We all know how important wide receivers are, and have always been, in Texas Tech history. Consequently, when the Red Raiders obtain a commitment from one of them, the news is always juicy. If the player is a 4-star recruit with high credentials, the hype is even bigger.
Head coach Matt Wells had his first receiver of the 2020 class on Saturday, as he obtained the commitment of Ja’Lynn Polk, a 6-2, 185 pounds athlete from Lufkin, Texas.
I’m 1000% committed. Thank God. Thank you Momma. #GunsUp⚫️ pic.twitter.com/ST3oMyNPRb— MONSTERP (@jpolk_22) June 23, 2019
Polk is ranked as the 76th wide receiver of the nation and 62nd player in Texas by 247sports.com, If we sum his 2017 and 2018 stats, he collected something like 77 receptions, for 1,362 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Obviously, he received offers from many important schools like Houston, Illinois, Kansas State, Memphis and Minnesota. In May, he dropped all these schools and cut his list to four universities: Tech, Arizona, Arkansas, and Baylor.
He came to Lubbock for his official visit on June 21st, and the day after he offered his commitment.
In this tape we can see a very athletic receiver, who can run his routes with quick changes of direction and the height and will to catch also contested balls.