The Red Raiders received their second commitment of the 2011 recruiting class, LB Devon Hocutt, who is absolutely huge for a high school linebacker.
Here's what I've been able to find out about Devon this morning.
ESPN Profile 74
Wt: 260 lbs
High School: Ellison (Killeen, TX)
More about Devon after the jump.
The Player Speaks: Killeen Daily Herald's Alex Byington spoke with Hocutt yesterday about his commitment to Texas Tech and he had this to say about why he chose the Red Raiders:
Hocutt said one of the biggest reasons for his quick commitment was the family atmosphere he felt while being recruited by new Red Raiders defensive coordinator James Willis, who joined Tuberville after spending a year coaching linebackers at Alabama.
He also liked that Tech's interest in him never wavered.
"What impressed me most was that as soon as they were interested in me, they sent me a faxed offer, and then today, I got another offer from them in the mail," Hocutt said. "And when I got that second offer from them, it seemed like they were very interested in me."
Also interesting is the fact that his best friend is David Cobb, a pretty special player in his own right, brother of current Red Raider Daniel Cobb and a running back for Ellison.
While he can't officially sign a letter of intent until National Signing Day next February, Hocutt acknowledged that he's looking forward to joining forces again with Cobb, who's the older brother of current Eagles tailback – and his best friend – David Cobb.
[Note by Seth C, 03/02/10 8:34 AM CST ] I forgot to add this regarding a possible position for Hocutt:
"The only thing is I don't know if I'll be playing offense or defense," Hocutt said. "They're looking at me at fullback, a stand-up end, a defensive tackle or at linebacker. Right now I'm just (regarded) as an athlete."
Scouting Report: I'm a little wary about linking to this, but here's a bit of a scouting report on Hocutt from Coach Schuman's High School Football Recruiting Blog and Hocutt apparently attended one of the combine's there:
Devon is a straight beast, Physical and freakishly athletic for a guy who weighs 256. Great footwork, speed, and power for an MLB.
Devon is also among the Best LB's for the class of 2011. Shoot, he would be listed as one of the best DL as well if he was a Defensive Lineman, but lets discuss him as an LB. Good speed, great athleticism for 256 and sideline to sideline capability, whats not to love. He can cover rb's very well and he can bump them right into the dirt. He has great power and ball skills, he has offers already from number big 12 schools and expect more to come. Tenacious, fierce and a straight baller. He makes plays in one on one's and on 7 on 7's in the camps and then on film...well get film on him he is a killer.
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