An influx of commitments over the last week has boosted the Red Raiders 2018 football recruiting class. After a dry spell, the commitment of Grapevine quarterback Alan Bowman seems to have set off a wave of enthusiasm among other Tech targets.
Bowman is the most noteworthy addition based on the position he plays. Securing a QB early could prove vital in recruiting other offensive weapons down the road. Though he doesn’t hold many other big offers now, his commitment to play for Kliff Kingsbury will surely gain the interest of schools across the country.
Bowman’s decision was followed quickly by several offensive linemen who will compete to protect him in years to come. Clayton Franks, Weston Wright, and Troy Bradshaw all committed on Sunday. All three got reps at left tackle in high school and possess frames that can hold the extra weight they’ll add once in Lubbock.
Other recent commits include defensive end John Graves, athlete Jabari James, defensive tackle Jaylon Hutchings, and defensive end John Scott. All four can only be considered projects at this point.
Bowman and Wright are the only 3-star commits in the group. The Red Raider staff is hoping that being early on these players will help them hold steady once other programs. Each commit has physical tools that can be shaped over time, and while it’s doubtful that any of these players make big impacts before the 2020 season, they all have plenty of room to grow.