National signing day is here! The past two years have featured less eventful signing days due to the early signing period implemented in 2017, however this year’s signing day still has a lot of intrigue given how coach Matt Wells’ first class has been put together As of now there are 12 players signed with the Red Raiders, and four additional players are committed. Here’s the list of those that have signed with the team already:
OT Trevor Roberson: Wellington, Texas
TE Simon Gonzales: Magnolia, Texas
SDE Gilbert Ibeneme: Pearland, Texas
OT Landon Peterson: Odessa, Texas
TE Travis Koontz: Ventura, California (JC)
DB Alex Hogan: Houston, Texas
WR Trey Cleveland: Arlington, Texas
WR Cameron Cantrell: Whitehouse, Texas
LB Tyrique Matthews: Houston, Texas
LB Bryce Robinson: Sachse, Texas
QB Maverick McIvor: San Angelo, Texas
DE Tony Bradford Jr.: Houston, Texas
All the Glory goes to God! I’m officially a student athlete for Texas Tech University. Time to work‼️ #WreckEm pic.twitter.com/4NcovUN2MR— Tony Bradford Jr. (@Tbradford97) February 6, 2019
The three-star defensive end from Houston will hope to bring the same winning attitude that he brought to the national champion North Shore Mustangs.
DE Quinton Williams: Houston, Texas
Officially committed #gunsup #wreckem #lilQ #TTU pic.twitter.com/SCxR4TheXI— Quinton Williams (@Quinton2384) February 6, 2019
6️⃣-5️⃣ on the D-Line.— Texas Tech Football (@TexasTechFB) February 6, 2019
Welcome home, Quinton Willams!
#WreckEm | #19Guns⚫️ pic.twitter.com/zwT1bzizNo
We have a bit of a surprise as three-star defensive end Quinton Williams has committed and signed with the program this morning.
P Austin McNamara: Gilbert, Arizona
Bringing the top boot in the country to the 8️⃣0️⃣6️⃣.— Texas Tech Football (@TexasTechFB) February 6, 2019
Welcome home, Austin McNamara!
#WreckEm | #19Guns⚫️ pic.twitter.com/Tsu9FbofvH
One of the top punters in the country has officially signed with Texas Tech. Austin McNamara is a big addition to the special teams unit.
RB Dadrion Taylor: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
From the 4️⃣0️⃣5️⃣ to the 8️⃣0️⃣6️⃣.— Texas Tech Football (@TexasTechFB) February 6, 2019
Welcome home, Dadrion Taylor!
#WreckEm | #19Guns⚫️ pic.twitter.com/UQhiT3cguF
Three-star running back Dadrion Taylor might have been the most underrated player in this Tech recruiting class. The Oklahoma native has now officially signed on as the fourth scholarship running back on the roster.
K Jonathan Garibay: Riverside, CA
Bringing some Cali swag to the 8️⃣0️⃣6️⃣.— Texas Tech Football (@TexasTechFB) February 6, 2019
He can kick it, too
Welcome home, Jonathan Garibay!
#WreckEm | #19Guns⚫️ pic.twitter.com/6EbPn8C0kg
Kicker Jonathan Garibay has now committed to the #19Guns squad. He’ll compete with Trey Wolff to start as the placekicker.
Three-star athlete Velton Gardner has decommitted from Texas Tech and will instead be signing with Kansas today. This has been expected by many of us as Gardner never really saw eye to eye with the new coaching staff.
. @_V1oading going to @KU_Football #RockChalk pic.twitter.com/VDeDggmQHK— Skyline Football (@SKYLINEfb) February 6, 2019
OT Cole Thomas: Seattle, Washington
Committed— Cole Thomas (@_colethomas) February 6, 2019
Proverbs 16:9 #GunsUp⚫️ #ForRLT pic.twitter.com/7EUt3wJIgk
Head coach Matt Wells was able to convince Seattle tackle Cole Thomas to follow him to Texas Tech. Thomas looked to initially be headed to Utah State on scholarship, but has decided to take a preferred walk-on position with the Red Raider instead.
ATH Alante Brown: Chicago, Illinois
Chicago ✈️ Lubbock Tx ✅ pic.twitter.com/S47Xbo7CXU— Alante Brown ⚡️ (@alantebrown3) February 7, 2019
Brown is arguably the big commitment surprise of the day. The three-star wide receiver was highly sought after by Florida State, however Tech OC David Yost was able to reel him in.
Watch out for more in depth coverage of these new additions.