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Texas Tech Recruiting Roundup: The Dead Period is Over

Now that the dead period is over, it’s on to signing day...

The dead period for this recruiting cycle ended at midnight last night. So now, it’s off to the races before signing day as coaches can once again visit face-to-face with recruits and their parents.

Either via telephone or written letter, Texas Tech became the first Division-I team to offer Rowdy Warner from Jones, Oklahoma. Warner is listed at 6’4” and 205 pounds, and plays primarily wide receiver and outside linebacker. Largely due to playing in a small town, he hasn’t received much interest from big schools. He certainly has the size and skills to compete at the next level, but might take some time to be polished first.

The last time Tech took a chance on a small school receiver from Oklahoma with little college interest, it worked out pretty well for the Red Raiders in the form of Wes Welker.

Check out Warner’s senior year highlights below:

Texas Tech probably has room for a few more guys in its 2017 class. Its currently light on defensive linemen, running back, and wide receiver/tight end, so hopefully the Red Raiders can fill out the class by landing a few prospects at those positions.

Below is where the class currently stands. Many are early enrollees, which decreases the likelihood of decommitments near signing day.

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

John Davis: Defensive Back, Trinity High School (Euless, TX)

Riko Jeffers: Linebacker, Sachse High School (Sachse, TX)

Dominic Panazzolo: Punter, Snow College (Ephraim, UT)

Nelson Mbanasor: Defensive End, Hendrickson High School (Pflugerville, TX)

Vaughnte Dorsey: Safety, Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C. (Perkingston, MS)

McLane Carter: Quarterback, Tyler Junior College (Tyler, TX)

Tony Jones: Linebacker, Butler County C.C. (El Dorado, KS)

Desmond Nisby: Running Back, Diablo Valley College (Pleasant Hill, CA)

Jacob Hines: Offensive Guard, Long Beach City College (Long Beach, CA)

Jaylon Lane: Cornerback, Independence Community College (Independence, KS)

Octavious Morgan: Cornerback, Butler County C.C. (El Dorado, KS)

Dakota Allen: Linebacker, East Mississippi C.C. (Scooba, MS)