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Recruiting on the South Plains | Coahoma C.C. DT Keland McElrath Commits to Texas Tech

Coahoma C.C. defensive tackle Keland McElrath became commitment #20 for Texas Tech and head coach Kliff Kingsbury.

John Weast

PLAYER: Keland McElrath

POSITION: Defensive Tackle
HEIGHT: 6’5"
JUCO: Coahoma C.C. (Clarksdale, MS)
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals 5.6 | Scout | ESPN N/R | 24/7 Sports N/R
VTM PROFILE DATE: September 25, 2013

OFFERS | Kansas, Kentucky, Texas Tech and West Virginia

STATS | Nada.

THE PLAYER SPEAKS | Not a lot out there, at least not as of this morning. I know that the guys at RRS had a story up as soon as Jason Reed tweeted "BOOM!" Reed is in charge of recruiting operations for Texas Tech. Anyway, The DMN had a bit on McElrath:

"They’re family oriented. I could see me taking my family down there. Tech really wants me, so I committed there. "(Defensive line coach John Scott Jr.) called me once a week to see if I wanted to be a Red Raider. Most of all, he cares about my family and what my family wants."

SCOUTING REPORT | Other than coming to the program with some serious size, we don’t know a lot about McElrath. I haven’t seen a bit of video on McElrath and I’ve even looked for some Coahoma C.C. highlights to catch a glimpse of McElrath’s #72 and I did find these highlights, but I have no idea as to when the highlights happened, but they were put online in 2012. A couple of things, Coahoma needs to change their font on their numbers because they are awful and the defensive line is pretty dominant. I have no idea if Coahoma is any good, but I’m guessing that they aren’t bad. Texas Tech will need some size after Dennell Wesley and Kerry Hyder and the hope is that guys like McElrath can offer that.

Also of note, is that McElrath originally signed with UT-Martin in 2011 and then signed with Alabama A&M in 2012 and then has spent some time at Coahoma C.C.

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

The 2014 Class | I know that some of these guys may arrive in December, which would mean that they would count against the 2013 class, but the 2014 class if filling up. Need a few more guys inside probably.

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
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