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Four Additional Texas Tech Quarterback Targets

With the decommitment of Jarrett Stidham and Ben Hicks choosing SMU, we consider four additional possibilities at quarterback for Texas Tech.

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In the wonderful world of following folks on Twitter it has come to my attention that some of the Texas Tech coaches have followed some quarterbacks over the last few days. Namely Eric Morris and Trey Haverty are the two coaches that I keyed on and you should know that Morris has also followed Buddy the Elf, and I'm guessing that he's the most under the radar dual-threat quarterback in the nation.

One thing to keep in mind. If a scholarship is offered, then Texas Tech, like the rest of the Big 12, has to honor that scholarship for four years. It is why it makes it so critical that you can't just offer a kid then think that the player will be dropped a year later. You better be prepared to stick with it for four years. I'll let you make up your mind as to some of these guys, but it's why just offering a kid and saying what the heck, it's just a one year offer, isn't the best method. Have to start thinking long-term. Let's go.

Chad President (6-3/195) - Temple, TX

President is currently a Baylor commit and is a dual-threat quarterback who was said to have an opportunity to play quarterback, although the likely move would be that he plays receiver in college. With Jarrett Stidham's commitment to Baylor, it seems that President may not receive much of a real shot at quarterback. I think it's highly unlikely that President would flip to Texas Tech, but perhaps he feels a bit scorned given Baylor going after Stidham. Again, I think it's highly doubtful, but it is worth a phone call. Consider this the longest of long-shots.

Carter Stanley (6-2/188) - Vero Beach, FL

This is a bit out of left-field and the funny thing about Stanley is that I can only find one recruiting profile, Rivals, where he is offered by Connecticut of all places. That's it. the only thing I can find is a Hudl profile that looks pretty good. Oh, and there is also Stanley's MaxPreps profile that has his stats for the year, which are pretty spectacular: 3,070 yards, 65% completion rate, 40 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. So yeah, he's really good, but he may also be on a terrific team. And Stanely can run too, rushing for 579 yards and 7 touchowns. He's not slow, at least on film. I think the arm needs some work, but Stanley makes some quick decisions and he does throw a nice deep ball.

McLane Carter (6-3/190) - Gilmer, TX

It's odd to see a quarterback that throws for 3,969 yards, has 47 touchdowns, 2 interceptions and completes passes at a rate of 74% not have a single offer, but that's what's happened to McLane Carter. I don't get this. Not even a little bit. Now, like with Stanley, I didn't have a clue as to whether or not Stanley is playing good competition or whatever, but with Carter, he's won state, he averages about 250 yards a game, completes a ton of passes and throws almost zero picks. Now, he does have a ton of talent around him, but to have zero offers? I don't even understand that. In any event, I would expect for some offers to start rolling in on Carter, and rightfully so. Carter only had to be a game manager for the most part, but he really did more than that, and the fact that he didn't turn the ball over helped a ton.

Nathan Elliott (6-1/195) - Celina, TX

This is a bit of a strange one, and there's hardly any current film on Elliott. Elliott has been committed to North Carolina since April, but UNC has two quarterback commits, Anthony Ratliff and Carter. Ratliff has the higher grade by just a little bit. The other thing with Elliott is that he's definitely the one quarterback of these that is pretty rough around the edges as a thrower, but he's a terrific athlete and essentially a running back for a handful of plays for Celina. That's not to say that he can't throw at all, that's not the case, but he is a bit rough and that's okay.