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Recruiting on the High Plains :: OLB Terrell Hartsfield

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I'll be honest, I was shocked when I woke up this morning with an email from RP.com, notifying me that Texas Tech has secured their 4th commitment of the 2011 class, from none other than Hargrave Military Academy, where Robert Prunty, current defensive ends and outside linebackers head coach, was the former head coach. Welcome to the fold Terrell.

Terrell Hartsfield
Position: OLB
DTN Profile
YouTube: Clip 1 : Clip 2
Rivals Profile N/A
Scout Profile
ESPN Profile 45
Ht: 6'4"
Wt: 215 lbs
Forty: 4.84
High School: Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham, VA)

As an aside, Hartsfield was actually in the 2010 class, but due to the fact that he's going to Hargrave (like a prep school) next year he'll then be in the 2011 class.

Links and a little bit of video after the jump.

The Player Speaks:  Scout.com's Scott Kennedy apparently broke this commitment for Texas Tech and Prunty is the reason why Hartsfield is committing to Texas Tech:

"I've known Coach Prunty," said Hartsfield, "and I trust him. He's going to be my position coach at Texas Tech, and that's why I committed to them."

Hartsfield also said that he wants to get to Lubbock in January and knows that he still has work to do:

"I know I have a lot of work to do to get there [in January], but I'm willing to do it."

Scouting Report:  It was tough to find any sort of scouting report on Hartsfield, but I did think there were two things that didn't belong, which was Hartsfield's 40 time and this mention in the above linked story:

At 6-4 and 215 pounds, Hartsfield also set his high school records in both the 110 meter hurdles (14.7) and the triple jump (43'11").

It's been a long time since I've looked at high school track times, but from what I recall, running in the 14 second range is pretty good, which makes me think that his 40 yard dash time may not be accurate.

From looking at the videos, the one thing (and I imagine we'll be saying this quite a bit) is that there's some pretty serious speed being attracted to Texas Tech.

Video:  I found two videos of Terrell.  The first is a short video of him blocking a punt and the second was a highlight reel of his high school team's win over a rival school.  You'll have to stick around to the very end of the video where you'll see Terrell jump in front of a pass on defense and run it back for a pick-six.

 

 

The 2011 Class:

Position Commitment
QB Michael Brewer (6-0/175)
RB -
WR Javares McRoy (5-9/165)
OL -
DL -
LB Devon Hocutt (6-0/260)
DB -

 

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