National Signing Day Open Thread: February Edition

It’s your open thread for the February National Signing Day.

The second and now, less important, National Signing Day is here and I don’t think we can expect much, if anything, to happen today. There may be a commitment, but I’d expect it to be pretty quiet. Here’s what we know from the December National Signing Day.

How and What to Watch

The official site will air a National Signing Day Special and the linked page states that we’ll get to hear from the coaches, including new offensive coordinator Kevin Johns and the early enrollees:

The National Signing Day Special will be the exclusive home for inside coverage of Texas Tech’s 2018 signing class as the show will feature interviews with head coach Kliff Kingsbury as well as defensive coordinator David Gibbs, offensive coordinator Kevin Johns and other members of the Red Raider coaching staff.

The show begins at 8 a.m. CT with a rundown of Texas Tech’s signees from the early signing period that was held in December. Several members of that early signing class will be featured throughout the broadcast, notably mid-year enrollees Alan Bowman, Troy Bradshaw, Sterling Galban, Jaylon Hutchings and Myller Royals.

The three-hour show will also feature an interview with soccer coach Tom Stone, who will have his program signing another highly-ranked class that day. Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt, men’s basketball coach Chris Beard, track and field coach Wes Kittley and baseball skipper Tim Tadlock will also join the crew in studio throughout the morning.

You can also check out the official site’s YouTube page where the early enrollees and signees already have short video bios for you to check out.

If you’re out and about, you go down to the USA and get a free breakfast this morning (while it lasts) and there will be a special on FOX Sports Southwest at 4:30 this afternoon.

Early Enrollees

  • QB Alan Bowman
  • OL Troy Bradshaw
  • WR Sterling Galban
  • DL Jaylon Hutchings
  • WR Myller Royals

Signed Letter of Intent

  • WR KeSean Carter
  • WR Erik Ezukanma
  • OL Clayton Franks
  • WR Corey Fulcher
  • OL Demarcus Marshall
  • OL Hakeem White
  • OL Weston Wright

Expected to Sign Today

  • LB Xavier Benson
  • LB Patrick Curley
  • RB Ta’Zhawn Henry
  • DE John Scott
  • RB SaRodorick Thompson

Recruiting Map

Just click on one of those double-t’s and that will lead you to a link with the profile of that player.

News, News, News, News

First and foremost, you can check out the Staking The Plains 2018 Texas Tech Football Commit page. Links to every player, highlights, etc.

This has been somewhat known, but Denton Record Chronicle’s Steve Gamel writes that Gabriel Douglas will not sign with Texas Tech, but will instead sign with a JUCO in Mississippi. If you ever see a player that’s really talented that doesn’t have many offers, then you know that something is a bit off and most likely with Douglas this is a situation where his grades just weren’t up to par.

If any player gets added to the class, it will most likely be either Otito Ogbonnia from Katy or Rice graduate transfer, Preston Gordon. Also make sure and check out our very own Michael LaBarre’s Possible Red Raiders where he’s got information from Monday.


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