Alante Brown Caps Texas Tech’s 2019 Signing Class

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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.


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


Matt Dowdy



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