Last week I kicked off the 2017 edition of the Recruiting Roundup. This week I'll be taking a look at 2 recruits from out of state who are starting to get a lot of attention and we'll check out Texas Tech's newest commit Dawson Deaton.
Tevin Bush | 5'7", 165 lbs | Athlete RB/WR
Landry-Walker High School (New Orleans, LA)
24/7 NR | Rivals NR | Scout NR
Tevin Bush could be Jakeem Grant 2.0. Bush can do it all; he can line up in the backfield, play slot, and return kicks. He even played quarterback late in the 4th quarter of a game when the starting QB went down with an injury. Bush's size puts him right around where Jakeem Grant was as well. Some sites have bush at 5'8" while others have him at 5'6". Right now he isn't ranked on the 3 major sites but that will change soon. At the moment Bush hold 4 offers in total with the other 3 schools being Arkansas, Cincinnati, and Tulane. As you can see in his film, Bush is super shifty. If he has the ball in space, good luck stopping him. The Red Raiders would be getting an excellent replacement for Grant in Bush.
Justin Broiles | 6'0", 175 lbs | Cornerback
John Marshall High School (Oklahoma City, OK)
24/7 | Rivals | Scout
Justin Broiles is starting to pick up a lot of national attention here lately. Broiles picked up 5 more offers this week and his offer total is now up to 14. One edge that Texas Tech has on the others is that it was the first school he took an official to back in October. Of course Oklahoma is presumed to be the front runner but maybe the Red Raiders can lure Broiles out of Oklahoma. Broiles is a big-bodied corner who plays with a safety's mentality. What I mean by that is he's not afraid to come up and lay the wood on the ball carrier or receiver. He also has great ball skills, you can see in his film that when the ball is in the air he can make a great adjustment to it. Broiles would have an immediate impact if he was to end up a Red Raider.
Dawson Deaton | 6'5", 280 lbs | Offensive Line
Frisco High School (Frisco, TX)
24/7 | Rivals | Scout
Dawson Deaton committed to the Red Raiders last week bringing the 2017 class up to 5 now. Deaton holds 18 offers but decided it was time he called himself a Red Raider. Now Texas Tech has 2 offensive line commits hailing from Frisco with the other being highly coveted Jack Anderson. Deaton is projected to play guard or center at the next level. In his film you can see that he's relentless in his blocking. On run plays he's either driving the defender 15 yards down the field or putting them on their backs 5 yards off the ball. On pass plays he settles back and hits would-be pass rushers with a strong punch. Deaton is a great get for Texas Tech.
As I mentioned earlier, Texas Tech's 2017 class is now up to 5 commits. According to 24/7, the class ranks number 11 in the team rankings. I know it's really early but that's great to see. If Texas Tech can play well this year then they'll continue to bring in solid recruits.
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)
Dawson Deaton: Offensive Line, Frisco High School (Frisco, TX)