Tony Brown decided to end his recruitment on twitter and commit to the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Thursday over Colorado. Brown becomes the 13th commit of the 2015 class and 4th Wide Receiver. Here is my review of Tony Brown from back in September:
Height Weight 40 time Shuttle Vertical Power Throw SPARQ 6'1" 180 lbs 4.41 4.25 35" 33.5' 78.96
Tony Brown was first offered by Texas Tech back in early September shortly after Darrin Chiaverini visited California. Brown was a taller receiver like many of Tech's offers and quickly become one of Tech's main targets. Coach Ciaverini continued to recruit Brown and Tech quickly become one of Brown's top schools. Tony liked Tech for their offense and the way they spread the ball around. He also grew a great relationship with Coach Chiaverini during the process. Brown visited Nebraska back in early November then paid a visit to Tech in mid November. He seemed to enjoy the atmosphere and the visit altogether. After visits to Washington State and Colorado, he narrowed his list down to Nebraska, Colorado and Texas Tech. After Bo Pelini left, Nebraska was removed from his list, and it was down to Texas Tech and Colorado. On Thursday, via Twitter, he announced his commitment to Texas Tech.
Let's now take a close look at what Tony Brown can bring to the Red Raiders. What I like about Brown is his route running ability, speed and ability to make people miss. Tony runs good routes that get him open and give his quarterback an easy throws. While speed and athletic ability is important in a WR's game, good route running is what separates the good from the great. It gives the receiver an extra step or two and allows himself more room to catch the football. Tony Brown also has the speed to separate himself from the defenders after catching the football. Several times in his highlight film he catches the ball and is able to sprint past the receiver for big plays. With a 4.41 40 time (according to Rivals), he will have the ability to do the same at the collegiate level. Finally, Brown has the ability to make defenders miss with his movement after the catch. He cuts well and turns quickly. He can move in tight spaces and make plays to get himself more yardage. Tony Brown is definitely a nice pick-up for the Red Raiders at the receiver position.
Tech gets it's 4th receiver of the class with Brown and will likely add one more. Most of y'all would like Tyron Johnson as the last receiver, who actually named Tech in his Top 3 this past week along with Oklahoma State and instate LSU. Ryan Davis is also on the board for Texas Tech, along with KeKe Coutee, who could decide at any point now. Plus Tech could add another offensive linemen or two, including 4-star Hawaiian OT Semisi Uluave. Not to mention we could get another commit later today or tomorrow with four Red Raider targets committing, including DeAndre McNeal, Lonzell Gilmore, Ben Hicks and Tipa Galeai. Despite Stidham decommitting, Tech could still get a great class. While the decommitment hurts, it's at a position where Tech can always get talent and doesn't necessarily need help at the moment with Mahomes having a strong end to the season. It's going to take a few commits to fall to get a Top 25 class, but it's still possible. Either way, we have a bunch of good commits and will add even more soon
Update: Here is his stats form his senior year:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Brown's 2014 stats (10 games): 46 rec, 993yds, 11TDs HUDL: <a href="http://t.co/WAARvF2NAa">http://t.co/WAARvF2NAa</a> RIVALS: <a href="http://t.co/yf7UXQ9olV">http://t.co/yf7UXQ9olV</a></p>— Drew Kohnle (@Drew_Kohnle) <a href="https://twitter.com/Drew_Kohnle/status/545680435322560512">December 18, 2014</a></blockquote>
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