Recruiting on the Plains: 2018 DT John Graves III Commits to Texas Tech

Texas Tech receives their second defensive line commitment this week.

Player: John Graves III
Position: Defensive Tackle
Height: 6’2
Weight: 270
School: Lancaster (Lancaster, Texas)
Class: 2018
Offers: Colorado State, Memphis, New Mexico State, Texas-San Antonio, Texas Tech
Recruiting Services: Rivals | 24/7 Sports | Scout | ESPN
Cumulative Ranking: 0.8073

Graves committed on June 14th and Graves maybe played in Missouri for a while and then played for Lancaster. I’m guessing that the highlights where he’s playing in purple jerseys are from Missouri as I know that Lancaster’s school colors are orange and black.

Graves is a fairly athletic defensive tackle. It’s strange in that his height ranges from 6’1″ to 6’3″ which means that he’s relatively short and guys his size end up playing defensive tackle because you’re not tall enough to be an offensive lineman. I like Graves athleticism, but it’s really difficult for me to tell on some of the plays because of the angle of the camera and not really seeing the full play. Regardless, you get that Graves pursues the ball really well and is versatile in that he plays along the line of scrimmage, from end to tackle. It will be really interesting to see how Graves does in regards to Texas high school football.


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