The 2018 Texas Tech Recruiting Class. The basic overview of the class, the relative strength, what you need to know if you don’t care about recruiting, the star, and the depth chart hole going into the season.
Texas Tech Recruiting Class Overview
There isn’t a lot to get excited about right away on the boring side of the ball – LB Xavier Benson is the most dangerous prospect of the bunch, with safety size and unlimited range.
But the offense? Look out.
Kliff Kingsbury brought in a nice quarterback to throw into the equation – Ivy League-smart 6-3 gunslinger Alan Bowman – and a whole slew of dangerous receivers to throw to.
Ta’Zhawn Henry is a smallish-quick scatback out of Houston who’ll be used in a variety of ways, and the Red Raiders have a bunch of solid offensive linemen to groom for the near-future. 6-3, 350-pound Demarcus Marshall is a massive guard out of Dallas – he’ll be an anchor soon enough.
But it’s Texas Tech, so …
The Texas Tech Class Is Heavy On …
There might not be a whole lot of deep prospects coming in for the other positions, but when it comes to the receiver? Wow.
6-3, 180-pound Erik Ezukanma had several Big 12 schools after him, along with Missouri, Texas A&M and Wisconsin. He’s just a part of the overall puzzle.
From 6-5 Myller Royals from Abilene, to 6-3, Corey Fulcher out of Dallas, to the quicker, smaller targets coming on board, the passing game will continue to be amazing. Getting Gabriel Douglas late in the process – the 6-2, 195-pounder might be the best of the bunch.
The Star of the Texas Tech Class Is …
QB Alan Bowman, 6-3, 200
He’s the type of triggerman who fits the system – but he can run a little bit, too.
Wanted by Dartmouth and Columbia, the smarts aren’t an issue, and the accurate arm certainly isn’t a problem. He’s able to push the ball all over the field, and he can make things happen on the move. Deadly accurate, he’ll put up massive numbers once he logs in a little time.
The Texas Tech Biggest 2018 Depth Chart Hole Is …
And that’s why so many new targets are being brought in.
With Keke Coutee leaving early for the NFL, five of the top six receivers from last year are gone. As always, there are more live bodies ready to come in and show what they can do, but if this recruiting class can provide an instant upgrade – or at least help with the depth – everything will be fine.