PLAYER: Nigel Bethel
HIGH SCHOOL: Booker T. Washington (Miami, FL)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals 5.8 | Scout | ESPN 82| 24/7 Sports 88
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8800
VTM PROFILE DATE: January 9, 2014
OFFERS | Cincinnati, Duke, Florida Atlantic, Florida Intl., Florida St., Indiana, Kentucky, Marshall, Miami, Mississippi, Mississippi St., South Florida, Tennessee, Texas Tech, UCF, Utah, Washington St., West Virginia, Western Kentucky.
STATS | According to his 24/7 profile, Bethel only had 26 and 28 tackles the past two years, with 4 interceptions as a junior and 2 as a senior.
THE PLAYER SPEAKS | Per RRS, Bethel talked about committing to Texas Tech
"I chose Texas Tech because it's a great opportunity for me to start early and play early," he said. "It's a great league. They throw the ball a lot.
"Coach (Kevin) Curtis never gave up and he believed in me even though I was committed to Miami. We messaged and Facebooked with each other, we have a real relationship."
Bethel also talked about how he runs track and that Texas Tech track coach Wes Kittley helped in recruiting.
SCOUTING REPORT | This is a really good commit for Texas Tech. Bethel is a Florida All-State performer and you could find a hanful of articles about how Bethel dominated, despite not really having the statistics to prove it out. I suppose you don't have quarterbacks really throwing at you. That's really an understatement, but it's true nonetheless. Bethel is very fluid, turns incredicly well in coverage and sticks with his man down the field. Bethel is an explosive athlete that just adds to the handful of defensive backs that are true game changers for this team.
This also makes me think that guys like Payton Hendrix and Connor Wilson, could eventually play at different spots other than safety as they have big bodies that could transition to a different spot.
And as you're high-fiving about this commit, just remember not to throw stones when the same thing happens to Texas Tech. These things happen.
Nigel, welcome to Texas Tech and Git Your Guns Up!
The 2014 Class | Let's do this.
|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|
|Devin Lauderdale||WR||5-11/170||Navarro College (Corsicana, TX)||December 28, 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|
|Dontae Levingston||OL||6-5/285||Santa Monica C.C. (Santa Monica, CA)||December 22, 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|
|Payton Hendrix||S||6-3/190||Bishop Dunne (Dallas, TX)||December 27, 2013|
|Nigel Bethel||CB||5-9/170||Booker T. Washington (Miami, FL)||January 9, 2014|