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Texas Tech Lands Another JUCO Commit for 2017

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The Red Raiders landed commit number 19.

Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday the Red Raiders received two commitments. One from LB Tony Jones and one from RB Desmond Nisby.

Though he never used the word "committed", it does appear Nisby is going to be a Red Raider. Texas Tech now has 6 JUCO commits and the last 4 commits have come from the JUCO ranks. Nisby is the second running back commit for the Red Raiders with Tyree Range being the other. Range, like Nisby, is also a JUCO product. A California native, Nisby played at Santa Rosa Junior College in 2014 and then transferred to Diablo Valley College where he played this season. Listed at 6'2" 240 pounds, Nisby is far from a scat back. He's a big bruising back who fights through would-be tacklers. Texas Tech's run game took a step back this season, and I expect both Range and Nisby to provide solid depth at the running back position.

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)

Vaughnte Dorsey: Safety, Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C. (Perkingston, MS)

McLane Carter: Quarterback, Tyler Junior College (Tyler, TX)

Tony Jones: Linebacker, Butler County C.C. (El Dorado, KS)

Desmond Nisby: Running Back, Diablo Valley College (Pleasant Hill, CA)