Texas Tech added another Offensive Linemen this weekend with a commitment from Terrence Steele from Cibolo Steele (Where Coach Mike Jinks used to coach). He becomes the 5th Offensive Linemen commit in the class and the 13th commitment overall. He is currently not ranked by any recruiting services, but I bet he is a low 3-star OT when the ratings come out. I just found out about Steele this past week so I have not reviewed him yet, but here are his stats and measurables:
|Height||Weight||40 time||Shuttle||Vertical||Power Throw||Ratings|
|6'5"||295 lbs||5.36||5.31||23.1"||35.5'||NR (247), NR (ESPN), NR (Rivals), NR (Scout)|
We first learned about Terrence Steele just a couple of days ago, when we found out that he would be attending the Texas Tech game this weekend. He received his first offer from BYU in September and since then has added offers from Texas Tech, Houston and Colorado. He attends High School in Steele HS and was recruited by his former High School coach, Mike Jinks. Jinks knew about him when he was a coach there and likely remembered him and started recruiting him this year. It's also possible that Steele had a strong senior campaign and the Red Raider staff took notice.
Unfortunately, there isn't a lot of film on him, but we do have a 1:30 clip on Terrence Steele. You can tell right away that he has a huge frame and uses that frame to dominate defensive linemen . He drives them back until he get them on the ground and keep them there. When blocking the rush, instead of pushing his linemen forward, he moves his defensive linemen out of the way and creates a hole for the running back. For pass rushes, he keeps the defender from beating him on the outside to give his QB more time to throw the football. He's someone that likely won't start or be on the 2 Deep right away, but has the body and potential to be a good linemen with the right training.
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With this commitment, it's unlikely that Texas Tech will grab another offensive linemen this class. Semisi Uluave is still on the board, and Tech would like him to commit, but outside of him, I doubt we'll another O-linemen commit this class. Texas Tech has a great O-linemen prospects in the 2015 class, possibly the best they have had. You have two of the top 300 players in the nation, one of the best JUCO linemen and two recruits with big bodies and the potential to be huge. This could also possibly help when for future recruits at Steele, most noticeably 93 rated 2016 DE Mark Jackson. It could also trigger some other recruits that visited for the Texas game, whom he might have befriended while he was there. Good pick-up for the Red Raiders