Here we go. The first of three commitments today, starting with receiver Tony Brown, from La Mirada California. Brown ranges from a low three to a four star receiver and I think that’s in part to a very solid senior season. The problem is that I can’t find those stats for the 2013, so I’m relying on chatter about this. Still, This is a solid pickup and it’s pretty much rounding out Texas Tech’s receiver class. There’s a lot more size to the receiver class. Brown and Jonathan Giles are the smallest receivers of this class, standing at 6-1 and 6-0 respectively.
|TONY BROWN||WIDE RECEIVER|
HIGH SCHOOL: La Mirada (La Mirada, CA)
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals 5.7 | Scout | ESPN 78 | 24/7 Sports 82
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8766
VTM PROFILE DATE: December 19, 2014
OFFERS: Colorado, Nebraska, Purdue, San Jose State, Texas Tech, UCLA, Utah, Washington State
"I talked with coach (Kliff) Kingsbury about how I can contribute to the offense, where I’m going to fit in and the second thing was academics," Brown told Rivals.com. "He says he sees me in the outside receiver spot and maybe on special teams as the punt returner. I was very excited hearing those things.
"It was a really tough decision. I chose the school that would be best for me for the next four years. I thought it was the best decision I have ever made."
SCOUTING REPORT: One of the first things that I noted when Brown committed was the idea that the Rivals guys all said that Brown could play any of the four positions, which means that this is what the coaches told the Rivals guys about Brown. And no, I have no problem with that and I appreciate that. Anyway, the thought here is something that I was kicking around starting Browns profile the night before last and the idea that this is really a situation where Texas Tech is certainly making an attempt to get bigger. Much bigger at the receiver spot and it makes a lot of sense to set Brown and Giles at the slot receiver spots. Similar to Ian Sadler last year. These aren't small guys.
As to Brown, I think he's a really fast receiver (these are fancy words) who makes people miss. He continually outruns opponents. Most of his game is a speed aspect, which is fine because he does a good job of finding the open space and making things happen. Brown is still pretty raw in his route running. He's not sharp, but that's just one of those things where young receivers take time to get better because those are things that you learn over time. The 4.40 time is never legitimate, but he's fast