Hello world, how are you? I'm doing swell. Well it looks like some Tech targets over the past week decided to go different directions, some in which I was surprised by. While Tech themselves didn't gain any recruits, we did get closer on a few of them, including some big one (I literally mean big recruits). So on that note, lets begin.
Randy Anyanwu - DE (Lovejoy HS, Hampton, Georgia)
I don't know how to say this name, and I'm not going to try. I am not huge fan of his film, but there are some interesting things about him. First of all, for a DE, he has got some motors under his legs. His 40 time is clocked at a 4.59, which is ridiculous (in comparison, high Texas Tech recruit KD Cannon has a 4.58 40 yard dash. Just let that soak in...). Anyway, I don't see a huge strength factor in his game. Not saying that the kid is weak, but he uses mostly speed moves and his weight is at 230 lbs I could see this kid as a 4-3 DE in long situations, when he offense has a ways til the first down. Furthermore, I believe that maybe this kid could possibly be a Jace Amaro replacement. He has some TE film in his highlight, and shows his great hands during some defensive plays. He visited Tech last weekend and liked his visit. If he does commit, it will be the 6th Georgia recruits the King has brought in. Georgia is looking to be a bed for Texas Tech, and I like it!
Nick Kurtz - WR ( Grossmont CC, El Cajon, California)
Mother of god can this play. He reminds of Calvin Johnson (aka MEGATRON) a little bit, so I call him Starscream. He's huge, has good body weight, and can snatch it out of the air. What shocks me so much is that no huge programs are going after this stud. He visited Tech last weekend with a handful of other recruits for the first practice, and said that he had a great time. Oregon was interested for a while, but according to the 247sports page, he's not as high on them anymore. Tech looks to be in the lead for this kid with Kansas right behind us right now.
Daniel Wise - DE (Hebron HS, Carrollton, Texas)
If we can't get Will Coleman or Anthony Olobia, then this guy isn't a bad pick-up. He looks like he knows some good moves, as apparent in his film. Daniel's swim move looks impressive, and his ability to get across the Line of Scrimmage is remarkable. 247 list his 40 time as a 4.7, while ESPN rates it as a 5.35. By the look at his film, I'll go with 4.7 due to his explosiveness of the line. Daniel is very close to committing soon, and it looks like Texas Tech has the edge. He listed Tech as a favorite 3 months ago, and he's deciding between Colorado, Kansas and us. Wouldn't be surprised if he becomes number 17 soon.
Here are some updates on other recruits:
Ty Barrett chose TCU is past Saturday, which was a shocker to some, including myself. I thought TCU was the last choice, considering he just visited Ole Miss, OU was going hard after him, and Tech had a last minute push plus his good friend in Derrick Dixon. TCU has got some impressive OL so far in this class.
Christian Sam chose ASU last friday (I believe), which, again, was a shocker to me. Everybody thought it was going to be Baylor, since he just got back from visiting there and was high on them, and chose Arizona State instead. At least he didn't go to Baylor
Shattle Fenteng named Georgia is leader on Sunday, with us and Ole Miss looking up. Tech is losing ground with Georgia getting in the running and Ole Miss impressing, so they got some work to do. This kid seems to change his decision a lot though, so I wouldn't look to hard into it.
Dakota Allen will be visiting K-State soon and then decide on August 16th. Tech still needs a LB in this class in my opinion, and we don't have a lot of options there as far as recruits. He is deciding between Texas Tech, K-State, TCU and OU. I doubt Tech will get him, but you never know.
KD Cannon has narrowed his list down to five schools, and Tech made the cut along with OU, Ole Miss, Florida and the leaders in Baylor. KD is the last big name recruits Tech has besides Trey Quinn, who looks to be out of the picture. Tech has a little bit of work to do on KD, but he won't commit till National Signing Day (or around there), so no need to get worried.