Per SB Nation's Wescott Eberts, Texas Tech has a new commit in Princeton WR Jakari Dillard (6-4/180)
I honestly thought that Texas Tech was done recruiting receivers, but I'll take it, [Note by Seth C, 08/09/12 2:11 PM CDT ] When I wrote the red-lined language, I was still thinking that this was a 2013 commit, which is clearly not the case. I just can't read. Anyway, #glowingreviews especially after reading Eberts' account of Dillard from earlier this summer:
The day of viewing began with one of the top individual performers these eyes saw, as the 6'4, 185-pounder didn't waste any time making an impact, streaking down the field on a post route and hauling in the pass for a touchdown on the first offensive play of the game for Princeton. He followed it up with another touchdown catch on the following possession, leaping over two defenders to snag the football at its highest point -- an indefensible play at this level, or any other, frankly.
Dillard didn't stop producing either, using his big frame to later secure another catch in the endzone. He consistently caught the football away from his body when it was within his frame, showing strong and natural pass-catching ability, and then used his aerial skills to consistently beat defensive backs even when he couldn't create separation.
Strong both in his first several steps and with his top-end speed (which he said translates to a 4.5 40 time), Dillard sold his double moves well and was particularly effective with a stop and go route that he would hold for just long enough out of his break to get defenders biting. Currently sitting at three offers, that number will increase quickly and significantly this fall.
If you want to check out some Hudl highlights, both basketball and football, on Dillard. You can also check out the Rivals, Scout, 247 Sports and ESPN profiles on Dillard. I'll get up a profile later this week.