Brown signed with Texas Tech after an explosive high school career in Chicago
LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech head coach Matt Wells capped his first signing class with the Red Raiders Wednesday evening as four-star athlete Alante Brown inked a National Letter of Intent with the university during a ceremony in his hometown of Chicago.
Brown, who had offers from the likes of Michigan State, Florida State, Pittsburgh, and Iowa State, becomes the seventh signee to commit to the Red Raiders on National Signing Day, completing an impressive first class under Wells and his staff.
“I’m really excited to add Alante to our Red Raider football family,” Wells said. “I have a lot of respect for Alante, his mom and his coaches for how he handled the recruiting process. He was very honest and communicative and that is what you want as a coach. He’s explosive with the ball in his hands, and we can’t wait to get him to Lubbock.”
One of the most explosive players in the country this past season, Brown threw for 41 touchdowns and rushed for 12 more en route to leading Simeon High School to the prestigious city of Chicago championship title. He earned All-State honors as an athlete and All-Area accolades as a quarterback.
Brown, a three-year starter at Simeon, was listed as a four-star prospect by 247Sports, which ranked him as the No. 4 recruit in the entire state of Illinois. He was also a three-star signee by both Rivals and ESPN.
2019 TEXAS TECH SIGNING CLASS
Name POS HT WT Hometown (Previous School)
Tony Bradford Jr. DE 6-1 245 Houston, Texas (North Shore H.S.)
Alante Brown ATH 5-10 180 Chicago, Ill. (Simeon H.S.)
Cameron Cantrell* WR 6-1 180 Whitehouse, Texas (Whitehouse H.S.)
Trey Cleveland* WR 6-4 180 Arlington, Texas (Arlington H.S.)
Jonathan Garibay PK 6-0 200 Rubidoux, Calif. (Rubidoux H.S./Riverside City College)
Simon Gonzalez*^ TE 6-4 220 Magnolia, Texas (Magnolia West H.S.)
Alex Hogan* DB 5-11 170 Houston, Texas (Lamar H.S.)
Gilbert Ibeneme* DE 6-3 255 Pearland, Texas (Pearland H.S.)
Travis Koontz* TE 6-5 260 Austintown, Ohio (Boardman H.S./Ventura C.C.)
Tyrique Matthews* LB 5-11 205 Houston, Texas (Eisenhower H.S.)
Maverick McIvor* QB 6-3 195 San Angelo, Texas (Central H.S.)
Austin McNamara P 6-4 165 Gilbert, Ariz. (Highland H.S.)
Landon Peterson* OL 6-6 265 Odessa, Texas (Permian H.S.)
Trevor Roberson*^ OL 6-11 345 Wellington, Texas (Wellington H.S.)
Bryce Robinson* LB 6-0 235 Sachse, Texas (Sachse H.S.)
Dadrion Taylor DB 5-11 170 Oklahoma City, Okla. (Carl Albert H.S.)
Cole Thomas OL 6-7 290 Seattle, Wash. (Bishop Blanchet H.S.)
Quinton Williams DE 6-5 230 Houston, Texas (Clear Lake H.S.)
* indicates December signees
^ indicates January enrollees