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LUBBOCK TX - SEPTEMBER 18:  Fans of the Texas Tech Red Raiders cheer against the Texas Longhorns at Jones AT&T Stadium on September 18 2010 in Lubbock Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
LUBBOCK TX - SEPTEMBER 18: Fans of the Texas Tech Red Raiders cheer against the Texas Longhorns at Jones AT&T Stadium on September 18 2010 in Lubbock Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Final Roster

Texas Tech has released the final roster for the 2011 season.  I think all of the freshmen that were going to check in have checked in and this is your 2011 roster.  I've got the entire roster after the jump and some thoughts on the roster, including who is here, who isn't here, etc.

Missing in Action

There are a handful of players that didn't return.  Right now, I don't really have any answers or explanations as to why, but here's the players that I didn't see listed on the final roster that were part of the 2011 signing class or on the 2010 roster:

DE/LB Joe Carmical
DL Coby Coleman
CB Thierry Nguema
DT Michael Odiari
DL Lawrence Rumph
ATH Otis Wright
DE Desimon Green,

I've heard that Nguema is going to greyshirt, so we'll see about that.  Also, Green is apparently headed to Hargrave Academy.  I wish Texas Tech had a coach on their staff with a connection to Hargrave.  I think that Wright was supposedly going to have issues qualifying.  I don't have any answers as to why Carmical, Coleman or Rumph are no longer on the roster.  I have no idea if the feeling was mutual.  The ones that hurt the most for me are Carmical and Coleman, who both redshirted last year.  Carmical was switched from linebacker to defensive end this year, so maybe he didn't think that he fit in this defense any longer.  Coleman is one that I'm really going to miss.  An athletic defensive tackle that I thought could have been a solid part of the rotation in years to come, but he apparently had issues qualifying.  The loss of Rumph causes some problems from a depth standpoint, but I think Texas Tech is fine at the defensive line position.  Odiari was a preferred walk-on and I've heard that Nguema may be gray-shirting, which is why he's not on the roster, but will be next year.

Freshmen

There are twenty five freshmen listed here, one of those freshmen being Javares McRoy.  There are a couple of clarifications.  Player "Pete" Roberton has to be LaDarrin Robertson.  I think the only preferred walk-on is Killough, who was Amaro's quarterback in high school, appears to be the only preferred walk-on on the roster. We talked about Killough in May and it appears that he's on the team as an athlete rather than a quarterback.  His Scout profile said that he's fast and maybe he develops into an inside receiver at some point during his career.

Here's the 2011 Texas Tech Football Commitments page, just for your reference.  Let me know if there's anything that stands out to you as to the height and weight of the incoming class.

No. Name Year Ht./Wt. Position Hometown Last School
4 Bradley Marquez FR 5-10/183 Athlete Odessa, Texas Odessa
10 Pete Robertson FR 6-3/215 Athlete Longview, Texas Longview
29 Clinton Killough FR 5-9/164 Athlete San Antonio, Texas MacArthur
17 Jeremy Reynolds FR 5-9/168 Cornerback Greensboro, N.C. Dudley
33 J.J. Gaines FR 5-10/172 Cornerback Irving, Texas Nimitz
52 Kindred Evans FR 6-3/223 Defensive End Grand Prairie, Texas South Grand Prairie
92 Cooper Washington FR 6-3/236 Defensive End Muleshoe, Texas Muleshoe
8 Delvon Simmons FR 6-5/265 Defensive Tackle McKeesport, Pa. McKeesport
97 Donte Phillips FR 6-2/256 Defensive Tackle Mequon, Wis. Homestead
13 Jakeem Grant FR 5-6/151 Inside Receiver Mesquite, Texas Mesquite Horn
17 Javares McRoy FR 5-7/159 Inside Receiver Lakeland, Fla. Lakeland
13 Sam Eguavoen FR 6-1/217 Linebacker Garland, Texas Lakeview Centennial
25 Blake Dees FR 6-1/224 Linebacker Spanish Fort, Ala. Spanish Fort
47 Justin Cooper FR 6-0/208 Linebacker Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. University
90 Branden Jackson FR 6-4/225 Linebacker McKeesport, Pa. McKeesport
56 Alfredo Morales FR 6-3/276 Offensive Line Arlington, Texas Sam Houston
67 Matt Wilson FR 6-6/254 Offensive Line Coldspring, Texas Coldspring Oakhurst
70 Tony Morales FR 6-2/303 Offensive Line Arlington, Texas Sam Houston
77 LeRaven Clark FR 6-3/289 Offensive Line Rockdale, Texas Rockdale
16 Michael Brewer FR 6-0/182 Quarterback Lake Travis, Texas Lake Travis
20 Ronnie Daniels FR 6-1/199 Running Back Albuquerque, N.M. La Cueva
21 DeAndre Washington FR 5-7/182 Running Back Missouri City, Texas T. Marshall
34 Kenny Williams FR 5-9/214 Running Back Pflugerville, Texas Hendrickson
22 Jace Amaro FR 6-5/246 Tight End San Antonio, Texas MacArthur
19 Derek Edwards FR 6-1/171 Wide Receiver Brenham, Texas Brenham

 


More after the jump.

JUCO's and Transfers

We've known about Osunde, Mackey and Wesley as the JUCO's in the 2011 class.  I don't know anything about Yeakey, except that he did play for Redlands University last year.  Here's some YouTube video of Yeakey in high school.  I've listed both Osbourne and Gilliam on this list, but they were actually here during the spring.  I couldn't find anything about Gilliam and only found Osbourne's N. Dakota St. profile.  When we found out that Bustin was going to transfer to Texas Tech, it made the top of the list of news back in May.  You can watch some YouTube video of Bustin.  When Williams transferred we all knew that he'd have to sit out this year and he'll only have one year to play, but he was incredibly productive for West Texas A&M.  You can see some YouTube video of Williams against Tarleton State from 2009.  I also couldn't find anything about Jordan Osbourne, so help us all out with any information or links if you have them. 

No. Name Year Ht./Wt. Position Hometown Last School
28 Junior Osunde JR 5-9/181 Cornerback Seguin, Texas Kilgore College
11 Leon Mackey JR 6-5/256 Defensive End Raymond, Miss. Hinds CC
36 Malcolm Gilliam JR 5-10/184 Safety Plano, Texas Plano East
37 Chris Yeakey JR 6-3/194 Safety St. Helena, Calif. Redlands Univ.
38 Jordan Osborne JR 5-11/192 Safety The Woodlands, Texas North Dakota St.
96 Dennell Wesley SO 6-2/310 Defensive Tackle St. Augustine, Fla. Butler CC
99 Ryan Bustin SO 5-11/161 Kicker Kilgore, Texas Kilgore College
85 Jordan Davis SO 5-9/163 Wide Receiver Arlington, Texas Southwestern Oklahoma State
83 Tyson Williams SR 5-11/218 Wide Receiver Aldine, Texas West Texas A&M

 


The 2011 Roster

Last, but certainly not least.  I always like viewing the roster by position group and so I've sorted the roster by position rather than by number or by name.  This is always a good time for you all to let everyone else know if a player has gained or lost weight, and anything that you notice about the incoming players. 

No. Name Year Ht./Wt. Position Hometown Last School
4 Bradley Marquez FR 5-10/183 Athlete Odessa, Texas Odessa
10 Pete Robertson FR 6-3/215 Athlete Longview, Texas Longview
23 Ben McRoy SO 5-8/163 Athlete Lakeland, Fla. Lakeland
29 Clinton Killough FR 5-9/164 Athlete San Antonio, Texas MacArthur
73 Justin Keown SR 6-4/286 Center Anderson, S.C. Hargrave Military Academy
3 Urell Johnson RS FR 5-11/166 Cornerback New Orleans, La. O. Perry Walker
4 Derrick Mays RS SO 5-10/179 Cornerback Killeen, Texas Shoemaker
5 Tre' Porter SO 6-0/200 Cornerback Midwest City, Okla. Carl Albert
17 Jeremy Reynolds FR 5-9/168 Cornerback Greensboro, N.C. Dudley
21 Jarvis Phillips RS SO 5-10/196 Cornerback Dallas, Texas Carter
28 Junior Osunde JR 5-9/181 Cornerback Seguin, Texas Kilgore College
31 Eugene Neboh JR 5-10/180 Cornerback Odessa, Texas Permian
33 J.J. Gaines FR 5-10/172 Cornerback Irving, Texas Nimitz
34 Sawyer Vest SR 5-10/182 Cornerback Childress, Texas Childress
52 Alex Chester RS FR 5-10/207 Deep Snapper Austin, Texas Austin
60 Jesse Smitherman SR 6-3/238 Deep Snapper Burleson, Texas Kilgore College
19 Giorgio Durham SR 5-11/189 Defensive Back Oklahoma City, Okla. Central Oklahoma
22 Jared Flannel SR 5-10/178 Defensive Back Brazoria, Texas Columbia
35 Arlan Waller JR 5-11/188 Defensive Back DeSoto, Texas DeSoto
36 Malcolm Gilliam JR 5-10/184 Defensive Back Plano, Texas Plano East
11 Leon Mackey JR 6-5/256 Defensive End Raymond, Miss. Hinds CC
40 Aundrey Barr RS SO 6-2/246 Defensive End Carrollton, Texas Newman-Smith
43 Jackson Richards FR 6-3/249 Defensive End Southlake, Texas Carroll
46 Christopher Knighton RS SO 6-1/248 Defensive End Longview, Texas Longview
52 Kindred Evans FR 6-3/223 Defensive End Grand Prairie, Texas South Grand Prairie
54 Dartwan Bush SO 6-1/247 Defensive End Clute, Texas Brazoswood
91 Kerry Hyder RS SO 6-2/260 Defensive End Austin, Texas Lyndon B. Johnson
92 Cooper Washington FR 6-3/236 Defensive End Muleshoe, Texas Muleshoe
94 Scott Smith SR 6-6/256 Defensive End Kailua, Hawaii Butler CC
33 Omar Ontiveros SO 6-1/228 Defensive Line Austin, Texas Westlake
8 Delvon Simmons FR 6-5/265 Defensive Tackle McKeesport, Pa. McKeesport
95 Pearlie Graves RS SO 6-2/285 Defensive Tackle Tulsa, Okla. East Central
96 Dennell Wesley SO 6-2/310 Defensive Tackle St. Augustine, Fla. Butler CC
97 Donte Phillips FR 6-2/256 Defensive Tackle Mequon, Wis. Homestead
98 Donald Langley SR 6-1/266 Defensive Tackle Germantown, Md. Copiah-Lincoln CC
99 Chris Perry SR 6-4/286 Defensive Tackle Keller, Texas Miami (Fla.)
2 Cornelius Douglas JR 5-9/197 Inside Receiver Lawton, Okla. Lawton
6 Austin Zouzalik JR 5-11/181 Inside Receiver Lubbock, Texas Coronado
13 Jakeem Grant FR 5-6/151 Inside Receiver Mesquite, Texas Mesquite Horn
17 Javares McRoy FR 5-7/159 Inside Receiver Lakeland, Fla. Lakeland
82 Adam James SR 6-2/230 Inside Receiver Celina, Texas Celina
13 Sam Eguavoen FR 6-1/217 Linebacker Garland, Texas Lakeview Centennial
23 Dion Chidozie RS SO 6-1/192 Linebacker Dallas, Texas Bishop Lynch
25 Blake Dees FR 6-1/224 Linebacker Spanish Fort, Ala. Spanish Fort
27 Zach Winbush SO 6-1/219 Linebacker Schertz, Texas Clemens
39 Tanner Foster JR 6-2/230 Linebacker Midland, Texas Midland
41 Sam Fehoko SR 6-0/230 Linebacker Honolulu, Hawaii Farrington
42 Daniel Cobb RS SO 6-0/213 Linebacker Killeen, Texas Ellison
45 Tyrone Sonier SR 6-2/231 Linebacker Missouri City, Texas Fort Bend Marshall
47 Justin Cooper FR 6-0/208 Linebacker Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. University
51 Cqulin Hubert SO 6-1/237 Linebacker Houston, Texas Eisenhower
90 Branden Jackson FR 6-4/225 Linebacker McKeesport, Pa. McKeesport
56 Alfredo Morales FR 6-3/276 Offensive Line Arlington, Texas Sam Houston
61 Jonathan Guerra SR 6-4/300 Offensive Line Victoria, Texas Memorial
62 David Neill SR 6-6/290 Offensive Line Flower Mound, Texas Marcus
63 James Polk FR 6-6/324 Offensive Line Houston, Texas Alief Elsik
65 LaAdrian Waddle JR 6-6/332 Offensive Line Columbus, Texas Columbus
66 Deveric Gallington JR 6-3/328 Offensive Line North Richland Hills, Texas Richland
67 Matt Wilson FR 6-6/254 Offensive Line Coldspring, Texas Coldspring Oakhurst
68 Terry McDaniel JR 6-6/328 Offensive Line Diana, Texas New Diana
69 Matt Scott RS FR 6-3/272 Offensive Line Flower Mound, Texas Flower Mound
70 Tony Morales FR 6-2/303 Offensive Line Arlington, Texas Sam Houston
71 Kyle Clark RS SO 6-5/300 Offensive Line Denton, Texas Guyer
72 Beau Carpenter RS FR 6-6/296 Offensive Line Sulphur Springs, Texas Sulphur Springs
74 Mickey Okafor SR 6-6/307 Offensive Line Houston, Texas Westbury
77 LeRaven Clark FR 6-3/289 Offensive Line Rockdale, Texas Rockdale
78 Lonnie Edwards SR 6-4/320 Offensive Line Brownsboro, Texas Brownsboro
99 Ryan Bustin SO 5-11/161 Place Kicker Kilgore, Texas Kilgore College
45 Kramer Fyfe RS FR 5-7/161 Place Kicker Austin, Texas Lake Travis
49 Donnie Carona SR 5-11/218 Place Kicker Beaumont, Texas Kelly
84 Bradley Hicks RS SR 6-1/165 Place Kicker Magnolia, Texas Blinn CC
26 Ryan Erxleben RS SO 6-1/189 Punter Lake Travis, Texas Lake Travis
1 Brant Costilla SO 6-4/214 Quarterback Dallas, Texas Navarro JC
3 Jacob Karam RS SO 6-0/200 Quarterback Friendswood, Texas Friendswood
7 Seth Doege JR 6-1/200 Quarterback Wolfforth, Texas Frenship
15 Scotty Young RS FR 6-2/209 Quarterback Denton, Texas Ryan
16 Michael Brewer FR 6-0/182 Quarterback Lake Travis, Texas Lake Travis
10 Harrison Jeffers JR 5-7/208 Running Back Lawton, Okla. Eisenhower
20 Ronnie Daniels FR 6-1/199 Running Back Albuquerque, N.M. La Cueva
21 DeAndre Washington FR 5-7/182 Running Back Missouri City, Texas T. Marshall
24 Eric Stephens JR 5-8/195 Running Back Mansfield, Texas Timberview
32 Aaron Crawford SR 5-10/211 Running Back Memphis, Tenn. Ridgeway
34 Kenny Williams FR 5-9/214 Running Back Pflugerville, Texas Hendrickson
1 Terrance Bullitt RS SO 6-3/206 Safety Garland, Texas Naaman Forest
12 D.J. Johnson JR 6-0/196 Safety Austin, Texas St. Stephen's Episcopal
14 Desmond Martin FR 6-1/189 Safety Round Rock, Texas Stony Point
15 Chris Smith SO 5-9/193 Safety Panhandle, Texas Panhandle
16 Cody Davis JR 6-2/200 Safety Stephenville, Texas Stephenville
29 Russell Polk RS FR 5-9/217 Safety Dallas, Texas Carter
30 Brett Dewhurst SR 5-11/197 Safety Klein, Texas Klein
37 Chris Yeakey JR 6-3/194 Safety St. Helena, Calif. Redlands Univ.
38 Jordan Osborne JR 5-11/192 Safety The Woodlands, Texas North Dakota St.
22 Jace Amaro FR 6-5/246 Tight End San Antonio, Texas MacArthur
89 Tony Trahan RS SO 6-5/220 Tight End Coppell, Texas Rutgers
8 Jacoby Franks SR 6-0/204 Wide Receiver Orange, Texas West Orange-Stark
11 Tramain Swindall SR 6-2/186 Wide Receiver Oklahoma City, Okla. Millwood
12 Marcus Kennard JR 6-3/192 Wide Receiver Lawton, Okla. Butler CC
14 Darrin Moore JR 6-4/214 Wide Receiver Irving, Texas Blinn College
18 Eric Ward RS SO 6-0/201 Wide Receiver Wichita Falls, Texas Rider
19 Derek Edwards FR 6-1/171 Wide Receiver Brenham, Texas Brenham
83 Tyson Williams SR 5-11/218 Wide Receiver Aldine, Texas West Texas A&M
85 Jordan Davis SO 5-9/163 Wide Receiver Arlington, Texas Southwestern Oklahoma State
86 Alex Torres JR 6-1/194 Wide Receiver El Paso, Texas Franklin
87 Aaron Fisher RS SO 6-2/190 Wide Receiver Keller, Texas Fossil Ridge
9 Shawn Corker RS FR 6-1/197 Wide Reciever Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Cardinal Gibbons