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Texas Tech adds 2018 RB recruit

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Texas Tech has been hitting the recruiting trail early and often these days.

NCAA Football: Kansas State at Texas Tech Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Last night, Texas Tech added Stanley Hackett, a running back out of Pasadena to the fold.

After taking a quick look at some of his highlights, it’s easy to see why Texas Tech recruited him. He runs a lot like DeAndre Washington does in terms of sharp cuts and great vision, and his high school runs the same type of run plays that Texas Tech does.

After the first pass he throws, we can see that he’s just a superior athlete at this point in his career. He’s a Rivals100 recruit, coming in at #93 on their big list for 2018. His size and leg length are completely different from Washington, but you can still see glimpses of the field vision that made Washington so great in Hackett. He knows when to follow his blockers, he knows where the downfield blocks are coming from, and he doesn’t try to win the game himself.

All in all, this is a great recruit that Texas Tech locked up early. After a few years in Rusty Whitt’s S&C program, we might have a true power back with vision on the roster in Lubbock.