Outlaw was one of three teammates from King H.S. in Lithonia, Georgia, that committed to Texas Tech on National Signing Day.
PLAYER: Joshua Outlaw
POSITION: Offensive Tackle
HIGH SCHOOL: King (Lithonia, GA)
VIDEO: Clip 1
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CUMULATIVE RANKING: 71.57
VTM PROFILE DATE: February 10, 2013
OFFERS | Arkansas, Auburn, Clemson, East Carolina, Eastern Kentucky, Florida, Georgia, Louisville, Missouri, N.C. State, Oklahoma, Rutgers, South Carolina, South Florida, Syracuse, TCU, Tennessee, Texas Tech, UCF, Utah, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, West Virginia
STATS | Nothing that I could find.
THE PLAYER SPEAKS | Nothing directly related to Outlaw's commitment, but I did find this article where he played in some sort of All-American Bowl. It sounds like he's a good kid in that he admitted that things just didn't work out after committing to Florida and he's looking for the right fit. I like both of these traits very much:
He said his athleticism makes him stand out from other offensive linemen. "I think I have better footwork and better lateral movement," he said. "I’m also very aggressive and I like to finish my blocks." When Outlaw isn’t blocking defensive linemen he is volunteering with Hosea Williams Feed the Hungry and Homeless.
SCOUTING REPORT | I really like how Outlaw sets up most of the time with a very wide base. He is very athletic, or more athletic that I would have guessed for a person in the 300 pound range. Outlaw has really nice lateral movement.
I'd love to see him take the fight to the defender a bit more. He seems to take a punch well, but it would be nice to see him deliver it more often. Would be really nice to see Outlaw develop a mean-streak on the field. Still, you can't teach that sort of athleticism. You get more of a sense of that in this video, or you get an idea of what he's capable of doing with a potential mean streak.
Joshua, welcome to Texas Tech and Git Your Guns Up!