Well the wait is over, Texas Tech has finally broken it's 2.5 month drought without a 2015 commit with an explosion. Conner Dyer, a 90 rated OT, committed to Texas Tech via Twitter at 4pm. We've talked about Dyer around here for a while now. You'll get Seth's post sometime later, but here's your commitment story for today. Here is my review of Conner Dyer back in January:
Conner Dyer - Offensive Tackle (Horn HS, Mesquite, TX)
Height Weight 40 time Vertical Power Throw 6'4" 275 lbs 5.20 24.4" 34'
Ratings: 90 by 247 / 80 by ESPN / 5.9 by Rivals
Interest: Texas A&M (Warm), Stanford (Warm), Texas Tech (Warm), TCU (Warm)
Texas Tech was the first to offer Conner Dyer back in May, soon followed by TCU, A&M and Stanford, which Conner has named his top 4 so far. Conner has attended camps for both Texas Tech and Stanford, while also attending an A&M game. When Texas Tech visited Conner at his school back in May, they said they would love to have him come to Texas Tech and start early. They saw how much he grew from Freshman to Sophomore year and were impressed enough to offer him a scholarship. I believe that is the main reason why Conner has kept the Red Raiders in his top 4 so far. Let's take a look at Conner's film. Not only does Conner's big frame help him, but he also seems to have very good footwork. He keeps his feet active to gain momentum on the pass rushers and uses his strength to finish off his opponents. He also has a rushing play where he pulls out from his tackle spot and hits the lineman about to tackle the running back. His speed is only a 5.2, but he's an offensive tackle, so his speed shouldn't be moved much. If he can get in front of the running back in time and be able to hit someone before he catches up, he should do fine.
Conner visited Tech a total of 4 times over the past year, including the Oklahoma State game, Spring Day, a Spring Practice and just a few weeks ago. As mentioned above, Tech was the first to offer Conner Dyer shortly after his Sophomore year, which probably played a huge role in his commitment. He also highly considering A&M, LSU and Oklahoma. After his 4th visit this month though, the question was no longer "Will" he commit, but "When" will he commit.
Dyer is a tall, lean Tackle that already has the body of an College Lineman. He moves well off the line and gets in front of his man and takes them to the ground. He has a powerful push and strong body that helps him drive linemen back. Also, he's in the Honor Society too, so that's always a plus. He's doing this against some of the better Defensive linemen in the country too. You can look at Dyer's film yourself right here:
According to Rivals, Conner Dyer is now the highest ranked offensive linemen in the history of Texas Tech football. With the chance of also grabbing Madison Akamnonu, we could be looking at the best offensive linemen class in the history of Texas Tech football. If you had any worries about the future of Tech's offensive line, you won't have to do so anymore. On another note, Dyer has already reached out to some of Tech's top targets on twitter, including possible commits Kahlil Haughton and Darrion Daniels, along with hometown players Malik Jefferson and DeAndre McNeal. Something big is brewing is Lubbock.
Here is a story on SBNation about the commit