National Signing Day Roundup: Part One

RaiderPower.com's Managing Editor Joshua Koch starts to recap National Signing Day. He introduces you to five new recruits.

Jacarthy Mack (LB – Lithonia, GA)

 

Mack comes to Tech from Martin Luther King High School and is listed as an outside linebacker.

Mack measures in at 6-2, 205 pounds and registered a 4.88 40-yard dash and a 32-inch vertical.

 According to ESPN.com, Mack had received offers from Kansas State, East Carolina, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisville, South Carolina and Vanderbilt.

The only official visit registered was to Kansas State, but today signed with Tech.

Mack is listed as a 3-star recruit according to ESPN.com.

 

Cody Hayes (OL – Fort Worth, TX)

 

Hayes comes to Tech from Eastern Hills high school, measures in at 6-6, 260 pounds.

The Fort Worth native is ranked as a two-star recruit.

 

Gary Moore (ATH – Clarksville, TX)

 

Gary Moore is listed as a tight end measuring in at 6-5, 215 pounds from Clarksville high school.

Moore is ranked as the 30th best wide receiver according to the 2013 Scout.com high school football rankings and is ranked as a three-star recruit.

In high school, Moore played both wide receiver and linebacker and in his senior season recorded 30 receptions for 580 yards averaging 19.33 yards per catch and 10 touchdowns.

On the defensive side Moore registered 76 tackles and 14 of those for losses. Moore registered 12 tackles in three games in 2012.

Moore received offers from Memphis, Missouri, TCU, Tulsa and Texas Tech but only took two official visits.

Those visits were to TCU on January 18 and Tech on January 25 and at the end it was Tech.

Scout.com rates Moore as a three-star recruit.

 

Justis Nelson (ATH – Mesquite, TX)

 

According to Scout.com there was only one place Justis Nelson wanted to be – Texas Tech.

Nelson comes to Red Raider nation from Mesquite, Texas and attended Dallas Christian School.

Nelson garnered offers from Air Force, Bucknell, Colgate and Harvard and committed to Texas Tech.

Scout.com had Nelson listed as a two-star recruit and is ranked as the 276th wide receiver on the 2013 Scout.com high school football rankings.

 

Josh Outlaw (OL – Lithonia, GA)

Outlaw comes to Texas Tech as the No. 27 offensive lineman on the 2013 Scout.com high school football rankings.

"Scout likes him best at guard because of his ability to pull, get out to the second level, and his frame looks to be perfect for that position," Chad Simmons wrote. "He really moves well, he has very good flexibility, and he has good arm length. He needs to add strength, especially in the upper-body, and just play more nasty."

Outlaw played at King high school in Lithonia, Georgia and was wanted by a lot off different and high profile schools.

Offers came from TCU, Arkansas, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Louisville, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Washington and Texas Tech.

Outlaw showed medium interest in 12 of the 13 schools, but high interest into TCU, but out of the 13 offered schools Outlaw took only three official visits.

Visits were taken to Utah on January 16, Texas Tech on January 18 and Oklahoma on January 25.

According to Scout.com's player evaluation, Outlaw's strengths include arm strength, feet and flexibility. Areas for improvement included intensity and power and strength.

Scout.com has Outlaw ranked as a 3-star recruit.


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