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Recruiting on the South Plains | A Primer on Texas Tech's National Signing Day

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A primer on head coach Kliff Kingsbury and Texas Tech's upcoming National Signing Day.

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National Signing Day: Wednesday, February 6, 2013.

Graduating Seniors And Available Scholarship: I believe there are 16 or 17 spots: Eugene Neboh, Happiness Osunde, Cornelius Douglas, Leon Mackey, Austin Zouzalik, Deveric Gallington, Terry McDaniel, LaAdrian Waddle, Seth Doege, Eric Stephens Jr., Cody Davis, D.J. Johnson, Chris Yeakey, Marcus Kennard, Darrin Moore, Alex Torres and Tyson Williams. The one player that I'm not sure if he was on a scholarship or not is Yeakey. If he is included, then that's 17 available scholarships.

Attrition: Any time there is a new coach or a new semester, players will just magically go away. It happened when Tuberville was here and it will happen with Kingsbury. In some instances, some players will choose not to return to school, some players may not have their scholarship renewed (which won't happen until the end of the school year as athletic scholarships are one year contracts) and some players will simply be cut because they can't make it. Kingsbury has already mentioned that there will be some attrition. I think that number could be anywhere between two and five. That figure is based off of nothing more than a hunch.

Current Commits: There are 17 current commits. I am not sure if J.J. Loller counts against this year's class, but that's just something to watch.

Qualifying: As of right now, I think there is only one or two grade risks, CB Maurice Chandler and TE Gary Moore. Cornerbacks with legitimate 6'0" size and his speed don't come around every day. He's a fantastic player and the risk is worth it. If he makes it, that's gravy. I think that Chandler would have been in line for OU or OSU, but they really weren't willing to take a chance on his grades. The same pretty much applies for Moore. He's talented enough to offer and get him in this class.

Potential Last Minute Commits: These are all of the recent visitors or upcoming visitors. There are always last minute additions and subtractions. I am sure I have also missed some past or upcoming visitors, but I honestly can't keep up. If you know of someone visiting and have free information, then help all of us and link in the comments. If one of the current commits de-commits, then wish them well and luck in the future. I've included YouTube and/or Hudl video if available.

OG Dionte Savage (6-5/340) | Arizona Western College | Rivals, Scout, ESPN, 24/7 Sports | Hudl video

ATH Darius Allensworth (5-11/174) | Heritage H.S., CA | Rivals, Scout, ESPN, 24/7 Sports

DT Zelt Minor (6-3/260) | Lamar H.S., TX | Rivals, Scout, ESPN, 24/7 Sports | Hudl video

CB Martin Hill (5-11/185) | Pierce C.C., CA | Rivals, Scout, ESPN, 24/7 Sports | Hudl video

WR Donald Gage (6-0/175) | Zachary H.S., LA | Rivals, Scout, ESPN, 24/7 Sports | Hudl video

S Jeremy Tyler (6-0/195) | MLK H.S., GA | Rivals, Scout, ESPN, 24/7 Sports

OL Joshua Outlaw (6-4/285) | MLK H.S., GA | Rivals, Scout, ESPN, 24/7 Sports | Hudl video

DE Jacarthy Mack (6-3/205) | MLK H.S., GA | Rivals, Scout, ESPN, 24/7 Sports | Hudl video

WR/S Demarquis Polite-Bray (6-1/180) | MLK H.S., GA | Rivals, Scout, ESPN, 24/7 Sports

LB Kahlee Woods (6-0/232) | Sherman H.S., TX | Rivals, Scout, ESPN, 24/7 Sports | Hudl video