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Texas Tech Recruiting Roundup, 2/11

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Who are some 2017 prospects that the Texas Tech coaching staff have their eyes on?

The 2016 recruiting class is all wrapped up, now it's on to 2017. This week I will start taking a weekly look at some recruits who could eventually end up as Red Raiders. I start the 2017 recruiting cycle by taking a look at a group of D1 bound athletes from Cedar Hill.

Avery Davis | 6'0", 190 lbs | Dual-Threat QB

Cedar Hill High School (Cedar Hill, TX)

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Texas Tech offered Avery Davis in May of 2015, at the time Davis only had a few other offers but since then his stock has drastically risen. At the moment Davis holds offers from some schools such as Notre Dame, Colorado, Houston and Utah as well as a handful of others. Davis works almost exclusively from shotgun but that's nothing new to Texas Tech. A few things stand out when I watch Davis. 1, although he's about the same height as Jett Duffey he's got more mass to him which is good for the hits a QB takes. 2, Davis has great pocket awareness and footwork. You can see him avoid pressure in the pocket by simply taking a few steps up in the pocket or to the side. 3, he can get the ball down the field with a flick of the wrist. 4, while he's got wheels, Davis is constantly looking down field when he scrambles outside of the pocket. I really like what I see in Davis and it'll be interesting to see how things pan out since Texas Tech currently has Xavier Martin (QB/WR) committed.

Charleston Rambo | 6'2", 165 lbs | Wide Receiver

Cedar Hill High School (Cedar Hill, TX)

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Charleston Rambo picked up an offer from Texas Tech in April of 2015. Rambo holds a ton of offers including offers from Oklahoma, Miami, Notre Dame, Arizona St, Arkansas, Houston, Michigan St, Tennessee, Utah, and the list goes on. Rambo is a long-strider and can make some big plays down the field. One thing I noticed in his film below is that no one is playing press on him. That might be because Cedar Hill has other weapons at receiver and coaches can't afford to cheat a safety over the top leaving the other two defenders without help over the top. Either way, Rambo would be a great fit in Texas Tech's offense.

Camron Buckley | 6'1", 185 lbs | Wide Receiver

Cedar Hill High School (Cedar Hill, TX)

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Unlike Davis and Rambo, Buckley wasn't offered by Texas Tech until this past August. At that time he had already attended Baylor's junior day, had an offer from Houston and Texas and camped with Texas last summer. Along with Houston and Texas, Buckley has offers from Washington, Colorado and Ole Miss. While Rambo is a long-strider, Buckley looks to be a little more explosive of the two. You can see him burn DBs deep or catch screen routes and make defenders miss. Buckley would be a nice slot receiver for the Red Raiders.

Jaylon Jackson | 5'10", 165 lbs | Wide Receiver

Cedar Hill High School (Cedar Hill, TX)

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Jaylon Jackson is an interesting case. The Red Raiders offered Jackson way back in December 2014 and was his first FBS offer. Before receiving his Texas Tech offer, Jackson named Baylor his favorite after camping with them. Just when Jackson started gaining national attention, he tore his ACL last spring. Jackson returned to the field late in the season of last year but he'll be a full go for 2016. He currently holds 4 other offers from Kansas, SMU, Colorado and Oklahoma St. The highlights below are from his sophomore season. The first thing that came to my mind was that he could be a Jakeem Grant type of weapon for Texas Tech. He's super shifty and dangerous in the open field.

As you can see, Cedar Hill isn't short on talent and it steadily produces D1 athletes. It'll be interesting to see if these guys go their separate ways or if a few of them end up at the same program. If Texas Tech can play well this season and keep growing the relationships with these guys throughout the year then maybe they'll end up Red Raiders.

2017 Football Commits

Tyler Castaneda: Offensive Line, Round Rock High School (Round Rock, TX)

Xavier Martin: Athlete QB/WR, Steele High School (Cibolo, TX)

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

Jalen Reagor: Wide Receiver, Waxahachie High School (Waxahachie, TX)