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Recruiting on the South Plains | Tyler J.C. OL Drew Sarvary Commits to Texas Tech

Tyler J.C. offensive lineman Drew Sarvary is the 21st commitment for the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the 4th offensive line commitment and only JUCO offensive line commit.

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

PLAYER: Drew Sarvary

POSITION: Offensive Tackle
HEIGHT: 6’7"
JUCO: Tyler J.C. (Tyler, TX)
VIDEO: Clip 1 | Clip 2
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals N/A | Scout | ESPN N/R | 24/7 Sports 80
VTM PROFILE DATE: October 2, 2013

OFFERS | East Carolina, Memphis, Middle Tennessee St., North Texas, S. Florida, Texas Tech and West Virginia

STATS | Nada.

THE PLAYER SPEAKS | Two articles from RP and RRS ON Sarvary. I wanted to highlight the RP article first as his current coach at Tyler J.C. talks a bit about where Sarvary started, which was at Florida A&M and then transferred to Tyler J.C. and started every game as a freshman at Florida A&M:

"He likes Kingsbury, he enjoyed his visit there, they think he'll start and he probably will," Tyler JC coach Danny Palmer said. "I think the difference was Kliff Kingsbury didn't want him they told him they needed him. I think he liked what the other players told him about Kliff Kingsbury and liked the other players while he was there."

"Any kid that goes to Florida A&M and plays in that program as he did as a freshman against Oklahoma can play, because there's a lot of athletes at Florida A&M," Palmer said. "But he wanted another atmosphere and the only way he was going to do that was by going to junior college and then transfer. Texas Tech is getting a good football player, he'll do well there academically and he'll be there in December."

I wanted to get to the background of Sarvary first, which is that I guess he started at Florida A&M and he played, but maybe he thought he could go to a better program than Florida A&M? Not sure, but he did transfer and I was initially confused when watching the film because the opponent were teams like Oklahoma and Florida. So that makes more sense. Then, from the RRS article, here’s Sarvary:

"Throughout the last two months, I've been thinking about it, thinking about it," he said. "I wasn't going to jump into any decisions. I didn't have a chance to go make a visit there until last weekend. I told myself I wasn't going to jump on anything -- I wanted to go see the place before I commit. It felt right. Everything was super nice and the people were really nice. It was fun. I was really impressed with the coaching staff and where the program's going. I thought it was a good fit for me. They had everything I wanted there."

"They feel like I can start right away," he said. "They have a really big need on the offensive line. They emphasized that. He feels like the opportunity is there for sure. That's their main need on the team, is offensive linemen. He feels I could play guard or tackle because I played guard at my last school and played tackle for four years."

SCOUTING REPORT | I’ve linked to two sets of videos (I hope, if not, the spring film is below), one from Sarvary starting at Florida A&M for 10 games as a true freshman and then the other is from spring practice at Tyler J.C. At FA&M, Sarvary is at guard and he’s an earth mover there. He’s a big guy that has pretty good technique and doesn’t get back on his heels and the film is from some high level competition. Again, as a true freshman. Then the second video is from Sarvary at left tackle and he does a lot of the same things. He definitely competes and he’s just such a large guy that it’s tough to get around him. I do think he’s more suited to play right tackle than left. I don’t think that Sarvary is quite athletic enough for left tackle and Le’Raven Clark is going to be there for a while.

There will be a need at right tackle after this year and at the very least, there’s going to need to be some depth. As a reminder, don’t sleep on the two transfers that will also be eligible next year, Blake Snider from UTEP and Joey White from Sam Houston St. This is going to be a much deeper group next year.

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

The 2014 Class |

Player Position Ht/Wt School VTM Profile
Patrick Mahomes QB 6-3/198 Whitehouse (Whitehouse, TX) April 24, 2013
Justin Stockton RB 5-9/175 Steele (Cibolo, TX) January 21, 2013
Demarcus Felton RB 5-7/179 Dekaney (Spring, TX) April 18, 2013
Jakari Dillard WR 6-4/185 Princeton (Princeton, TX) August 13, 2012
Cameron Batson IR 5-9/165 Milwood (Oklahoma City, OK) April 23, 2013
Ian Sadler WR 5-11/192 Argyle (Argyle, TX) April 25, 2013
Byron Daniels WR 6-0/170 Madison (San Antonio, TX) May 8, 2013
Deionte Noel OL 6-3/300 Steele (Cibolo, TX) April 17, 2013
Mildren Montgomery OL 6-4/245 Douglass (Oklahoma City, OK) June 4, 2013
Justin Murphy OL 6-8/275 Belton (Belton, TX) June 10, 2013
Robert Castaneda OL 6-5/315 Round Rock (Round Rock, TX) June 10, 2013
Drew Sarvary OL 6-7/310 Tyler J.C. (Tyler, TX) October 2, 2013
Ivan Thomas DT 6-2/270 Lawton (Lawton, OK) June 21, 2013
L.J. Collier DE 6-3/235 Munday (Munday, TX) February 10, 2013
Keland McElrath DT 6-5/290 Coahoma C.C. (Clarksdale, MS) September 25, 2013
Dakota Allen LB 6-2/225 Summer Creek (Humble, TX) August 17, 2013
Tevin Madison CB 5-10/160 Fayette County (Fayette, AL) April 26, 2013
Derrick Dixon S 5-9/187 Skyline (Dallas, TX) June 19, 2013
Joseph Clark DB 5-9/180 Chapel Hill (Tyler, TX) July 28, 2013
Jah’Shawn Johnson DB 5-10/172 Ennis (Ennis, TX) August 13, 2013
Connor Wilson S 6-2/205 Argyle (Argyle, TX) September 18, 2013