019
JJ Sparkman WR 6-4/200 Longview, TX 85.72 6/22/2019
Quinshone Bright IR 5-9/170 Cedar Hill, TX 85.73 6/22/2019
Loic Fouonji WR 6-4/192 Midland, TX 89.97 11/25/2019
John Holcomb TE 6-5/215 Wellington, TX 84.98 7/30/2019
Caleb Rogers OL 6-4/271 Mansfield, TX 84.98 6/13/2019
Larry Moore OL 6-6/265 Missouri City, TX 84.77 6/22/2019
Ethan Carde OL 6-8/340 Coffeyville, KS N/R 12/17/2019
LB Moore DE 6-3/215 Amarillo, TX 86.14 7/31/2019
Philip Blidi DE 6-4/253 Portales, NM 86.61 8/9/2019
Devin Drew DE 6-4/275 Council Bluffs, IA 82.17 12/11/2019
Derrick Lewis, II LB 6-1/210 Schertz, TX 85.93 10/6/2019
Krishon Merriweather LB 6-1/230 Garden City, KS 84.85 12/17/2019
Jonathan Davis DB 6-1/165 Dallas, TX 84.44 6/3/2019
Ryan Frank DB 6-4/185 Magnolia, TX 85.39 6/28/2019
Kobee Minor DB 6-0/175 Corinth, TX 84.31 7/8/2019
Myles Price ATH 5-9/170 The Colony, TX 86.68 9/10/2019
Nate Floyd ATH 6-1/170 College Station, TX 86.46 10/10/2019
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