Jabbar Juluke Ain’t Messing Around

Newly hired running back coach Jabbar Juluke is hot on the recruiting trail.

Since Jabbar Juluke was hired by Texas Tech, he’s been on a roll. This of course presumes a couple of things, but he’s not messing around and perhaps he’s got a bit of motivation after LSU re-assigned him earlier this year.

Since being hired, there have been five Louisiana prep players offered by Texas Tech. And keep in mind that Juluke is pretty much responsible for Douglas Coleman, the impressive freshman who hardly played any cornerback in high school ended up being the best corner on the team last year (in my opinion). Coleman was largely under-recruited probably, having committed to Tulane and the late offer from Texas Tech came when Juluke was hired and I couldn’t be happier (probably same thing for David Gibbs. And maybe that’s because Coleman played a ton of receiver in high school, but he’s a heck of a defensive back and he’s going to play a lot for the next three years.

RB Jeremy Gibson (5-11/195) | Reserve, LA: An unrated running back and it’s just a matter of time before he’s at the very least a three-star recruit. Gibson is an explosive back with really decent size and he absolutely fits the mold of what Texas Tech is looking for in a running back.

QB Justin Rogers (6-4/205) | Bossier City, LA: If you ever wanted a Patrick Mahomes clone, then Rogers is your guy. A four-star quarterback with a cannon for an arm and some excellent elusiveness. I don’t know how much Mahomes going in the first round will sell Rogers, but if a player has the athletic ability, Kingsbury will absolutely put that ability and arm on full display.

OL Cameron Wire (6-6/260) | Gonzalez, LA: Wire is an athletic freak and looks to me to be a Le’Raven Clark starter kit. Currently rated as a three-star recruit and only weighing in at 260, he’s got a great frame, looks to have long arms and looks to be a future left tackle.

OL Titus Jones (6-3/265) | New Orleans, LA: An unrated left tackle and I can’t figure out why he’s not rated. Another athletic player and although he’s just two inches shorter than Wire, he’s similar in terms of athletic ability. He can move incredibly well.

ATH Slade Bolden (5-11/185) | West Monroe, LA: Bolden is a terrific three-star slot receiver who does a little bit of everything. Bolden is starting to come-on in terms of recruiting, being offered by TCU and Ole Miss in addition to Texas Tech. He’s shifty and he’s plenty fast.


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