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Texas Tech Recruiting Roundup: 2018 Names To Know

The 2017 recruiting cycle is still rolling along, but let's check out some 2018 recruits.

The 2017 recruiting class still sits at about half full and more commits should roll in late fall and winter. For today, let's take a look at some 2018 recruits who hold offers from Texas Tech. First off, the Red Raiders have two commits for 2018 in RB Stanley Hackett and WR Treveon Johnson. Hackett is a 4-star recruit out of Pasadena, TX and Johnson is a 3-star prospect hailing from Giddings, TX. Now on to three others who hold offers: a QB, DE and CB.

Tanner Mordecai | 6'2", 195 lbs | Quarterback

Midway High School (Waco, TX)

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Texas Tech offered Mordecai back in April and he currently holds a handful of others. Some of those schools include SMU, Oklahoma St, and Houston. He's a 3-star across all three major sites and should see his number of offers increase with a good season this year. Since the Red Raiders offered him so early that may carry some weight. The post-Mahomes era looks like Jett Duffey and Xavier Martin at the moment so adding one to two more in 2018 won't be a bad idea. Below are his sophomore highlights.

Jarell Cherry | 6'3", 230 lbs | Defensive End

Carter High School (Dallas, TX)

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Cherry had an outstanding summer at camps. Texas Tech was his first Power 5 offer and he currently holds only 4 offers. Usually that bodes well but two of those offers are from Texas and Alabama. When Alabama offers a recruit you know they're the real deal and it proves that Kliff and company have a great eye for talent. Cherry went from a relative unknown to a 4-star recruit on both Rivals and Scout. Texas Tech will face some tough competition in landing Cherry but Emmett Jones has strong ties to DFW and could help land the stud defensive end.

Vernone McKinley III | 5'10", 170 lbs | Cornerback

Hebron High School (Carrollton, TX)

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McKinley is a Texas Tech legacy and the Red Raiders offered him way back in May 2015. He's a big time recruit and is a consensus 4-star recruit. As of now he holds 27 offers (yeah, 27) and that number will only climb. The Red Raiders will have to compete against the likes of teams like Alabama, Florida, Oklahoma and LSU to land McKinley. As I mentioned, he is a legacy and Texas Tech has had some recent success in landing big time legacy recruits. With a little bit of luck the Red Raiders could haul in the defensive playmaker in 2018.

As the 2017 class wraps up we'll see more offers and attention go towards the 2018 class. There's already a good amount of offers out as of now which is good. Kliff and his staff usually have a good eye and get offers out to some guys before other Power 5 schools notice a player. If the season plays out accordingly it can really serve as a recruiting tool for 2018.

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)

Jared Hocker: Offensive Line, Birdsville High School (North Richland Hills, TX)

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)