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Recruiting on the South Plains | 2014 RB Justin Stockton Commits to Texas Tech

Junior running back Justin Stockton decided to follow his former head coach, Mike Jinks, to Texas Tech and committed to the Red Raiders.

Jamie Squire

PLAYER: Justin Stockton

POSITION: Running Back
HEIGHT: 5'9"
FORTY: 4.40
HIGH SCHOOL: Steele (Cibolo, TX)
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VTM PROFILE DATE: January 20, 2013

OFFERS | Just one additional offer, Boise St. Stockton may not have a lot more offers because he is committing so early.

STATS | As a sophomore for Cibolo Steele, he was terrific. Stockton had 168 carries for 1,519 yards and 13 touchdowns. As a junior, it was even better as he had 200 carries for 2,044 yards and 30 touchdowns.

THE PLAYER SPEAKS | Nothing yet for free.

SCOUTING REPORT | It's like Stockton's feet are moving at a different speed than the rest of his body or other human beings:

It is really ridiculous how fast Stockton is. Silly, in fact and maybe unfair to everyone else trying to catch him. Stockton's speed is truly legitimate. As a sophomore, yes sophomore, Stockton ran his fastest 100m in April, running a 10.76, which is maybe one of the top ten times in the state. Again, as a sophomore. There's no telling what Stockton runs this year. That's very legitimate speed.

Stockton's speed is a terrific attribute, but he hits the hole so fast or the hole is so big that there's not a lot that we can tell about his vision, but that's the least of my worries. Stockton was also named the District 28-5A MVP of the district. We'll find out more about Stockton as he finishes his senior year. I have no doubt that Stockton, despite his lack of size, will be one of the more highly rated players in the state.

This is the first, of hopefully many, players that commit as a result of the hiring of Mike Jinks. As everyone knows, Jinks was the former head coach at Steele and accepted the running backs job with Kliff Kingsbury. I've detailed how Jinks literally built that Steele his school program from the ground floor and made it into a state powerhouse. Of course, it helps to have players like Malcolm Brown and Stockton, but Jinks seems to be a guy that knows how to put the right players in the right spots for success.

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