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Recruiting on the South Plains | 2013 OL Joshua Outlaw Commits to Texas Tech

Outlaw was one of three teammates from King H.S. in Lithonia, Georgia, that committed to Texas Tech on National Signing Day.

Jamie Squire

PLAYER: Joshua Outlaw

POSITION: Offensive Tackle
HEIGHT: 6'4"
HIGH SCHOOL: King (Lithonia, GA)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals 5.7 | Scout | ESPN 81 | 24/7 Sports 85
VTM PROFILE DATE: February 10, 2013

OFFERS | Arkansas, Auburn, Clemson, East Carolina, Eastern Kentucky, Florida, Georgia, Louisville, Missouri, N.C. State, Oklahoma, Rutgers, South Carolina, South Florida, Syracuse, TCU, Tennessee, Texas Tech, UCF, Utah, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, West Virginia

STATS | Nothing that I could find.

THE PLAYER SPEAKS | Nothing directly related to Outlaw's commitment, but I did find this article where he played in some sort of All-American Bowl. It sounds like he's a good kid in that he admitted that things just didn't work out after committing to Florida and he's looking for the right fit. I like both of these traits very much:

He said his athleticism makes him stand out from other offensive linemen. "I think I have better footwork and better lateral movement," he said. "I’m also very aggressive and I like to finish my blocks." When Outlaw isn’t blocking defensive linemen he is volunteering with Hosea Williams Feed the Hungry and Homeless.

SCOUTING REPORT | I really like how Outlaw sets up most of the time with a very wide base. He is very athletic, or more athletic that I would have guessed for a person in the 300 pound range. Outlaw has really nice lateral movement.

I'd love to see him take the fight to the defender a bit more. He seems to take a punch well, but it would be nice to see him deliver it more often. Would be really nice to see Outlaw develop a mean-streak on the field. Still, you can't teach that sort of athleticism. You get more of a sense of that in this video, or you get an idea of what he's capable of doing with a potential mean streak.

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