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Football lands highest New Mexico prospect

A tall and strong defensive end is always welcomed in Lubbock

After a couple of silent days, football head coach Matt Wells gave a shot at the recruitment, landing DE Philip Blidi from Portales, New Mexico. According to the main recruiting services, he’s the no. 1 player in New Mexico and is in the top-40 nationally for his position.

He’s the first player from this state signed by Texas Tech since 2011, as RB Ronnie Daniels accepted the offer coming from the Red Raiders.

Blidi visited the school in May, and on that occasion, he met with Matt Wells. In June he had a camp with Texas Tech, and that was the moment in which he received the offer. After another visit in late July, he decided to commit. He had other offers coming from New Mexico State, New Mexico, SMU, and UTEP.

In the last two years, he recorded impressive numbers, as he had 160 tackles, including 32 TFLs, 15 sacks, and two forced fumbles.

With this latest commit, the class 2020 grows up to 15 players, six on offense, seven on defense, and two athletes.

According to 247sports, the Red Raiders rose to 44th in the national rankings (7th in Big 12), just behind Kansas State and Oklahoma State. But the coaching staff has just begun to spin its wave, so expect these numbers to get even better.