BOO YAH! Just a short while ago, KeKe Coutee decided to shut down his recruitment and commit to the Red Raiders over Louisville. The 3-star Athlete becomes the 17th commitment of the class and the 2nd Athlete (along with Johnathan Giles). Here's my review of KeKe Coutee from back in June:
I have officially committed to the University of Texas Tech!! ⚫️ #WreckEm#Gunsup ⬆️ pic.twitter.com/jXfNviofZy— KING II (@TheKekeCoutee) January 9, 2015
KeKe Coutee - Wide Receiver / Cornerback (Lufkin HS, Lufkin, TX)
Height Weight 40 time 5'10" 170 lbs 4.41
Ratings: 87 by 247/ 80 by ESPN / 5.7 by Rivals / 3-star byScout
Interest: Oklahoma (Warm), Texas Tech (Warm), Texas (Warm), Arkansas *(Warm)
I haven't really talked about KeKe Coutee at all, mostly because I didn't really know about him. Coutee is a Rivals250 recruit from Lufkin who played mostly receiver, but is listed as an ATH and could also play CB. The main reason why I haven't heard about Coutee is because he committed to Texas back in 2013. However, once Mack Brown left shop and Charlie Strong took over, KeKe Coutee opened up his recruitment. That let teams like Oklahoma and Texas Tech get back in the mix. While looking at Coutee's 247sports profile, I discovered that his Crystal Ball prediction predicted he would commit to Texas Tech. That being said, the last time someone submitted a prediction was late March. Also, if you look at stories on Rivals that include Coutee, there is one where a leader is named. That info is behind a paywall, but my guess would be either Oklahoma or Texas Tech. He attended a Texas Tech camp in Longview last week and ran a 4.38, which is where I got a 40 time from. As far as I'm concerned, that is the only camp he's attended thus far. It's now time to look at film of KeKe Coutre, but unfortunately he doesn't have a highlight film. Here is his hudl if you're bored and want to look at individual plays, but here is what I saw if you don't want to. KeKe lives up to the ATH tag, as he is versatile and can play many ways. There are a couple plays where he gets handed the ball and makes jukes and cuts to find his way through traffic and down field. He also catches passes down field where he athletically jumps or dives for the ball, securing it for a big gain. I can see why he is also listed as CB. KeKe can quick feet (as evident of the 4.38 speed) and cut great, which is key for a speedy cornerback. He's only listed as 5'10", but he makes plays that make him seem at least 4 inches taller at time. KeKe Coutee would be a great athlete is pick up for the 2015 class.
KeKe Coutee was first offered by the Red Raiders back in May of 2013. However, KeKe would commit to Longhorns a month later when the Longhorns offered. Things changed though when Charlie Strong took over, and KeKe decommitted to January, letting teams like the Red Raiders get back in the mix for Coutee. We first knew that the Red Raiders were in contention for Coutee when he camped with Tech in Longview. After that, many predicted that Coutee would end up at Tech. He visited the Lubbock for the Texas game back in November, with many believing he would commit to Tech. However, Louisville came into discussion around that time, and secured a visit from the athlete later in month. At this time, many considered Louisville the favorite. It didn't matter though, as KeKe shut down his recruitment a short while ago and gave the Red Raider's their 17th commitment of the 2015 class.
Now let's a took at what KeKe will bring to the Red Raider football team. KeKe is a versatile player that could play as a Wide Receiver or Cornerback. If he were to be a receiver, he could be used on screens, deep plays or crossing patterns. You could basically place him wherever you wanted him. He can do a multiple of things. KeKe also has killer speed. 247sports list his 40 time as 4.41, but he said back during the summer on twitter that his 40 time was 4.38. If he gets space, then he's off to the races. He reminds he a lot of way Devin Lauderdale plays, and could be a big player like Lauderdale last year.
Tech now has 17 commits of the 2015 class and will likely add around 5-7 more commits before the class is done. Tech still has some good recruits still on the board, like Semisi Uluave, Arhtur McGinnis, and Darrion Daniels, and will likely push hard to get their commitments before National Signing Day next month. Still have a lot of options left for the 2015 class and a bunch of recruits looking at Tech for the 2016 class.