With the rumors swirling that Kirby Hocutt will soon hire Utah State Head Coach Matt Wells as the new leader of our program here in Lubbock, we begin to wonder the changes that the team and program will undergo throughout the next few months. This begins with the recruiting class of 2019, a class that will begin the new era of Texas Tech football. Here are the top 5 recruits that Texas Tech must hang on to in order to help Matt Wells have early success in Lubbock.
Steven Parker - 4-Star Defensive End, South Oak Cliff (Dallas, Texas)
Parker was the first commit of the Class of 2019 and for good reason. He is uber-athletic and it’ll show as early as this season as he’ll play rush end/ outside linebacker for the Red Raiders. In his 2017 junior year, Parker had 86 tackles and 13 sacks. He has a really high motor and will be able to make an impact almost immediately for Matt Wells’ defense. In addition to being the highest rated recruit so far in this season’s recruiting class, at 6-4, he has the size and speed to be the anchor of this defensive line for the next few years.
Defensive Player of the Year watch: South Oak Cliff DE Steven Parker (@stevenparker214)— SportsDayHS (@SportsDayHS) November 28, 2018
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Trevor Roberson - 3 Star Offensive Lineman, Wellington, Texas
Besides being 6-11, Roberson brings a bit of athleticism to the position, something that the team will be looking forward to using soon. Most of the offensive line will be returning in 2019, but with Terrence Steele being a senior next season, the team will be looking for a new right tackle soon. Roberson could easily step in to that position with his huge frame. No doubt that Roberson is one to keep around.
2019 TUESDAYS: #1 2019 806 DI PROSPECT:— #806VSEVERYBODY (@806hssc) May 2, 2017
TREVOR ROBERSON/ WELLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
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Brandon Joseph - 3 Star Safety, College Station, Texas
This guy had over 100 tackles and 7 interceptions in his junior year in 2017. He was named all-state as a junior. He will be crucial in Tech’s future as the safety position as Ja’Shawn Johnson, John Bonney, and Vaughnte Dorsey all graduated this year. Not only will Joseph have a chance to play early, he will have a chance to be one of the first leaders in this Matt Wells’ defense.
Last Ride https://t.co/uN2EX8kCnZ pic.twitter.com/DBJ85q6Gku— Brandon Joseph (@BrandonJoseph_1) November 29, 2018