The last week of Texas Tech’s football season started with a bang as 6’4 wide receiver Loic Fouonji committed to Texas Tech. Fouonji is a West Texas native from Midland Lee High School who held offers from twelve other programs such as Texas, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, and USC. He is ranked as the no. 53 wide receiver in the nation and has accumulated 1,425 yards and 22 touchdowns for the Rebels - not to mention he’s also their place kicker and punter.
Committed ⚪ pic.twitter.com/YUszVbDyhl— Loic Fouonji (@LFouonji) November 25, 2019
When asked about his decision to stay near home, Fouonji said “I’m looking for a place where I can see myself the next four years, both on the field and off the field. Of course, I want to play for a passing team, somewhere that I can improve myself as a wide receiver and get my hands on the ball.” Not to mention he commended Matt Wells on how involved he was throughout the entire recruitment process.
His official visit to Texas Tech was on October 4 when the Red Raiders took on Oklahoma State. Whether it was the win, the crowd, the grit, or what-have-you: it gave Fouonji more reason to come on as a Red Raider than when the University of Texas hosted him in their season-opener against LSU. Coach Wells made another big stride as head coach in this commitment. Early in his tenure Wells promised that he would keep “West Texas talent in West Texas,” and Fouonji is a piece of that foundation. The commitment also garnered a lot of excitement from other top-tier commits to Texas Tech, namely one Behren Morton.
LETS GOOO! Big things coming to TTU! ⚫️ #WreckEm https://t.co/cPV0s0aHXB— Behren MorŦon (@BehrenMorton) November 25, 2019
Along other prolific commits like four-star WR Ja’Lynn Polk, Fouonji will undoubtedly become one of the top targets for this Red Raider offense because of his speed, reliable hands, and substantial height/reach. What a great way to open up Texas week!