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2017 Texas Tech Red Raiders Recruiting & National Signing Day Class Breakdown

2017 Texas Tech Red Raiders Recruiting & National Signing Day Class Breakdown

The 2017 Texas Tech Red Raiders Recruiting Class. The basic overview of the class, the best area of strength, what you need to know if you don’t care about recruiting, the star, and the depth chart hole going into the season.

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Texas Tech Red Raiders Recruiting Class Overview

Last season, head coach Kliff Kingsbury came up with a nice class full of prospects for all spots. This time around, welcome to the defensive side. Apparently, the Red Raiders realize they need to start stopping someone, and they need to come up with better play against the Big 12’s better passing teams – hence the boatload of defensive backs coming in. The offense isn’t totally ignored – Jack Anderson is one of the nation’s top interior lineman recruits, and JUCO transfer McLane Carter will get a look-see at quarterback this offseason.

The Texas Tech Red Raiders Class Is Heavy On …

Defensive backs. Lots of defensive backs. JUCO transfers Octavious Morgan and Jaylon Lane are for right now at corner, while fellow JUCOer Vaughnte Dorsey might shine at one safety spot right out of the box. The future isn’t ignored, with John Davis, Adrian Frye and Quincy Anderson coming in for the near future.

The Star of the Texas Tech Red Raiders Class Is …

C/G Jack Anderson, 6-5, 300, Frisco, TX – He could’ve been the next great Alabama interior lineman. Pick any school you want, and he would’ve been its next great interior lineman. Instead, he’ll be manning the interior of the Red Raider offensive line very, very soon. He’s got the bulk to work at guard, but no matter where he plays, he’ll be a destroyer for the ground game. Give him a little while to figure out how to be a top-shelf pass protector, but he’ll get it.

The Texas Tech Red Raiders Biggest 2017 Depth Chart Hole Is …

Defensive back. You wonder why Kingsbury went so hard after JUCO transfers for the defensive backfield? Both starting corners are gone along with safety Keenon Ward. Jah’Shawn Johnson is a keeper at free safety, but that’s about it. The Red Raiders don’t have any depth, much less a good starting foursome to get excited about this spring.