Stockton Officially a Red Raider

Cibolo (Texas) Steele running back Justin Stockon makes his commitment official on Wednesday after sending in his letter of intent to Texas Tech...

A longtime Texas Tech commit, Cibolo (Texas) Steele running back Justin Stockton was happy to have the recruiting process over with and officially join the Red Raiders after sending in his letter of intent on Wednesday morning.

"I'm feeling good. It's a relief; it's finally like 'okay good, everything is done.' Now all I need to do is finish off my senior year strong, graduate, and then I'll be up there in Lubbock," he said.

The day was made even more special considering Stockton's father made the trip from out of state to watch his son sign.

"That was really exciting. I'm very happy that he came; he brought my little brother and my two little sisters and his wife. To have them and everybody that came out today, it was really a blessing," he said.

Though other schools had shown interest in the four-star running back, Stockton remained locked in to Texas Tech and has maintained a strong relationship with the coaching staff, even down to the last few days.

"I had been talking with Coach [Mike] Jinks before the last two day dead period, and I talked to both him and Coach [Kliff] Kingsbury today. They are excited," he said.

The athlete will waste no time in preparation for the fall and could potentially have an opportunity to see playing time as a true freshman.

"I'll be there June 1st. I have to come back to Cibolo for graduation, but then I'll be going right back," he said.

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