It has been more 300 days since the Red Raiders secured a commitment for the 2019 class. Cameron Cantrell, the brother of former Tech receiver Dylan Cantrell, is still the most recent recruit to commit to Tech and he gave his verbal in August of 2017.
While it is still early in the 2019 cycle, this is a little troubling. Tech already finished with the worst recruiting class in the Big 12 last year, (yes, even worse than Kansas) and back-to-back classes like this could really hurt a team that is starting to show some promise.
Although the commitments have not been coming in like everyone would hope, many players have been coming to Lubbock to take their official visits recently. Five defensive backs including Isaiah Essissima, Brandon Joseph, Jonathan McGill, Dreshun Miller, and Markel Reed were all on campus this past weekend.
It’s clear David Gibbs and the rest of the staff want to continue to build this defense up to match the offensive production Tech has been known for. A commitment from any one of these players would contribute to that goal and add to an already deep secondary.
Hopefully, once the season starts and recruits get to experience what a Saturday in the Jones is like, the commitments will start rolling in. However, as of right now the 2019 class seems to be at a standstill.