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Texas Tech Eligibility Table: Running Backs

The Red Raiders return everyone but Kenny Williams at the running back position and this may be the one position that is set up for both long-term and short-term success.

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This will be a somewhat short series to catch everyone up on the current state of the eligibility remaining for each position group. We'll update these tables after National Signing Day.  The black box is for years available and the grey box is for an available redshirt.

Eligibility Remaining
Player Year Ht/Wt. 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
DeAndre Washington SR 5-8/201
Quinton White JR 5-7/200
Justin Stockton SO 5-10/180
Demarcus Felton FR 5-7/175
Tyler Scalzi JR 6-4/236
Mason Reed FR 6-2/205
Kenneth Huggins SR 5-7/155

Reason for Hope

Well, this is just setting up real nicely in terms of the scholarship running backs.  I honestly cannot wait for Washington's senior year and  it will be interesting to see how the coaching staff utilizes White along with Stockton.  Also, Felton was a terrific back coming out of high school, rushing for almost 2,000 yards as a junior and 1,700 yards as a senior. And just in case you curious, he's fast and strong and really fast. Washington should be a star this year and Stockton and White, probably most likely Stockton will become the #2 running back.

Reason for Concern

I'm trying to think of a reason for concern and I really don't have one.  I know, I have totally jinxed everything, but assuming that everyone stays healthy /furiously rubs rabbit foot/ then this should set up to be the deepest and most talented group of running backs that I can recall at Texas Tech.  Oh sure, a lot of this is based upon potential, but Washington is a proven commodity and the rest are really learning the ropes.  Maybe the only negative is that I'd like a different option at fullback.  Scalzi is okay, but I'm not completely sold just yet.

Prognosis for 2015

I've got nothing but love on this end of things and I think the prognosis here is terrific.  The long-term prognosis is about as good as a position that Texas Tech has. The players are staggered in terms of available years and there's a ton of depth.

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