Recruiting on the South Plains | JUCO OT Dominique Robertson Commits to Texas Tech

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Recent Kansas St. commit, offensive tackle Dominique Robertson, has switched his commitment to Texas Tech.

PLAYER: Dominique Robertson

POSITION: Offensive LIne
HEIGHT: 6'5"
WEIGHT: 300
FORTY: N/A
JUCO: Riverside C.C. (Riverside, CA)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals 5.6 | Scout | ESPN 78 | 24/7 Sports 85
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8535
VTM PROFILE DATE: January 27, 2014

OFFERS | Arizona, Arizona St., Fresno St., Kansas St., Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Washington St., West Virginia

STATS | Nada.

THE PLAYER SPEAKS | Robertson spoke about switching his commitment and the fact that Texas Tech recently hired Darrin Chiaverini (via Rivals):

"Honestly, I like the people," he said. "I like the system they have. I like the coaching staff. I just like everything about Texas Tech. And, plus, one of my coaches (Darrin Chiaverini) just got hired there so that just made it a plus."

And Robertson talked abut how he wanted to earn his spot:

"I just didn't want to have a spot given to me," he said. "I asked them if I would be able to come in and compete at left tackle, even though they still have one, and they told me I definitely would be able to compete. Even if not, I don't have a problem playing right tackle. That's where their need is at. I'm still going to try to compete for the left tackle."

SCOUTING REPORT | Robertson has terrific footwork and does a nice job of getting his hands on the opposing defender. Pretty good off the rush and is able to maintain the pocket, although from the video I watched, Robertson really didn't deal with any speed rushers like he will in the Big 12. Robertson shows the ability to really go after players when he's asked to run block and does a good job of keeping his feet. To me, Robertson reminds me of fellow commit, Dontae Levingston, long and lean tackle types, much in the same mold as Rashad Fortenberry.

There's no doubt that Chiaverini knows Robertson better than anyone else and it's nice to have his hiring pay off with a commit in a position of need. Especially if a majority of the freshmen class from last year are placed at the guard spots, Texas Tech will need some depth at offensive tackle. And add in the thought that with Beau Carpenter's dismissal, just having some mature bodies along the line should help out tremendously. OL coach Lee Hays has shown a propensity to move guys where he feels best, regardless of what you expect their position to be.

Dominique, welcome to Texas Tech and Git Your Guns Up!

The 2014 Class |

Player Position Ht/Wt School VTM Profile
Patrick Mahomes QB 6-3/198 Whitehouse (Whitehouse, TX) April 24, 2013
Justin Stockton RB 5-9/175 Steele (Cibolo, TX) January 21, 2013
Demarcus Felton RB 5-7/179 Dekaney (Spring, TX) April 18, 2013
Jakari Dillard WR 6-4/185 Princeton (Princeton, TX) August 13, 2012
Cameron Batson IR 5-9/165 Milwood (Oklahoma City, OK) April 23, 2013
Ian Sadler WR 5-11/192 Argyle (Argyle, TX) April 25, 2013
Byron Daniels WR 6-0/170 Madison (San Antonio, TX) May 8, 2013
Devin Lauderdale WR 5-11/170 Navarro College (Corsicana, TX) December 28, 2013
Justin Murphy OL 6-8/275 Belton (Belton, TX) June 10, 2013
Robert Castaneda OL 6-5/315 Round Rock (Round Rock, TX) June 10, 2013
Dontae Levingston OL 6-5/285 Santa Monica C.C. (Santa Monica, CA) December 22, 2013
Dominique Robertson OL 6-5/300 Riverside C.C. (Riverside, CA) January 27, 2014
Keland McElrath DT 6-5/290 Coahoma C.C. (Clarksdale, MS) September 25, 2013
Marcus Smith DT 6-3/305 Highland C.C. (Highland, KS) December 15, 2013
Rika Levi DT 6-2/350 College of San Mateo (San Mateo, CA) January 16, 2014
Brandon Thorpe DT/DE 6-5/275 Highland C.C. (Highland, KS) January 19, 2014
LaDarrius Kidd DT 6-3/275 Harrison Central (Gulfport, MS) January 23, 2014
Dakota Allen LB 6-2/225 Summer Creek (Humble, TX) August 17, 2013
Tevin Madison CB 5-10/160 Fayette County (Fayette, AL) April 26, 2013
Derrick Dixon S 5-9/187 Skyline (Dallas, TX) June 19, 2013
Joseph Clark DB 5-9/180 Chapel Hill (Tyler, TX) July 28, 2013
Jah’Shawn Johnson DB 5-10/172 Ennis (Ennis, TX) August 13, 2013
Connor Wilson S 6-2/205 Argyle (Argyle, TX) September 18, 2013
Jamarcus Howard CB 5-11/190 Coffeyville C.C. (Coffeyville, KS) November 4, 2013
Josh Keys DB 6-2/190 Miss. Gulf Coast C.C. (Perkinston, MS) December 15, 2013
Payton Hendrix S 6-3/190 Bishop Dunne (Dallas, TX) December 27, 2013
Nigel Bethel CB 5-9/170 Booker T. Washington (Miami, FL) January 9, 2014
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