Player: Devin Drew
Position: Defensive End
Height / Weight: 6-4 / 275
JUCO: Iowa Western C.C.
Offers: SMU, Texas Tech, Maryland, North Texas, UNLV
Recruiting Services: Rivals 5.5 | 24/7 Sports 81 | ESPN N/R
Cumulative Ranking: 82.17
Commitment Date: December 11, 2019
Iowa Western Community College defensive end Devin Drew is the 18th commit for the 2020 class.
Still got that chip on my shoulder Lubbock, Tx here I come‼#Wreckem #GunsUp #COMMITTED pic.twitter.com/ICDmEYqnG0
— Devin9️⃣0️⃣ (@DevinDrew22) December 11, 2019
Last year for the Reivers (this is the Iowa Western C.C. mascot), Drew had 58 tackles, 9.5 sacks, 17 tackles for a loss, a forced fumble, and a couple of pass-break-ups. As a freshman, Drew was pretty good, 39 tackles, 5 sacks, and 6.5 tackles for a loss. As an aside, I didn’t know what a Reiver was and apparently, reivers were “raiders along the Anglo-Scottish border from the late 13th century to the beginning of the 17th century.”
It should also be noted that when Drew was in high school, he was a basketball prospect in the Kansas City area, but probably didn’t get tall enough for that power forward frame.
Drew is a big defensive end that primarily plays with his hand down and lines up mostly on the right side, but he’ll flip to the other side as well. He’s a really good athlete, I like how he will stay true to his responsibility, so if he’s supposed to play the run, he does that, checks, and then goes to make the play. Not a lot of moves from Drew, just using his athleticism to make plays, which I fine with and speaks to his ability to make so many plays without being really refined. And there’s no doubt that Texas Tech needs a pass-rushing defensive end. Eli Howard is a senior in 2020 so there needs to be defensive line options and a lot of high school defensive ends aren’t physically ready. Drew is physically ready and am super-excited he will arrive in December. Oh, and you want a player-comp? Former basketball player in high school and plays on the defensive line? How about Kerry Hyder?