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BREAKING: Class of 2018 RB Ta’Zhawn Henry commits to Texas Tech University

Henry is a 3-Star Running Back from Lamar High School.

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The highly anticipated day has arrived for running back Ta’Zhawn Henry and his family. Just minutes ago, Henry committed to Texas Tech University via his Instagram account. Henry originally committed to TCU, but backed out a couple of months ago.

Henry picked Texas Tech over Oregon State, Nebraska, Baylor and K-State. This commitment helps this year’s recruiting class tremendously as - since the decommitment of Devin Brumfield - the Red Raiders have gotten two solid running back commitments including Henry.

Henry had a superb career at Lamar High School as he had 3400 yards rushing and 4400 all-purpose yards. He also had 15 games over 100 yards rushing and 48 total touchdowns over a three-year varsity career.

Henry will have an opportunity to make an impact and become the starter on this football team as soon as his second season. With running backs Tre King, Desmond Nisby, and Demarcus Felton all graduating after next season, this opens the door for either Henry or other commit Sarodorick Thompson to take the reins at the running back position in 2019.

The combination of Henry and Thompson can be a dynamic duo for the Red Raiders for years to come as they complement each other. Henry is a smaller, faster back at 5’8 and 175 pounds. Thompson, also a 3000 yard running back at Ranchview High School in Carrollton, Texas, is more of a power back with 6-1 and 195 pounds.

Of course, time will tell if either of these recruits will become the dynamic players that we hope they can become. Both of these players are big additions to a running back room that after next season will have no returning rushers from this last season. Kliff Kingsbury has made another stride toward future success with the commitment of Ta’Zhawn Henry.

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