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Recruiting on the South Plains: 2015 DT Courtney Wallace Player Profile

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Texas Tech received the 11th commitment from their 2015 class in Monroe's Courtney Wallace, a 6-3/309 defensive tackle.

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This is perfect. Yes, absolutely perfect.

Obviously, as linked below, Wallace was on MikeTTU's radar, but this was completely unexpected for me personally and this is a huge commitment for Texas Tech, especially as part of the three-point plan that I outlined last week. Prior to the West Virginia game, I outlined a handful of positions that appeared to have some serious correlation between the 2011 season and this season, one of them being the lack of quality high school defensive tackles.

Either the coaching staff is listening (which I seriously doubt) or they see the same thing that I see, which is that the future defensive success of this team greatly depends upon the consistent recruiting of high school defensive tacles. Recruiting JUCO defensive tackles are okay, but the long-term success of a team is greatly dependent on having some quality numbers at the high school defensive tackle spot and now, with the commitment of Courtney Wallace, Texas Tech now has three defensive tackles committed.

Courtney Wallace, Jr. is the 11th commit of the 2015 class and the third defensive tackle, joining Breiden Fehoko and Broderick Washington. That's about 900 pounds of defensive tackle. High fives for everyone.

DEFENSIVE LINE
COURTNEY WALLACE, JR. DEFENSIVE TACKLE
HT/WT: 6-2/309
FORTY: N/A
HIGH SCHOOL: Neville (Monroe, LA)
VIDEO: Hudl
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals 5.4 | Scout | ESPN 75 | 24/7 Sports 83
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8206
VTM PROFILE DATE: October 13, 2014
OFFERS | Arkansas State, Central Arkansas, Grambling State, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, McNeese State, South Alabama, South Florida, Southern Miss, Southern University and Texas Tech

THE PLAYER SPEAKS: #

DL Courtney Wallace - Nike Camp Highlights

SCOUTING REPORT: Make sure and read Mike's take, which I think is spot-on.

The first thing is that Wallace plays on a relatively big high school team in Monroe, one of the better teams in Louisiana and plays alongside a big-time prospect in Rashad Lawrence, who is being offered by just about everyone. Wallace is no slouch and this isn't small-time football in Louisiana, this is big classification football.

The thing that jumps out at me is that Wallace is certainly a huge part of a dominating defensive line and he's not just a wallflower alongside a very talented teammate in Lawrence. Wallace does a terrific job of getting his hands on opposing offensive plays and he's quite athletic for a guy his size. Wallace plays up and down the line of scrimmage, from a 5-technique to a 1-technique.

Wallace does a good job of getting his hands on opposing offensive linemen and does a really nice job of shedding the offensive lineman quickly. It ssems like his leverage could use some work and from play to play, I really like his pad level and ability to get under the offensive player. I'm guessing that his strength still needs some work, but I love that 6-3 frame and the fact that Wallace is already over 300 pounds at such a young age bodes well for Wallace being a really good player in a few years. Now, it's just getting in that weight room and working on that strength.

One other note is this interview with Wallace and the recruiting service and training facility that he's using in Louisiana, which is that this video is from March of this year, which means that Kevin Curtis and Texas Tech have been out ahead on Wallace for the better part of 7 months.  That's really encouraging because that means that Texas Tech identified Wallace very early in the process and even had an offer out to him before anyone else.

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

2015 Texas Tech Football Commits

QUARTERBACKS
JARRETT STIDHAM QUARTERBACK
HT/WT: 6-3/190
FORTY: 4.57-4.66
HIGH SCHOOL: Stephenville (Stephenville, TX)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals 6.0 | Scout | ESPN 86 | 24/7 Sports 98
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.9881
VTM PROFILE DATE: March 7, 2014
OFFERS: Texas Tech, Alabama, Baylor, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Arizona St. Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Kentucky, Miami, Michigan, Ohio St., Oklahoma St., Ole Miss, Penn St., TCU, Texas, Vanderbilt, Washington St.
RUNNING BACKS
COREY DAUPHINE RUNNING BACK
HT/WT: 6-1/180
FORTY: 4.45
HIGH SCHOOL: Memorial (Port Arthur, TX)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals 5.5 | Scout | ESPN 77 | 24/7 Sports 84
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8605
VTM PROFILE DATE: February 3, 2014
OFFERS: Houston, Lamar, Texas Tech and Washington St.
OFFENSIVE LINE
LIO LAFAELE GUARD
HT/WT: 6-4/310
FORTY: N/A
JUCO: Riverside C.C. (Corona, CA)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals 5.7 | Scout | ESPN N/R | 24/7 Sports 87
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8826
VTM PROFILE DATE: March 9, 2014
OFFERS: Ole Miss, Texas Tech, Washington St.
TRACE ELLISON TACKLE
HT/WT: 6-6/285
FORTY: N/A
HIGH SCHOOL: Centennial (Frisco, TX)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals 5.5 | Scout | ESPN 77 | 24/7 Sports 83
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8382
VTM PROFILE DATE: March 31, 2014
OFFERS: Arkansas St., Illinois, Texas Tech
CONNER DYER GUARD/TACKLE
HT/WT: 6-5/275
FORTY: 5.20
HIGH SCHOOL: Horn (Mesquite, TX)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals 5.9 | Scout | ESPN 80 | 24/7 Sports 90
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.9071
VTM PROFILE DATE: July 30, 2014
OFFERS: Arizona St., Arkansas, Baylor, California, Connecticut, Kentucky, LSU, Miami, Navy, Nebraska, Ohio St., Oklahoma, Oklahoma St., Ole Miss, Oregon, SMU, Stanford, TCU, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Toledo, UCLA Virginia
MADISON AKAMNONU OFFENSIVE TACKLE
HT/WT: 6-5/275
FORTY: 5.20
HIGH SCHOOL: Bowie (Arlington, TX)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals 5.5 | Scout | ESPN 81 | 24/7 Sports 93
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8952
VTM PROFILE DATE: August 10, 2014
OFFERS: Oklahoma, Texas, Texas Tech, Baylor, Kansas St., Missouri, TCU, Arizona St., Arkansas St., Colorado St., Connecticut, Houston, Mississippi St., North Texas, Ole Miss, Southern Miss, Texas St., Wake Forest
DEFENSIVE LINE
DEFENSIVE TACKLE BREIDEN FEHOKO
HT/WT: 6-3/290
FORTY: N/A
HIGH SCHOOL: Farrington (Honolulu, HI)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals 5.9 | Scout | ESPN 85 | 24/7 Sports 97
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.9736
VTM PROFILE DATE: April 14th, 2014
OFFERS: Alabama, Arizona St., BYU, California, Clemson, Hawaii, Kansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Oregon, Oregon St., Pittsburgh, San Diego St., Stanford, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Utah, Utah St., Vanderbilt, Washington St., Weber St., Wisconsin
BRODERICK WASHINGTON DEFENSIVE TACKLE
HT/WT: 6-3/285
FORTY: N/A
HIGH SCHOOL: Longview (Longview, TX)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals | Scout | ESPN N/R | 24/7 Sports
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8093
VTM PROFILE DATE: September 23, 2014
OFFERS | Arkansas State, Houston, Lamar, Louisiana-Layfayette, New Mexico, North Texas, Texas-San Antonio
COURTNEY WALLACE, JR. DEFENSIVE TACKLE
HT/WT: 6-2/309
FORTY: N/A
HIGH SCHOOL: Neville (Monroe, LA)
VIDEO: Hudl
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals 5.4 | Scout | ESPN 75 | 24/7 Sports 83
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8206
VTM PROFILE DATE: October 13, 2014
OFFERS | Arkansas State, Central Arkansas, Grambling State, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, McNeese State, South Alabama, South Florida, Southern Miss, Southern University and Texas Tech
LINEBACKERS
D'VONTA HINTON INSIDE LINEBACKER
HT/WT: 5-10/201
FORTY: 4.56
HIGH SCHOOL: Texas City (Texas City, TX)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals 5.5 | Scout | ESPN 77 | 24/7 Sports 82
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8389
VTM PROFILE DATE: April 13, 2014
OFFERS: Louisiana Tech, Maryland, Utah, Texas Tech
ATHLETE
JONATHAN GILES ATHLETE
HT/WT: 5-11/175
FORTY: 4.55
HIGH SCHOOL: Elkins (Missouri City, TX)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals 5.5 | Scout | ESPN 77 | 24/7 Sports 84
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8272
VTM PROFILE DATE: May 10, 2014
OFFERS: Colorado, Fresno St., Houston, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, North Texas, SMU and Texas Tech

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