Texas Tech landed its 13th commit for the 2017 class last night. The class was at 13 a few weeks ago, but once OL Jared Hocker decommitted it bumped the class down to 12. Tyree Range out of Riverside C.C. in California is the newest Red Raider.
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO WISHED ME A HAPPY BDAY. HAPPY TO BE ALIVE AND HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE MY COMMITMENT TO TEXAS TECH pic.twitter.com/b3se1zBwCf— Tyree Range (@T_Ran34) September 21, 2016
Range has had to go the unconventional route to get to the FBS level. In 2014, his senior season of high school, he tore his ACL, MCL and meniscus during a game. At the time, Range was starting to really gain interest from schools like Colorado State, Arizona, UCLA and Oregon State. His injury caused him to go the JUCO route, but he's made quite the comeback.
Standing at 6'1" 230 pounds, Range is a big power back. Texas Tech usually has smaller quick running backs but Range is an exception. He uses his frame to his advantage though. He creates a low center of gravity and keeps chugging away. Range is constantly trying to move forward and isn't afraid to gain the dirty yards. This guy has a great motor and will bring a different skill set to the Red Raiders backfield.
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)
Kamren Curl: Defensive Back, Muskogee High School (Muskogee, OK)
John Davis: Defensive Back, Trinity High School (Euless, TX)
Tyree Range: Running Back, Riverside City College (Riverside, CA)