Recruiting on the Plains: 2016 WR T.J. Vasher Player Profile

A huge commitment on Friday as 4-star receiver T.J. Vasher, from Wichita Falls, commits to Texas Tech. Video, analysis and stats all right here.

HT/WT: 6-5/185 FORTY: N/A
HIGH SCHOOL: Rider (Wichita Falls, TX)
OFFERS: Colorado, Houston, Mississippi State, North Texas, Ohio State, Ole Miss, SMU, Texas Tech
Rivals 5.8 52 35
Scout N/R N/R
24/7 Sports 88 71 57
ESPN 80 53 45
PROFILE DATE: June 8, 2015

The Player Speaks: I’ve embedded Vasher’s commitment video below so you can hear it for yourself. If you’d like to read, Vasher spoke to the Times Record News about why he chose Texas Tech:

He said it was the relationship he’s formed with the Tech football coaches, particularly outside receivers coach Darrin Chiaverini, that had the biggest sway on him.

“I have a great relationship with the coaches,” Vasher said. “The quarterback that’s going there for 2016 out of Mansfield (Jett Duffey), we’ve gotten to know each other. I just trust in everything the coaches are doing and telling me.”

And one of Vasher’s mentors, former Texas Tech footballer, Eric Ward, spoke to RedRaiderSports’ Will McKay about what to expect from the Texas Tech coaches:

“I just told him that they were genuine guys that I enjoyed playing under them. They were straightforward, and they’re going to teach you what you need to know to be successful in that offense. They’re also going to teach you life skills to be a person as a grown man after college. They stress the importance of education so you can have a career. They want you to be more than just an athlete. They want you to be a good person that can have goals after football.”

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Scouting Report: Vasher caught 67 passes for 993 yards and 12 touchdowns. That works out to almost 15 yards a catch and 76 yards a game. If you watch Vasher’s video, his quarterback isn’t a nuanced as others, so he’s working for those yards.

Vasher has some the measurables that a lot of athletes don’t have, a 6-4 frame and leaping ability out the roof. Oh, and I think Vasher’s got longer arms than most. Being able to dunk at 6-4 is one thing but to get the length that he does is another. Again, going back to the basketball theme (where he averaged 18 points a game) he’s obviously got the agility and body control that you might expect, but I think that’s a bit more difficult to translate to the football field. Vasher exhibits plenty of ability to get up and go get that pass and there’s one catch where you see it all come together:

No listing for his 40-yard dash time, but that’s not a huge deal when you’re 6-4. I think he’s fast enough, but he’s not a burner.

Make sure and check out Staking The Plains’ Recruiting Table for a map of where all the commits are located and links on every commit.

T.J., welcome to Texas Tech and Git Your Guns Up!

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