Red Raider Gridiron | Impact JUCO's; 2015 Commitment Table

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODA

Which JUCO will have the biggest impact this next year, plus unveiling the 2015 commitment table.

This is not normally the place that you would see something about basketball, but we need everyone to be a part of the VTM Bracket Challenge.  Go to this link for Yahoo! Fantasy Sports and then go to "Find a Pool".  The pool number is 192450 and the password is very complicated . . . vtm.  All lower-case.  I can promise that you'll most likely beat me.

Impact JUCO's: Dave Campbell's takes a look at the impact JUCO from across the state and they pick just one JUCO from each of the colleges and they chose DT Rika Levi (via Texas Football).   Like a lot of you, if this doesn't work out, I'm incredibly nervous about how this will play out, but there really wasn't much of a choice.  The other choice was to recruit a bunch of high school defensive tackles that most likely wouldn't be ready to compete for a couple of years.  Regardless, I'm incredibly happy to have four JUCO defensive linemen and after reading this link I started to think about the one JUCO player that I think will have the biggest impact.  Here's the list, leave your pick in the comments.

DT Rika Levi
DT Keland McElrath
DT Marcus Smith
DE Brandon Thorpe
S Josh Keys
OT Dominique Robertson
OG Shaquille Davis
WR Devin Lauderdale

Commitment Table: I spent quite a bit of time over the past few nights about how to make the recruiting table a bit cleaner as I thought there was too much wasted space on the recruiting table previously.  So I tried to delete as much as possible.  With it being such a slow sports day in terms of football news because of spring break, I thought this was as good a time as any to publish this.  Don't forget that I try to keep up with all of this at the Football Commitment Page and I also have the Basketball Commitment Page.

HT/WT: 6-3/190
FORTY: 4.57-4.66
HIGH SCHOOL: Stephenville (Stephenville, TX)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals 6.0 | Scout | ESPN 84 | 24/7 Sports 96
VTM PROFILE DATE: March 7, 2014
OFFERS | Texas Tech, Alabama, Baylor, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Arizona St. Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Kentucky, Miami, Michigan, Ohio St., Oklahoma St., Ole Miss, Penn St., TCU, Texas, Vanderbilt, Washington St.
HT/WT: 6-1/180
FORTY: 4.45
HIGH SCHOOL: Memorial (Port Arthur, TX)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals N/R | Scout | ESPN N/R | 24/7 Sports 84
VTM PROFILE DATE: February 3, 2014
OFFERS | Lamar, Texas Tech and Washington St.
HT/WT: 6-4/310
JUCO: Riverside C.C. (Corona, CA)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals N/R | Scout N/R | ESPN N/R | 24/7 Sports N/R
VTM PROFILE DATE: March 9, 2014
OFFERS | Texas Tech


The official site has a contest for this year to be the year of the fearless fan (via Texas Tech).

You may not remember this guy, but Trevor Reilly was originally a Texas Tech commit with Leach, but he never showed up and went on a Mormon mission and ended up at Utah.  Anyway, he's writing a draft diary for USA Today and he's got a terrific story that's worth your time (via USA Today).

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