I really don't know how much I'll be able to add to what third commit from Gulf Coast C.C., Rashad Fortenberry could bring to the team. In terms of actually being able to see him play with my own eyes and I even tried to watch the Javon Bell highlights to see if I could make out #73 but had little luck. Sorry for not having better information and as a result, this will be the least informative of the profiles of the recent JUCO commits.
Let's get to it.
The Player Speaks: LAJ's Don Williams spoke with Fortenberry:
"I fit in well with the program," Fortenberry said. "I’m more of a passing (pass-blocking) tackle, and I feel like I’ll do good in this program."
And with Fortenberry's coach:
"Rashad’s a great kid, great player," Mississippi Gulf Coast coach Steve Campbell said. "He started every game for us this year and was an all-state selection in what I think is the toughest junior-college league in the country. He has great feet, good punch, excellent pass blocker, good run blocker."
Offers and Rankings: The only offers that I've found are from South Florida and Louisiana-Lafayette. No rankings either.
The Video: Not available.
Scouting Report: Again, sorry to disappoint, but I find it disingenuous to to try to tell you about a player that I haven't seen play. The only thing I can say about Fortenberry is that he's got a big frame, that he played offensive line on two very good teams for Gulf Coast C.C. and he's played both guard and tackle, which gives me hope that he could be a part that could be plugged in at either spot.
Rashad, welcome to Texas Tech and Git Your Guns Up!
The 2012 Class: Almost ready.