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Quick Reaction: Texas Tech adds 2017 OT Tyler Castaneda

And we have our first 2017 commit. Just a day after Texas Tech offered Robert Castaneda's brother, he shuts down his commitment and becomes a Red Raider. Here is your reaction thread

John Weast

Well here's something we weren't expecting. Texas Tech got  it's first commitment of the 2017 Class in Offensive Linemen Tyler Castaneda. He was offered just yesterday by the Red Raiders and decided that Texas Tech was the place he wanted to be

One reason he might've pulled the trigger so soon was because he mentioned wanting to play with his brother after he got offered. It's always cool when siblings or close friends decide to attend college together, creating a legacy within the family. Tech already has a pretty good legacy in the Fehoko's (football) and Swoopes/Jackson (basketball) and now it looks like you can add  the Castaneda's to that list. This not only becomes the first commit for the 2017 class, but only the 2nd 2017 commitment in the Big XII and 11th 2017 commitment overall.

I couldn't find any film on Castaneda, but if he's anything like his older brother, he'll be good. However, Tyler is already pretty big in size. He is 6'4" 270 lbs as a sophomore. Yes, a sophomore. In comparison, his brother is 6'5" 300 lbs, and he has three years on Tyler. Just imagine how big Tyler Castaneda could get by the time he gets to Texas Tech. Ridiculous. Now his 40 time is only a 5.50 currently, but that shouldn't be that big a deal right now. First off, he'll probably be like his brother and an interior linemen in college. Secondly, those numbers could be incorrect, plus he has time to improve that time.

His addition to the Red Raiders also helps Texas Tech go after another highly rated O-Linemen. Jack Anderson is one of Tech's 8 offers in the 2017 offers and the 3rd highest one right now (the highest is Osiris St. Brown). He is a Top 100 player and is a 90 rated Center according to 247sports. With Castaneda aboard, Anderson could want to jump aboard to join a great O-linemen. He already took notice of the commitment on twitter with by tweeting "Just got off the phone with Coach's been a big night in Lubbock". He's a Tech legacy and currently has a sibling attending Texas Tech. If the coaching staff can get Anderson aboard, we'll have a great O-line already with Castaneda and Anderson.

Congrats Tyler Castaneda!!!