|HIGH SCHOOL: Coronado (Lubbock, TX)
|OFFERS: Louisiana Tech, Texas, Texas Tech, Baylor, TCU, Illinois, Memphis, Oklahoma State, ORU, Rice, Sam Houston State, Santa Clara, Texas A&M
|VIDEO: Hudl | YouTube
|CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8946
|PROFILE DATE: September 25, 2016
The Player Speaks: RRS’s Will McKay spoke with Culver and said that it was Beard’s insistence that Culver was and is a top priority:
“He’s been trying to sell me on how I could come in and help the program win and be in a winning program,” Culver said. “I’m all about winning, too, so we have that connection. He thinks I can help them win and this and that.
“He tells me that I’m a top priority for Texas Tech, and I definitely feel the love on that. He tells me that a lot, and I can definitely see that, especially with the way they have been recruiting me.”
Scouting Report: Culver is a ridiculously smooth shooting guard who ha sburst onto the scene from his junior to senior season. I think Culver was initially a point guard that has morphed into a shooting guard because of his size. Culver can still handle the ball quite well, but his real value is being a bigger guard that can shoot from the outside, has good enough handles to shake defenders on a dribble and pop, plus that frame of his causes all sorts of issues for opponents when he’s playing defense.
Aside from the physical aspects of Culver’s talent, it’s also the idea that it’s been a long time since Texas Tech has beat out Big 12 teams for the state’s top talent. In fact, I can’t remember when that last happened, where a player was a legitimate Texas Tech target and also the legitimate target of teams like Texas and Oklahoma State and Baylor. Not to mention, the fact that Culver is from Coronado and chose to stay at home is a huge deal.
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.