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Congratulations to all the new 2017 Texas Tech signees: (Click on the photo to find out more about them from our friends at Raiderpower.com)
Signed National Letter of Intent … three-star prospect according to Rivals, Scout, ESPN and 247Sports … listed as the No. 44 cornerback in the country and the No. 73 player in the state of Texas by Rivals … ranked at No. 118 among cornerbacks according to ESPN … one of ESPN’s top 200 players in the state of Texas … CHOSE TEXAS TECH OVER: Colgate, Louisiana-Monroe, McNeese State and Texas Southern with interest from several other power-five programs.
EISENHOWER HIGH SCHOOL
Helped lead Eisenhower High School to an 8-4 campaign and second round appearance in the Class 6A playoffs as a junior … competed against several of the top wide receivers in the state each week at Eisenhower … member of the school’s track and field program as well, advancing to the regional round a year ago in the 300-meter hurdles and 4×400 meter relay … committed to Texas Tech soon after receiving a scholarship offer.
Signed National Letter of Intent … three-star prospect according to Rivals, Scout, ESPN and 247Sports … ranked as the 11th-best offensive tackle in the state of Texas by Scout … ranked No. 117 on ESPN’s list of offensive tackles in the 2017 class … member of the Dallas Morning News’ top-100 recruits for the North Texas area … CHOSE TEXAS TECH OVER: Colorado, Colorado State, Houston, Kansas State, Nevada, New Mexico, North Texas, Purdue, Rice, San Diego State, Southern Miss and Utah State among others.
PLANO EAST HIGH SCHOOL
Helped lead Plano East High School to a 6-5 season as a senior and an appearance in the Class 6A Division I playoffs … played left tackle for a Panthers offense that recorded 4,800 yards of total offense … earned All-District 6-6A honors as a junior … helped lead Plano East to the playoffs during junior season as well … Panthers ended that season with a 7-4 record … part of a Panthers offense that totaled over 4,100 yards of total offense in 2015.
Signed National Letter of Intent … three-star prospect according to Rivals, Scout and 247Sports … listed as the No. 33 junior college recruit in the country according to Scout … ranked 45th by 247Sports and 50th by Rivals on each of their respective listings of the top 100 junior college prospects … returns to Texas Tech where he played he played as a freshman in 2015 … ended the 2015 campaign as Texas Tech’s second-leading tackler as he had 87 on the year (45 solo) … CHOSE TEXAS TECH OVER: Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Marshall, Bowling Green and Troy.
EAST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE
spent his 2016 sophomore season as a standout linebacker for East Mississippi Community College … helped lead the Lions to an 11-1 record, including a perfect 6-0 mark in MACJC play … Lions ended the season ranked second in the NJCAA after winning the MACJC title … East Mississippi C.C. is the feature school on the Netflix documentary series “Last Chance U” … earned All-Region 23 and MACJC All-State/North first team honors … ranked eighth in the NJCAA with a team-leading 117 tackles on the season (64 solo) … ended the year tied for 21st nationally with 9.8 tackles per game … registered two sacks and three tackles for a loss on the year … also recorded an interception, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and five pass breakups … was a two-time MACJC Defensive Player of the Week honoree.
Signed Athletic Scholarship Agreement … named a three-star prospect by Rivals, Scout, 247Sports and ESPN … ranked as the seventh-best center in the 2017 class by ESPN … picked as the No. 8 and No. 9 center by Scout and Rivals, respectively … was the third-best center in the state of Texas according to Scout.
Part of an offensive line with fellow mid-year signee Jack Anderson at Frisco High School … helped power an offense that averaged an impressive 333 yards per game on the ground as a senior in 2016 … helped lead Frisco to an 8-3 record as a senior and a playoff appearance … was a first-team All-District 13-5A honoree as a senior … collected second team All-District 9-5A honors as a junior … received scholarship offers from nearly 20 schools across the country … CHOSE TEXAS TECH OVER: Boise State, California, Colorado, Colorado State, Duke, Houston, Iowa State, Mississippi State, Utah and Virginia.
Signed National Letter of Intent … three-star prospect according to Scout and 247Sports … the No. 5 JUCO running back prospect in the nation according to 24/7 Sports … CHOSE TEXAS TECH OVER: BYU, Iowa State, Kansas, UAB.
PRIOR TO TEXAS TECH
Rushed for 1,250 yards and 12 touchdowns on 285 carries between his freshman season at Santa Rosa Junior College and his sophomore year at Diablo Valley Community College … was also a threat out of the backfield those two seasons, hauling in 19 receptions for 208 yards and two scores … averaged four yards a carry his sophomore year at Diablo Valley … ended the year with 642 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground … redshirted the 2015 season after transferring to Diablo Valley … led Santa Rosa with 608 rushing yards as a freshman, averaging 4.9 yards per carry … found the endzone five times on the ground on his 123 carries.
Signed National Letter of Intent … two star recruit by both Rivals and 247Sports … ranked as the No. 2 junior college prospect in the country by 247Sports … CHOSE TEXAS TECH OVER: Louisiana Tech.
Part of a Snow College program that finished 8-2 in 2016 and then 10-1 in 2015 … ranked third in the NJCAA as a sophomore with a 41.7 yards per punt average … downed 13 of his 41 punts on the season inside the 20 … had three others fair caught … longest punt came at 63 yards … boomed three punts over 50 yards on the year … earned All-WSFL second team honors as a punter … recorded a 34.9 yards per punt average as a freshman in 2015 … ranked 24th in the NJCAA that season in yards per punt … boomed a 72-yard attempt during the season that ranked as the third-longest in the country.
Signed Athletic Scholarship Agreement … one of the most highly-rated recruits to ever sign with Texas Tech … consensus four-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports … ranked 42nd nationally on the ESPN 300 list … listed as the No. 3 offensive guard in the nation by ESPN as well as the eighth-best prospect in the state of Texas … named the top offensive guard in state of Texas by ESPN … ranked as the top center in the state of Texas by Scout and the No. 42 overall prospect nationally … named the No. 4 recruit for the North Texas area by the Dallas Morning News.
Helped lead Frisco High School to an 8-3 record and playoff appearance as a senior … teammates with fellow mid-year signee Dawson Deaton … helped Frisco rush for an impressive 333 yards per game as a senior in 2016 … first team All-District selection following junior and senior seasons … garnered first team All-Area honors in 2016 by the Dallas Morning News … named a second team High School All-American by MaxPreps … participated in the Under Armour All-America Game in Orlando, Florida following his senior season … was nominated for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl as well … had scholarship offers from over 30 schools … CHOSE TEXAS TECH OVER: Arkansas, Florida State, Georgia, Kansas State, LSU, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Stanford, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA and USC.
Signed Athletic Scholarship Agreement … two-star prospect according to Scout … will have three years to play two seasons at Texas Tech … CHOSE TEXAS TECH OVER: Northern Colorado, New Mexico and Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
LONG BEACH COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Spent two seasons as starting left tackle for Long Beach Community College, one of the top junior college programs in state of California … helped lead Long Beach to a 9-2 campaign in 2016 and victory in the Western State Bowl … Long Beach finished 10-2 overall in 2015 after falling in the SoCal Regional Championship game … earned second team All-Central League honors following both seasons … cornerstone of an offensive line that was among the top units in state of California.
Three-year letterwinner at Cabrillo High School … one of the first players out of Cabrillo to not only play collegiate football at the junior college level but now as a Division-I student-athlete.
Signed Athletic Scholarship Agreement … three-star prospect by both 247Sports and Scout … ranked No. 51 among junior-college prospects nationally by Scout and seventh among cornerbacks … four-star prospect coming out of high school by most recruiting services … will have two years of eligibility remaining … CHOSE TEXAS TECH OVER: Oregon State, Louisiana Tech, New Mexico and UCLA.
INDEPENDENCE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Played two seasons at Independence Community College … recorded 43 tackles and picked off five passes as a sophomore … his five interceptions ranked 11th nationally in the NJCAA … also recovered three fumbles with ranked 14th nationally and broke up six passes … helped lead Independence to a 5-4 overall record … played his freshman season at Jones County Junior College (Ellisville, Miss.) … totaled 42 tackles as a freshman (35 solo) … added an interception and forced fumble as well … ranked fifth on the team in tackles.
Played at Nacogdoches High School under head coach Bobby Reyes … four-star prospect coming out of high school … received over 30 scholarship offers … selected to participate in the 2014 nationally-televised Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl … named an All-District 16-5A first team selection as a senior in 2014 … played his sophomore and junior seasons at San Angelo Central High School … recorded five interceptions in those two years, including two pick-sixes, while also recording a 48.0 kickoff return average as a junior.
Signed National Letter of Intent … three-star prospect according to Rivals, Scout, ESPN and 247Sports … listed as the No. 67 cornerback nationally by ESPN … ranked as the No. 88 cornerback in 2017 class by Scout … was the 11th-best corner in the state of Texas according to Scout … CHOSE TEXAS TECH OVER: Colorado State, Houston, Kansas State, Minnesota, Nevada, Tulane, Utah, Utah State.
TRINITY HIGH SCHOOL
Earned first team All-District 5-6A honors as a senior after helping lead Euless Trinity High School to a 7-4 record … successful season led to an appearance in the Class 6A Division I playoffs … part of a Trinity team that finished 10-1 overall in 2015 and once again qualified for the Class 6A Division I playoffs … earned second team All-District 7-6A honors as a junior … registered 35 tackles as a junior while also breaking up 10 passes and picking off another.
Signed Athletic Scholarship Agreement … consensus three-star prospect via Rivals, 247 Sports, Scout and ESPN … tabbed as the No. 6 JUCO pro-style quarterback in the nation, according to 247 Sports … will enroll as a sophomore at Texas Tech with three seasons to play … CHOSE TEXAS TECH OVER: Southern Mississippi, Baylor, Old Dominion and Massachusetts.
TYLER JUNIOR COLLEGE
Threw for 3,226 yards and 30 touchdowns in just nine games, including throwing for at least 300 yards in seven-straight games at one point in the season … Carter’s breakout game came against Navarro, where he threw for 578 yards on 39 completions, and tossed six touchdowns … earned Conference MVP and Offensive MVP honors in his only season.
As a senior at Gilmer High School, McLane completed 220 of 297 attempts (74 percent) for 3,969 yards with 47 touchdowns and only two interceptions, despite sitting sizable portions of the second half in blowouts … Gilmer led the Buckeyes to a 16-0 record in 2014, culminating in the Class 4A Division II State Championship.
Signed Athletic Scholarship Agreement … named a three-star prospect by Rivals, Scout, 247Sports and ESPN … ranked as the No. 7 defensive end in Texas by Scout … ranked as the 23rd strong side defensive end in the country by Rivals …
Named to the first team All-District 13-6A following both his junior and senior seasons at Hendrickson High School … recognized on the All-Central Texas second team by the Austin American-Statesman following his senior campaign … recorded 46 tackles and eight sacks as a junior in 2015 … had long list of over 20 scholarship offers before committing to Texas Tech … older brother, P.J. Mbanasor, is currently a defensive back at Oklahoma … CHOSE TEXAS TECH OVER: Arkansas, Baylor, Colorado, Houston, Kansas, Oklahoma State, Purdue, SMU.
Signed Athletic Scholarship Agreement … a four-star cornerback according to ESPN & Scout recruiting services … the No. 16 prospect on ESPN’s JC 50 … the No. 4 JUCO corner in the nation according to ESPN … CHOSE TEXAS TECH OVER: Arizona State, Arkansas, Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas State, Louisville, Memphis and West Virginia, among others.
BUTLER COMMUNITY COLLEGE
As a sophomore, Morgan recorded 42 tackles, one tackle for loss, a blocked kick, eight pass breakups and three interceptions as the Grizzlies went 7-5 … during his freshman campaign, Morgan found the endzone twice, once on an interception return, and the other on a fumble return … as a freshman he recorded 56 tackles, three pass breakups, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and six interceptions, including 160 interception return yards … the Grizzlies went 9-2 in 2015, including a 6-1 mark in conference play … earned first team All-KJCCC honors at cornerback.
Played at Greenwood High School under coach Gene Cathcart … the Eagles advanced to the South Carolina 4A state championship game in Morgan’s freshman, sophomore and junior seasons … as a junior, Morgan ran in the game-winning touchdown in overtime to give the Eagles a 31-24 OT win in the state title game against Rock Hill Northwestern, who was quarterbacked by Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph … following his senior season, Morgan was selected to the North Carolina-South Carolina Shrine Bowl.
Signed National Letter of Intent … three-star prospect according to Rivals, ESPN and 247Sports … ranked as the No. 58 safety nationally by Rivals … listed as the No. 63 safety in the country by ESPN … ranked as the No. 15 safety in the state of Texas by Scout … CHOSE TEXAS TECH OVER: Fresno State, Louisiana-Lafayette and Texas State and interest from Baylor, Houston, Louisiana Tech, Nebraska, SMU, TCU and Texas A&M.
ANGLETON HIGH SCHOOL
Helped lead Angleton to a 9-3 season as a senior and an appearance in the Class 5A Division II playoffs … was a first team All-District 27-5A selection as a senior … member of the All-District 24-5A first team his junior season … Angleton was 8-6 overall in 2015 after advancing to the Class 5A Division II state quarterfinals … squad ended its season on a one-point loss to Ridge Point … among the first recruits in the 2017 class to commit to the Red Raiders.
Signed National Letter of Intent … three-star prospects according to Rivals, Scout, ESPN and 247Sports … ranked as the 67th best player in the state of Texas by Rivals … ranked No. 24 on the Rivals listing of top inside linebackers in the country … listed as the No. 3 inside linebacker in Texas by both Rivals and Scout … was Scout’s No. 26 inside linebacker in the country … CHOSE TEXAS TECH OVER: Boise State, Colorado, Colorado State, Houston, Indiana, Kansas, Kansas State, Louisiana-Lafayette, New Mexico, North Texas, Oklahoma State, SMU, Washington State.
SACHSE HIGH SCHOOL
Unanimous selection as the District 10-6A Defensive Player of the Year as a senior at Sachse High School … was a unanimous first team All-District honoree at linebacker as well … ended senior campaign with an impressive 141 tackles, including 20 for a loss as well as five sacks … also forced one fumble, recovered another and registered 14 quarterback hurries … totaled six pass breakups in coverage for a Sachse team that finished 11-1 overall and won the District 10-6A title … Sachse eventually advanced to second round of the Class 6A Division I playoffs … was a second team All-District 11-6A selection as a junior … held offers from over 15 schools across the country.
Signed Athletic Scholarship Agreement … rated a three-star prospect by Scout and 247 Sports … ranked the No. 3 JUCO linebacker prospect in the country by 247 Sports … ranked No. 32 junior college prospect by Scout and eighth-best linebacker … will have three years to play two seasons as a Red Raider … earned second team All-KJCCC honors at linebacker … CHOSE TEXAS TECH OVER: Baylor, Louisville, Charlotte, Memphis, New Mexico and UAB.
BUTLER COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Reached double-digit tackles in six of his 11 games during the 2016 campaign … amassed 101 tackles and 18.5 tackles for loss while collecting 5.5 sacks and forcing four fumbles … also recovered two fumbles, registered a safety and broke up a pass.
Signed Athletic Scholarship Agreement … rated as a three-star prospect by Scout and 247 Sports … Ranked as the No. 8 JUCO safety in the country and No. 106 JUCO player overall by 247 Sports … CHOSE TEXAS TECH OVER: Arizona State, Arkansas State, East Carolina, Middle Tennessee State, Southern Mississippi and Troy.
MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE
As a sophomore at MGCCU, Dorsey registered 44 tackles a sack and an interception on his way to being named to the MACJC All-South Division First Team … had nine or more tackles from his defensive back position three times, including a career-high 14 tackles in a win at Southwest Mississippi Community College
As a senior at Cleveland High School under coach Kelly Causey, threw for 825 yards, 12 TDs and 0 INT, ran for 1,038 yards and 15 TDs, and had 71 tackles, 24 assists, three tackles for loss, one QB hurry, two interceptions, 1 pass defended, 3 fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles … was named Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A Athlete of the Year by the Mississippi Association of Coaches … was also named to the Class 4A All-State First Team … played in the Bernard Blackwell All-Star Game … for his career, threw for 1,920 yards and 26 TDs, ran for 2,655 yards and 34 TD, and had 207 tackles, 72 assists, four TFL, 11 INT, 14 PD, four FR, two FF, one FG block and one punt block in 53 games.
Signed Athletic Scholarship Agreement … consensus three-star prospect … a consensus top-40 offensive lineman prospect nationally and a consensus top-100 prospect in the state of Texas overall.
Part of one of the top offenses in the state his senior season at Fort Bend Travis High School … blocked for an offense that accumulated more than 5,000 yards of total offense—more than 3,700 through the air and more than 1,400 on the ground … helped push Fort Bend Travis to a 7-4 record and an appearance in the 6A Division-1 state playoffs … the Tigers had the No. 20 passing offense in 6A Division-1 in 2016 … participated in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl following his senior campaign … CHOSE TEXAS TECH OVER: Texas, USC, LSU, Washington, West Virginia, Miami (FL), Michigan State, Colorado, Oklahoma State, Louisville, Cal, Mississippi State, Arizona State and Missouri, among others.
Signed Athletic Scholarship Agreement … becomes latest product of Steele High School to join Red Raider football program under Coach Kingsbury … joins the likes of Justin Stockton, Antoine Wesley and Terence Steele to arrive at Texas Tech from Steele … three-star prospect by Rivals, Scout and ESPN … named a four-star recruit by 247Sports … rated among the best quarterbacks in the state of Texas by all four publications.
Three-year letterwinner at Steele High School … helped lead Cibolo to a 14-2 record and an appearance in the Texas Class 6A Division II title game as a senior … ended the year with 2,248 passing yards and 22 touchdowns while rushing for 739 yards and 10 touchdowns … threw for 2,110 yards and 21 touchdowns with just three interceptions as a junior … added 698 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground, averaging more than seven yards per carry … registered 373 yards of total offense and six touchdowns playing multiple positions as a sophomore … CHOSE TEXAS TECH OVER: offers from Colorado State, New Mexico and Tulane as well as interest from Oregon and Texas.