Recruiting on the High Plains | WR Marcus Kennard

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After some commitments and then some de-commitments, Texas Tech received it's 20th commitment in WR Marcus Kennard.  As mentioned by others, this was a big recruiting weekend as the staff had about 10 recruits visiting.  Kennard was apparently down to Texas Tech and Texas A&M and the possibility of immediate playing time was the deciding factor.  Kennard will enroll in January, which means that I think he'll actually count against last year's recruiting numbers.

The Measurables:  

Marcus Kennard
Position: WR
DTN Profile
Video: None
Rivals Profile 5.8
Scout Profile N/A
ESPN Profile N/A
Ht: 6'4"
Wt: 205 lbs
Forty: 4.50
JUCO: Butler County C.C.

It's always a bit strange to see a player ranked so highly by one service, but not ranked at all by another service.

More after the jump.

The Player Speaks:  LAJ's Don Williams spoke with Kennard after his commitment and he does not lack for confidence:

The wide receiver from Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kan., made an oral commitment Sunday to Tech coaches. Kennard said he was measured at 6-foot-4 and weighed in at 202 pounds on his campus visit this weekend.

Kennard said his height, speed, 38-inch vertical jump and hands are all pluses.

"I can outjump any player out there," he said. "I’m hungry for the ball. If the ball’s in the air, I’m guaranteed going to catch it."

Kennard also has family from Lubbock and this factored into his decision in committing to Texas Tech.  Kennard also had to decide between a weekend visit with Texas Tech and Arkansas and chose to visit Texas Tech. 

Video:  Nothing for free.

Scouting Report:  Without video, it's always tough to determine.  Kennard had 43 catches for 876 yards and 13 touchdowns, which is 20.37 yards per catch and averages a touchdown for every 3.03 reception.  Rivals.com ranked Kennard the #20 JUCO prospect overall and was also the #2 JUCO receiver prospect.

Marcus, welcome to Texas Tech and Git Your Guns Up!

The 2011 Class: This is where you can find the 2011 recruiting page.  Depending on who you believe, there's quite a bit of talent that's lining up to be in Lubbock either in January or in the fall.  I think that Brewer, Daniels, Robertson and now Kennard will be enrolling in January.  As mentioned above, this counts against the 2010 recruiting class.  There's going to be a lot of turnover after the season.

Position Commitment Ht/Wt High School/State Rivals Rivals Rating Scout ESPN ESPN Grade
QB Michael Brewer 6-0/175 Lake Travis (Austin, TX) 3 5.7 3 3 78
RB Kenny Williams 5-10/210 Hendrickson (Pflugerville, TX) 4 5.8 4 4 80
RB Bradley Marquez 5-11/180 Odessa (Odessa, TX) 3 5.7 4 4 79
WR Derek Edwards 6-1/163 Brenham (Brenham, TX) 4 5.8 3 3 79
WR Marcus Kennard 6-4/205 Butler County C.C. (El Dorado, KS) 4 5.8 N/A N/A N/A
TE Jace Amaro 6-5/237 MacArthur (San Antonio, TX) 4 5.8 4 3 78
OL Tony Morales 6-4/300 Sam Houston (Arlington, TX) 4 5.8 3 3 78
OL Alfredo Morales 6-3/287 Sam Houston (Arlington, TX) 3 5.7 3 3 76
OL Le'Raven Clark 6-6/245 Rockdale (Rockdale, TX) 3 5.7 4 3 79
DL James Castleman 6-4/255 Amarillo (Amarillo, TX) 3 5.7 4 3 77
DL Jon Lewis 6-2/260 Klein Oak (Spring, TX) 3 5.6 3 3 78
DE Kindred Evans 6-6/215 South Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie, TX) 3 5.6 3 3 75
LB Terrell Hartsfield 6-4/215 Hargrave MA (Chatham, VA) 3 5.7 3 N/A 45
LB Blake Dees 6-0/234 Spanish Fort (Spanish Fort, AL) 3 5.5 3 2 73
LB Sam Eguavoen 6-2/220 Lakeview Centennial (Garland, TX) N/A N/A N/A N/A 45
DB Freddie Warner 5-9/170 L.G. Pinkston (Dallas, TX) 3 5.5 3 3 76
CB Jeremy Reynolds 5-9/166 Oak Ridge Military Academy (Oak Ridge, NC) 3 5.5 2 3 77
ATH Ronnie Daniels 6-1/195 La Cueva (Albuquerque, NM) 3 5.6 3 3 76
ATH LaDarrin Robertson 6-3/215 Longview (Longview, TX) 3 5.5 3 3 77
ATH DeAndre Washington 5-9/183 Marshall (Missouri City, TX) 3 5.7 3 3 78
Averages 3.10 5.39 2.90 2.60 70.20
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