After Terry Wilson committed to Nebraska, Texas Tech quickly offered California QB Patrick O'Brien. Then this week I was preparing to write about another quarterback target in Jett Duffey but we did it, we landed our guy! Duffey was offered by Texas Tech on May 11th and quickly turned that into a commitment May 13th. Duffey has been an under-the-radar guy but has been gaining more attention here as of late. Duffey was one of the top passers at The Opening Dallas regional, earned MVP honors at QB in The Opening New Orleans regional, and again was named the MVP of the QB group this past weekend at The Opening Charlotte regional. Duffey's recent achievements surely caught the eye of the Red Raiders coaching staff and made a move on the once unranked quarterback. The Red Raiders also added Cibolo Steele wide receiver, Antoine Cox-Wesley. The coaches really must have liked what they saw in Cox-Wesley, they were his first offer and he committed right away. Cox-Wesley has great size and some good hands on him which he displayed in an incredible catch during last year's Texas High School Playoffs.
Jett Duffey | 6'0", 175 lbs | Dual-Threat Quarterback
Lake Ridge High School (Mansfield, TX)
24/7: 83 | Rivals: 2-Star | Scout: 3-Star
Jett Duffey is the Red Raiders newest commit and is Texas Tech's first quarterback for the 2016 class. Last week I ended my recruiting article by asking a poll question for when we would land our first quarterback and the lowest vote getter with 11% was May-June. I'm glad we actually landed one sooner than later, that way we don't have to scramble towards the end of the year. I really like what Duffey has to offer, he's a true dual-threat quarterback. Watching his film I can't help but compare him to another dual-threat QB who Kliff Kingsbury once coached, Johnny Manziel. You'll see how I got my comparison after you watch Duffey's film below, I also pulled a few similar plays as well in which I draw the comparison. Like Manziel once was, Duffey isn't a household name when it comes to college recruiting. Here recently though he has gained a lot of attention with his showings in the different The Opening regional camps. Duffey has started two years at Mansfield Lake Ridge compiling 4300+ passing yards along with 41 TDs while also running for 1900+ yards and 28 TDs over that span. The stats don't lie, Duffey can get the job done with both his arm and legs. What I really like about Duffey is his field vision. He looks and looks and if no one is open he can tuck it and run. Duffey isn't a run-first QB though by any means. On a lot of plays he scrambles to extend the play and finds an open receiver. Before his appearance at The Opening Dallas regional Duffey was unranked but now is pretty much a 3-star prospect with a chance for that rating to rise as well. He will be attending the Elite 11 camp this summer in Oregon and is one of the few quarterbacks who have been invited thus far. Another year in high school will help him fine tune his throwing technique and he should be a very interesting player once he's in college.
Jett & Johnny: Long Run
Jett & Johnny: Extending the Play
Antoine Cox-Wesley | 6'4", 180 lbs | Wide Receiver
Steele High School (Cibolo, TX)
24/7: 79 | Rivals: 2-Star | Scout: NR
Before Jett Duffey stole all his thunder, Antoine Cox-Wesley was the talk of Red Raider recruiting this week. Texas Tech was Cox-Wesley's first offer and he must've been sold since he committed right away. Last year he had 29 catches for 520 yards and 5 TDs. With his commitment Tech now has its first WR for the 2016 class and he's a tall one. At 6'4" Cox-Wesley has the height to give him the advantage over smaller defensive backs. At 180 pounds he should be able to play physical as well. There isn't a ton of film out on Cox-Wesley but here are a couple of highlights from their playoff game versus Katy last year. The second one catch is a fantastic one-handed snag. Check it out below!
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)
Neiman Armstrong: Cornerback, DeSoto High School (DeSoto, TX)
Antoine Cox-Wesley: Wide Receiver, Steele High School (Cibolo, TX)
Jett Duffey: Dual-Threat Quarterback, Lake Ridge High School (Mansfield, TX)