"It was just the perfect fit for me," Mading said. "On and off the court. That's the best way I could describe it."
Mading took an official visit to Texas Tech over the weekend. Mading said his visit with Chris Beard and the atmosphere at their game stuck out to him.
"Just the atmosphere at the Kansas game, those are the type of crowds you want to play in front of when you're a kid so that really stood out for me," Mading said.
A three-star prospect, Mading is a 6-foot-10, versatile forward. Mading thinks he will be able to impact the Red Raiders right away.
"I feel like I could help right away by just coming in and being a basketball player, by just doing everything and anything I can to help make the team win and being aggressive from both ends of the floor," Mading said.
With this pledge, the Red Raiders now have five commitments in their 2017 recruiting class. Mading joins Jarrett Culver and Junior College standouts Josh Webster, Jordan Brangers and Hyron Edwards.