PLAYER: LaDarrius Kidd
POSITION: Defensive Tackle
HIGH SCHOOL: Harrison Central (Gulfport, MS)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals 5.3 | Scout N/R | ESPN N/R | 24/7 Sports N/R
CUMULATIVE RANKING: N/A
VTM PROFILE DATE: January 23, 2014
OFFERS | UAB, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana Tech,
STATS | No idea.
THE PLAYER SPEAKS | Not yet.
UPDATE: The coaches were in Kidd's home last night when he committed and Kidd talked about committing to Texas Tech (via RP).
"I bonded real well with the coaches on the visit and don't want to pass up an opportunity to play at a BCS school," Kidd said Thursday night. "Mostly it was the coaches and Lubbock felt like home to me. That's what I wanted mostly, a place that felt like home."
Kidd also said that Oklahoma offered this week and Oregon was starting to show interest this past week.
SCOUTING REPORT | Players in the south usually aren't over-looked. The idea is that the geography of the South is more compact, a bit different than Texas, where things are spread out over four or five hours or even more between stops. While in the South, you can drive to different locations relatively easy. Plus, Gulfcoast has their own JUCO, so this isn't a case of folks not really knowing where it is. In any event, the strange thing here is that Texas Tech now has a commit from a 6-3/275 or 315 pound defensive tackle that is still relatively unknown. Three of the four scouting services don't have Kidd even rated.
So, what's there? Yeah, I really like his film, and that's the other confusing part. I like the way Kidd plays and that just doesn't make any sense, that a kid his size has the ability to play as well as he does. Kidd made his all-region first team and made the South Honorable Mention. And if Mississippi's high schools are anything like Texas, it's not as if he is playing in a small district as he is in the 6A division. Kidd isn't a complete unknown.
Kidd has really nice size and strength. Pretty good quickness for someone his size and can get the line of scrimmage. Kidd has the ability to split double-teams and motor all over the field. If I see this film and I don't know who it is, I'm thinking he can play and I'd give him a spot, especially if he has the grades. I suppose this is similar to offering Donte Phillips a couple of years a ago. A high school project that you hope makes an impact in some capacity by the time he's a senior.
LaDarrius, welcome to Texas Tech and Git Your Guns Up!
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