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Recruiting on the South Plains | JUCO Safety Josh Keys Commits to Texas Tech

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College safety Josh Keys committed to Texas Tech and bolsters a secondary that may need to replace three starters.

Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

PLAYER: Josh Keys

HEIGHT: 6'2"
FORTY: 4.45
JUCO: Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C. (Perkinston, MS)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals 5.7 | Scout | ESPN 77 | 24/7 Sports 89
VTM PROFILE DATE: December 15, 2013

OFFERS | Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Cincinnati, Georgia, Kansas, Kansas St. Kentucky, LA Lafayette, Memphis, Mississippi, Mississippi St., Missouri, Nebraska, North Texas, Oklahoma St., Southern Miss, Tennesseee, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, West Virginia, W. Kentucky.

STATS | I coudlnt' find any accurate sophomore season statistics. Even the Mississippi Gulf Coast CC site has Keys only having 12 tackles on the year and that just can't be accurate.

THE PLAYER SPEAKS | Per, RP, we have Keys' commitment. Nothing out there just yet in terms of player quotes, but we'll be patient.

SCOUTING REPORT | I think you should be pretty excited about this commit, just based off of the offer list for Keys. It's actually pretty terrific. Keys is actually listed as a cornerback, strong safety and free safety and his film is accurate in that respect. I honestly am not sure where he plays, but there are plenty of open spots in the secondary as there are two cornerbacks that will need to be replaced and I think both safety spots are up for grabs.

Keys has the form tackling down and his length is really nice on the outside. That's not something that Texas Tech has had in a while at the cornerback spot. I'm not totally sold on the speed, but being a bigger player will help with with any speed that Keys may lack.

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

THE 2014 CLASS |

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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
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
Marcus Smith DT 6-3/305 Highland C.C. (Highland, KS) December 15, 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
Jamarcus Howard CB 5-11/190 Coffeyville C.C. (Coffeyville, KS) November 4, 2013
Josh Keys DB 6-2/190 Miss. Gulf Coast C.C. (Perkinston, MS) December 15, 2013