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Recruiting on the South Plains: 2015 WR Quan Shorts Player Profile

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Atascocita's Quan Shorts became the 14th commitment of the 2015 class and the third receiver of the group.

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Quan Shorts is Texas Tech's third receiver commit for the 2015 class and, once again, Texas Tech has recruited and secured the commitment for a large receiver, this teim a receiver that's got really nice size for a high school senior. As an aside, Atascocita is apparently an affluent suburb of Humble (according to Travis' nemesis, Wikipedia). I had no idea that Atascocita was even a town or a place as I had never heard of it before.  I am quite ignorant of all of the small towns and areas in and around Houston. Also of note, Quan is short for Furquan.

RECEIVER
QUAN SHORTS WIDE RECEIVER
HT/WT: 6-2/195
FORTY: 4.42
HIGH SCHOOL: Atascocita (Humble, TX)
VIDEO: Hudl
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals 5.4 | Scout | ESPN 70 | 24/7 Sports 85
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8299
VTM PROFILE DATE: November 10, 2014
OFFERS: BYU, Colorado, Houston, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, New Mexico State, North Texas, Kansas, UTSA, Utah

THE PLAYER SPEAKS: Not a ton out there, but from what we can tell, this was a strange trip for Shorts in the sense that Mike said, before the weekend, that Shorts wasn't looking to commit thsi weekend and to not expect a commitment, but obviously, something happened. Perhaps it is the idea that the trip went really well. It should also be noted that Shorts visited Texas A&M last weekend and came away without an offer. Not only, but I think that Shorts moved up his official visit date.

Shorts' coach spoke with his head coach, Craig Stump with Raider Power last weekend and said that he believed that Shorts was one of the best in the state:

"I think with his size and mobility and the speed that he possesses at 195, close to 200 pounds, that’s hard to match. And his ability to get the ball. He’s got strong hands and snatches the ball."

SCOUTING REPORT: The interesting thing is that Shorts gets a ton of work at Atascocita in the slot, which is interesting in that they don't have him at receiver. Still, Shorts is really good doing what he does and he does have 39 catches for 760 yards and 9 touchdowns, which is pretty good considering that's a touchdown a game (or so) and about 18 yards a catch. Not bad out of the slot.

The interesting thing for me will be where Shorts plays in college. Being used to the slot, I wonder how that transition will be if they decide to move him outside. If they leave Shorts inside, which makes sense to me, you've essentially got a guy who is already the size of a pretty nice running back in the slot receiver position. The speed isn't elite, but I think it is pretty good. Shorts ran track for the first time last year and posted a time of 10.99 in the 100m (at the verst least last year), but that was after finishing with baseball and is apparently just learning how to run. So, with little or no training, Shorts was good enough to go to regionals last year.

I would have to guess that Texas Tech has a couple of more irons in the fire, in particular Tyron Johson and Dede Westbrook and I'm not sure how this plays out, but you can expect that spots are limited.

Quan, 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.
RECEIVERS
CARLOS STRICKLAND WIDE RECEIVER
HT/WT: 6-4/195
FORTY: 4.54
HIGH SCHOOL: Skyline (Dallas, TX)
VIDEO: Hudl | YouTube
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals 5.9 | Scout | ESPN 82 | 24/7 Sports 90
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.9367
VTM PROFILE DATE: October 29, 2014
OFFERS: Texas Tech, TCU, California, UCLA, Alabama, Clemson, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Kansas State, Louisville, LSU, Miami, Mississippi State, North Texas, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, SMU, Texas UNLV, Wisconsin
QUAN SHORTS WIDE RECEIVER
HT/WT: 6-2/195
FORTY: 4.42
HIGH SCHOOL: Atascocita (Humble, TX)
VIDEO: Hudl
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals 5.4 | Scout | ESPN 70 | 24/7 Sports 85
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8299
VTM PROFILE DATE: November 10, 2014
OFFERS: BYU, Colorado, Houston, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, New Mexico State, North Texas, Kansas, UTSA, Utah
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
TERRENCE STEELE GUARD
HT/WT: 6-5/295
FORTY: 5.36
HIGH SCHOOL: Cibolo Steele (San Antonio, TX)
VIDEO: YouTube
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals N/R | Scout N/R | ESPN N/R | 24/7 Sports 78
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.7800
VTM PROFILE DATE: November 5, 2014
OFFERS: Brigham Young, Colorado, Houston, Texas Tech, North Texas, Texas-San Antonio
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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