This is the definition of an unknown player. I've dug up some stuff on Wesley, but Wesley's commitment is a tough one to really discuss intelligently because so little is known about him. Nevertheless, this is the 22nd commitment for Texas Tech and National Signing Day gets closer and closer (2nd Tuesday in the month of February and this year is February 2nd).
One more thing to keep in mind, I'm hoping that we get some confirmation of the players who have enrolled at Texas Tech early as I believe that they will count against the 2010 recruiting class. So my statement above, that this is the 22nd commitment for the 2011 class is technically accurate, commits that I believe have already shown up on campus,, WR Derek Edwards, WR Marcus Kennard, RB/ATH Ronnie Daniels, and possibly LB Blake Dees, will count against the 2010 class, which had 28 commits, but 7 of those 28 never made it on campus.
And if anyone can find any additional links or notes on Wesley, please leave a comment.
There's so much more after the jump, including premium, but free for this time only, content and super-exclusive video of Wesley making football plays. More, after the jump.
The Player Speaks: I'll just consider this my link dump. As you'll note, Wesley isn't rated at all by any of the recruiting services and that most likely means that I'll be busy finding some information on a player. First, Wesley attended Pedro Menendez High School in St. Augustine, Florida. What I did find is that Wesley apparently originally committed to Bethune Cookman in 2009. And as you might guess, Wesley's 2009 ESPN recruiting profile also doesn't have a grade for him. I'm guessing that this didn't work out as Wesley landed at Butler County C.C. Last year at Butler, Wesley had 52 tackles (24 solo), 8 TFL, 3 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles. This was enough to earn Wesley first team for the 2010 All-Jayhawk Conference (PDF).
Video: Again, I came up short here, but I did find a couple of highlight videos for the 2010 Butler County C.C. football team. You can look for #99 on the defensive side of the ball. If you have limited time, I'd just take a look at the second video, which are all defensive plays for Butler.
Scouting Report: I'm basing my incredibly expert opinion based largely on the second video and from what I can tell, Wesley played the nose guard position and routinely took on double-teams for Butler. You can find #99 quite a few times and there were a couple of things that I noticed. First, this is a Butler highlight film, but anytime that I noticed #99, he was going full speed and generally getting a pretty good push on the offensive linemen he was facing. Second, he's actually got pretty good speed and he does a good job of getting up and down the line of scrimmage. Wesley doesn't appear to get too upright as he's rushing.
Dennell, welcome to Texas Tech and Git Your Guns Up!
The 2011 Class:
|Position||Commitment||Ht/Wt||High School/State||Rivals||Rivals Rating||Scout||ESPN||ESPN Grade|
|QB||Michael Brewer||6-0/175||Lake Travis (Austin, TX)||3||5.7||3||3||78|
|RB||Kenny Williams||5-10/210||Hendrickson (Pflugerville, TX)||4||5.8||4||4||80|
|RB||Bradley Marquez||5-11/180||Odessa (Odessa, TX)||3||5.7||4||4||79|
|WR||Derek Edwards||6-1/163||Brenham (Brenham, TX)||4||5.8||3||3||79|
|WR||Marcus Kennard||6-4/205||Butler County C.C. (El Dorado, KS)||4||5.8||2||0||0|
|TE||Jace Amaro||6-5/237||MacArthur (San Antonio, TX)||4||5.9||4||3||78|
|OL||Tony Morales||6-4/300||Sam Houston (Arlington, TX)||4||5.8||3||3||78|
|OL||Alfredo Morales||6-3/287||Sam Houston (Arlington, TX)||3||5.7||3||3||76|
|OL||Le'Raven Clark||6-6/245||Rockdale (Rockdale, TX)||3||5.7||4||3||79|
|DL||James Castleman||6-4/255||Amarillo (Amarillo, TX)||3||5.7||4||3||77|
|DL||Jon Lewis||6-2/260||Klein Oak (Spring, TX)||3||5.6||3||3||78|
|DL||Dennell Wesley||6-3/315||Butler County C.C. (El Dorado, KS)||0||0||0||0||0|
|DE||Kindred Evans||6-6/215||South Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie, TX)||3||5.6||3||3||75|
|LB||Terrell Hartsfield||6-4/215||Hargrave MA (Chatham, VA)||4||5.8||3||2||74|
|LB||Blake Dees||6-0/234||Spanish Fort (Spanish Fort, AL)||3||5.5||3||2||73|
|LB||Sam Eguavoen||6-2/220||Lakeview Centennial (Garland, TX)||3||5.6||2||3||75|
|DB||Freddie Warner||5-9/170||L.G. Pinkston (Dallas, TX)||3||5.5||3||3||76|
|CB||Jeremy Reynolds||5-9/166||Oak Ridge Military Academy (Oak Ridge, NC)||3||5.5||2||3||77|
|ATH||Ronnie Daniels||6-1/195||La Cueva (Albuquerque, NM)||3||5.6||3||3||76|
|ATH||LaDarrin Robertson||6-3/215||Longview (Longview, TX)||3||5.5||3||3||77|
|ATH||DeAndre Washington||5-9/183||Marshall (Missouri City, TX)||3||5.7||3||3||78|
|ATH||J.J. Gaines||5-11/175||Irving Nimitz (Irving, TX)||3||5.6||3||3||77|