Rivals recruiting analyst Jason Howell spoke to the Dallas Morning News' Tommy Magelssen about Texas Tech's 2015 recruiting class and Howell was asked about the situation with Stidham decommitting late and offered this about the situation:
"I can understand it, but at the same time I guess when you're all in on one guy and he bolts with a month left in the process, if he hasn't been developing those relationships, then yeah - but it's also a lesson that I think he probably learned, too. It's always good to have back-up plan just in case. Maybe you can flip that and say maybe if you had somebody warm a little bit just in case it wouldn't have been a forced relationship."
Also, since we're already talking about 2016, Howell things Texas Tech is already off to a pretty good start:
"I think they did a great job establishing some inroads into Louisiana. I think we'll continue to see them work those. I think they'll have a nice presence in Dallas this year with the coaching staff edition of Emmett Jones (from South Oak Cliff). I think he'll help boost that a little bit and Tristen Wallace (out of DeSoto) and Collin Wilder (from Katy) are both very good prospects. ... Wallace is just a very big talented kid who can do a lot of different things. He brings size and athleticism to the field. Collin Wilder has played at Katy on varsity since his freshman year so that speaks for itself. Definitely they're off to a good start. They beat some really good programs for both of those guys, and that always helps when you're able to point to a couple guys who are kind of your bell cows and both of those guys definitely have that potential."