Stockton Only Has Eyes For Tech

Cibolo-Steele running back Justin Stockton predicts how Texas Tech will do on the road against West Virginia and Oklahoma. The three-star prospect, who is averaging over 12 yards per carry and a touchdown every five rushes this season, will visit Lubbock in November to see the Red Raiders play in person.

2014 Texas Tech running back commit Justin Stockton is about as solid with his verbal pledge as it gets. He is not even visiting any other schools despite being rated as the fifth best running back in Texas and 32nd in the nation in his class.

The Cibolo-Steele running back has rushed for 898 yards and 16 touchdowns with gaudy averages of 12.14 yards per carry and 149.7 yards a game. Stockton also averages a touchdown every five carries.

Last week Stockton gained 65 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns on just six carries in Steele's 49-20 rout of Corpus Christi King.

"It's a blessing to have the teammates that we have here and the coaching staff," Stockton said. "We lost earlier this year, but we needed it to see what we needed to work on."

His top performance so far this season came against perennial power Austin Westlake on Sept. 20 when he rushed for 284 yards and four touchdowns on just 16 carries.

"The Westlake game he did a couple things I've never seen. There was one play where we didn't block anybody and he went 70 and it was all him," Steele coach Scott Lehnhoff said. "He's so fast and he's a lot stronger then anyone gives him credit for. He's improved on his vision, he's anticipating things more then ever has and we could see that in the spring he was playing at a whole another level. He's playing like that now."

Stockton planned on visiting the Red Raiders last week against Iowa State but had to reschedule due to the 11 a.m. kickoff. But he watched the game and loved how Sadale Foster, Kenny Williams and Deandre Washington combined for 251 rushing yards.

"That was good. That was goo to see the running backs getting yards, too," Stockton said. "As a running back you want to see, OK are they feeding the backs, are they balancing the passing and the running. All three [running backs] gained over 80 yards so that was good."

Stockton says he'll be in town for the Oklahoma State game on Nov. 2 and he thinks the Red Raiders will still be undefeated.

"They're doing outstanding this year. Undefeated and going out there and dominating the other teams," Stockton said. "I say they are running the Big 12 and I can't wait for them to play OU. I know they're going to beat West Virginia."

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