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Texas Tech Lands 3-Star Defensive End

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The Red Raiders gained another valuable piece for the defensive side of the ball.

Texas Tech added a defensive end commit last night, and he's a good one.

Nelson Mbanasor was committed to Oklahoma State until last month, he decommited on October 9th. Mbanasor holds over 20 offers with some of those schools being Illinois, Colorado, Arkansas, Houston, and Duke. Hailing from Hendrickson High School in Pflugerville, TX, Mbanasor stands at 6'3" and around the 260 pound range. He's a consensus 3-star recruit among the top recruiting sites, and he should see his number of offers rise before NSD in February. Mbanasor is quick off of the ball and powers his way past would-be blockers. He plays both inside and out in high school, but I'd imagine he sticks to playing end in college.

Texas Tech's 2017 class now stands at 15 commits. One commit we didn't create a lot of buzz about last week was Australian punter Dominic Panazzolo. He currently plays at Snow College (JUCO) in Ephraim, Utah, and Texas Tech is his one and only offer at the moment. According to his Twitter, he accepted a scholarship to play at Texas Tech. He'll be a great addition to the Red Raider special teams unit.

2017 Football Commits

Xavier Martin: Quarterback, Steele High School (Cibolo, TX)

Jack Anderson: Offensive Line, Frisco High School (Frisco, TX)

Dawson Deaton: Offensive Line, Frisco High School (Frisco, TX)

Quincy Addison: Defensive Back, Angleton High School (Angleton, TX)

Bronson Boyd: Wide Receiver, The Oakridge School (Arlington, TX)

Casey Verhulst: Offensive Line, Plano East High School (Plano, TX)

Dylan Weaver: Offensive Line, Piedra Vista High School (Farmington, NM)

Will Farrar: Offensive Line, Travis High School (Richmond, TX)

Adam Beck: Defensive Back, George Ranch High School (Richmond, TX)

Adrian Frye: Defensive Back, Aldine Eisenhower High School (Houston, TX

John Davis: Defensive Back, Trinity High School (Euless, TX)

Tyree Range: Running Back, Riverside City College (Riverside, CA)

Riko Jeffers: Linebacker, Sachse High School (Sachse, TX)

Dominic Panazzolo: Punter, Snow College (Ephraim, UT)

Nelson Mbanasor: Defensive End, Hendrickson High School (Pflugerville, TX)