One brand-new commit today in a position of need for the Red Raiders. 6'8'' 275 pound tackle Justin Murphy. The towering tackle hails from Belton and also held offers from Houston, SMU, Rice and New Mexico.
Expect a few more offers and commits over the next 10-12 days as Texas Tech football takes its show on the road with a host of satellite camps at high schools across the state. June 10, camp is at Rockwall Heath High School, they move to Lancaster on June 11. Texas Tech signed Ladarius Newbold from Lancaster in 2011, and helped with a tornado relief effort out there in 2012.
June 12, the camp is at Longview High School, which should draw student athletes from all over East Texas including Tyler and Whitehouse, which is currently one of the Texas Tech pipelines.
June 13-14, the coaches take the show to Houston for camps at Cypress Ridge (13th) and Manvel (14th). Manvel has produced a lot of talent the last several years on both sides of the ball and had three starting receivers sign Division 1 offers, Carlos Thompson with the Red Raiders.
Coach Kingsbury returns to his hometown of New Braunfels June 15, for a camp at New Braunfels High. Look for a strong show there with San Antonio recruits due to Kingsbury and RB coach Mike Jinks.
The Lubbock camps are June 17-19 and will feature players from across the state. It's a really good opportunity for players to see and interact with coaches in their own backyards and get a look at the campus as well.
As for the news on the signees and possible transfers, it appears that all signees with the exception of two have arrived on campus. Devin Lauderdale of Houston Bellaire is awaiting clearance on a final test score. Aaron Bennett, who signed with Texas Tech out of Riverside College in California has been released after an academic issue did not allow him to enroll on time. Bennett is now expected to sign with Kansas St.
As for Charles Sims, news broke across the state last week that Houston is blocking the transfer of Sims, who has earned his degree from Houston, but not allowed to transfer to a school in state. This has Sims last reported at looking into transferring to Cal or West Virginia. Should Sims choose West Virginia, that would give the Mountaineers a transfer starting QB (Clint Trickett from Florida St) and an NFL callibur RB for Dana Holgerson to ease his transition away from Geno Smith, Tavon Austin and Steadman Bailey.