Earlier this week Texas Tech offered Oklahoma native, Terry Wilson. Wilson is a new quarterback target of Tech's and hopefully they're not too late to the race on him. Texas Tech is still without a quarterback commit and would ideally like to add at least one with the 2016 class. I will also go over Allen High School (TX) defensive end, Levi Onwuzurike, who comes from a winning background. Texas Tech is targeting another Houston area product in Robert Revels who would provide depth at the linebacker position.
Terry Wilson | Dual-Threat Quarterback
Del City High School (Del City, OK)
24/7: 84 | Rivals: 3-Star | Scout: 3-Star
The Red Raiders offered the Del City, OK quarterback on April 28th. Texas Tech usually does't hand out scholarships to just any quarterback so the coaching staff must really see something in him. I really like what I've seen so far from Wilson. Many consider him a dual-threat quarterback but to me he's a pass-first quarterback. He's dual-threat in the sense that he uses his legs to extend the play while looking for an open target down the field He has great pocket awareness and can roll out of the pocket if need be. Wilson throws a very accurate ball and often places it in a spot where only his receiver can make a play on it. While on the run he can still throw the ball on a dime. I really hope Texas Tech isn't too late to get in the hunt for Wilson, I like what he can bring to the table.
Levi Onwuzurike | Defensive End
Allen High School (Allen, TX)
24/7: 88 | Rivals: 3-Star | Scout: 4-Star
Allen High School is known for winning in the state of Texas and Texas Tech is looking to tap into that. Onwuzurike attended Tech's junior day back in March and would be a great addition for the Red Raiders defense. Onwuzurike is quick around the edge or can sneak inside. With playing at Allen he has played against some quality offensive linemen deep into the playoffs and has shown that he can play right up to that level and even past it. If a linemen does get his hands on Onwuzurike he often can shed the block or guide the blocker to where the play is going. It seems as though the Red Raiders are right in the mix for Onwuzurike and the pass rusher would be a nice defensive part of the 2016 class.
Robert Revels | Inside Linebacker
Reagan High School (Houston, TX)
24/7: 81 | Rivals: 2-Star | Scout: 3-Star
Robert Revels is flying under the radar of most college programs but that's perfectly fine with Texas Tech. The Red Raiders got a jump on Revels by offering him this past October and Revels also visited Lubbock for Tech's junior day a few months ago. Revels has a nose for the football and can come up with an interception or force a fumble. He is still a bit raw but is a talented linebacker. He tends to tackle up high and stand the runner up or drag them to the ground. Revels still has a year to grow and should transform into an even better player. If the Red Raiders were able to snag him before other programs started to notice him that would be an ideal situation for us.
Not too much happened for the Red Raiders this past week on the recruiting trail. It is good to see they offered another quarterback though, this shows that they are evaluating guys and will offer them if they seem them as a good fit. It would be nice if we were able to get a quarterback under our belts sometime this summer so that way we didn't have to hustle for one during the upcoming season when the Tech coaching staff and high school players are focusing on their seasons at hand.
2016 Football Commits
Da'Leon Ward: Running Back, Skyline High School (Dallas, TX)
Donte Coleman: Tight End, West Mequite High School (Mesquite, TX)
Emoree Giddens: Offensive Line, Coronado High School (Lubbock, TX)
Gio Pancotti: Offensive Line, Episcopal High School (Bellaire, TX)