6-foot-4, 305-pound Harrison Central (MS) defensive tackle LaDarrius Kidd
He is Texas Tech's fifth defensive lineman commit, but is the only high school pledge up front.
"I bonded real well with the coaches on the visit and don't want to pass up an opportunity to play at a BCS school," Kidd said Thursday night. "Mostly it was the coaches and Lubbock felt like home to me. That's what I wanted mostly, a place that felt like home."
Kidd said Tech plans to play him at noseguard and that's where he's comfortable, but he also said he was told he'll be moved around the defensive front.
Kidd has seen his recruitment pick up recently as Oklahoma offered him just this week and Oregon expressed interest.
"I kind of already knew what I wanted to do. I mean I like both of those schools, But I just feel like Texas Tech is the better place for me," Kidd said.
Kidd also admitted that last weekend was his first trip ever to the state of Texas, "That was my first time ever and I fell in love with it. Just the people, the fan base and stuff. Everybody, the fans, the students, the coaches were just really nice."
Kidd said he will still visit Lousiana-Lafayette this weekend if they will have him.
"I told them I'd come before I committed, so I just want to keep my word to them, you know?"
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