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Analyzing Tech’s 2018 recruiting class

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Now that National Signing Day is over, let’s take a look at the finished product Kingsbury put together.

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The much-awaited National Signing Day 2018 has come and gone. Here is a complete list of all the players added to Kingsbury’s roster.

1. SaRodorick Thompson, running back from Irving, TX.

He totaled over 3,000 yards during his HS career, earned District 6-4A Co-Offensive MVP - an award he won outright as a junior - and First Team Offense honors.

2. Patrick Curley, linebacker from Wagoner, OK.

He helped lead Wagoner to three state titles. He was part of the Bulldog’s record 48-game winning streak and three consecutive 4A state titles in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Curley was offered late and he took the opportunity almost as soon as he was offered.

3. John Scott III, defensive Lineman from Hitchcock, TX.

His athletic ability will be a big plus for the Red Raiders as they may try him at edge rusher as well as defensive tackle. He is a multi-sport athlete and is currently leading the Hitchcock basketball team in points.

4. Ta’Zhawn Henry, running Back from Houston, TX.

An electric player with breakaway speed and a natural fit to Kingsbury’s air raid offense. Henry was a career 3000 yard rusher at Lamar High School.

5. Xavier Benson, linebacker from Texarkana, TX.

A standout on defense for the Hawks in 2016, acquiring a first team all-district selection. He also helped lead Pleasant Grove High School to the Class 4A Division II state title to close his prep career.

6. Weston Wright, offensive Lineman from New Braunfels, TX.

Hails from Kilff Kingsbury’s alma mater. He has a huge 6-6 frame that can play tackle and guard. First-Team All-District tackle in 2016, look for Wright to possibly redshirt this year.

7. Hakeem White, offensive Lineman from Waco, TX.

He sets up well and quickly in pass protection and is very mobile.

8. Myller Royals, wide receiver from Abilene, TX.

Among the most prolific pass catchers in the state of Texas with 177 receptions for 2,980 yards and 26 touchdowns over his three-year career.

9. Demarcus Marshall, offensive lineman from Grand Prairie, TX.

He’s been a starter all four varsity seasons and has been named a first-team, all-district selection each year. He played for coach Gary Bartel who was a defensive back at Tech from 1971-1974.

10. Jaylon Hutchings, defensive Lineman from Forney, TX.

He totaled 47 tackles and four sacks AND he rushed for 719 yards and six scores his junior year. Unfortunately, Hutchings missed his senior year due to injury.

11. Sterling Galban, wide receiver from Burnet, TX.

He’s fast. Runs a 4.3-second 40-yard dash and has an excellent playmaking ability.

12. Corey Fulcher, wide receiver from Dallas, TX.

In his highlight video, most receptions come on swing passes purposefully designed to get the ball in his hands showing just how much his team trusts him to complete the play.

13. Clayton Franks, offensive lineman from Mansfield, TX.

Quick off the ball and quick to drag defenders down primarily thanks to his long arms.

14. Erik Ezukanma, wide receiver from Fort Worth, TX.

Broke the single-game school record with 12 catches and 259 yards and then broke that record three weeks later with 14 catches and 272 yards.

15. Kesean Carter, wide receiver from The Woodlands, TX.

He won the 6A 100m dash in 10.32 seconds and is among one of the most dynamic receivers in Texas.

16. Troy Bradshaw, offensive lineman from Mineral Wells, TX.

He possesses solid footwork and keeps a wide base in pass protection. He is also quick to move exactly to where he needs to be.

17. Alan Bowman, quarterback from Grapevine, TX.

Pro-style passer with a body build similar to former QB Taylor Potts and a quick release like Patrick Mahomes II