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2007 Texas Tech Football Commitments

The 2007 commitment class is in the books. I've put together the list of commitments and whether or not I think they'll contribute in 2007. As we all know, it takes a pretty special player to even step on the field as a freshman. You'll note that I think that a majority of these kids should be redshirted and I think that's what makes a program strong, when you can keep a kid for 5 years and really develop them as a player and as a human being. Yes, I believe that means getting them adjusted to not living at home, being on their own, being responsible for their own actions, etc. I believe that's all part of the development process.

If I had to put money on it, I think that Amie and maybe another wider receive has an opportunity to contribute. Maybe one of the defensive linemen, but I'd be willing to bet that they are really all considered projects. LaCour has the best chance to start, but I'm sure that there are other options at punter.

The official Texas Tech website has the entire class as well as bios on each player. Also check out Rivals.com.

Regular DTN commentor HubCityRaider made a really good point in the comments in today's open thread, which was the number of 3 star recruits that Tech's recruited over the past two years. That made me consider that I when I review the classes, I should be taking a look at the number of recruits that start, contribute and those that are spot players in relation to their rank. If I could start building a database, we might be better equipped to make a determination as to the actual "success" of a class. I've already done 2003, 2004 and 2005, but I'll certainly go back and start building that database.

I hope to have a special guest on DTN later tonight or maybe tomorrow, but I think everyone will enjoy it.

Player Pos Stars Ht Wt 40 RR Comment
De'Shon Sanders DB 3 6-2 205 - 5.6 JUCO - should contribute.
Bobby Agoucha DT 2 6-4 300 - 5.2 Project - should redshirt.
Jacob Amie WR 3 6-4 224 4.59 5.7 Possible contributor
Bront Bird DB 3 6-4 201 4.81 5.5 Project - should redshirt.
Omar Castillo OL 2 6-6 310 - 5.2 Project - should redshirt.
Taylor Charbonnet ATH 3 5-9 164 4.4 5.5 Project - should redshirt.
Aaron Crawford RB 3 5-11 200 4.4 5.5 Possible contributor.
Dominique Delpeche OL 2 6-7 338 5.6 5.3 Project - should redshirt.
Lonnie Edwards OL 4 6-5 305 5.08 5.8 Possible contributor - should redshirt.
Blake Emert OL 3 6-5 275 - 5.6 Project - should redshirt.
Sam Fehoko DE 3 6-2 220 4.7 5.7 Project - should redshirt.
Jared Flannel RB 3 6-0 180 4.5 5.6 Project - should redshirt.
Jacoby Franks WR 3 6-0 170 4.5 5.5 Project - should redshirt.
Jerrod Gooch OL 3 6-4 290 5.58 5.5 Project - should redshirt.
Rashad Hawk WR 3 6-3 180 4.48 5.5 Possible contributor.
Daniel Howard DE 2 6-3 240 - 5.3 JUCO - should contribute.
Justin Keown OL 2 6-4 280 - 5.2 Prep - project - should redshirt.
Jonathan LaCour K 2 6-2 190 - 5.2 Possible starter.
Detron Lewis WR 3 6-0 190 4.66 5.6 Possible contributor - should redshirt.
Stefan Loucks QB 2 6-2 185 4.7 5.2 Project - should redshirt.
David Neill DE 3 6-5 244 4.87 5.5 Possible contributor - should redshirt.
Mickey Okafor OL 3 6-6 290 5.1 5.5 Project - should redshirt.
Brandon Sharpe DE 2 6-4 240 - 5.4 JUCO - should contribute.
Tyrone Sonier DE 3 6-2 225 4.6 5.5 Possible contributor - should redshirt.
Tramain Swindall WR 3 6-2 163 - 5.7 Project - should redshirt.
Colby Whitlock DT 3 6-3 290 - 5.5 Possible contributor - should redshirt.
Adam James TE 3 6-2 230 4.6 5.5 Greyshirt - possible contributor.
Lyle Leong WR 2 6-2 158 4.5 5.3 Greyshirt - possible contributor.
Jonathan Hollins DE 3 6-3 228 4.8 5.6 Has not signed.