2015 Perfect Fits: Offense

Talent abounds in the 2015 class and the Texas Tech coaching staff has been hitting the recruiting trail hard. Sometimes it's better to land the prospect who fits into the scheme the best more than the overall talented player. The following is a list of five prospects I see fitting into the Red Raiders' scheme.

OL Conner Dyer (6-4, 276), Mesquite Horn
Honestly, Dyer would fit in anywhere. He has a great frame, long arms, good feet and finishes blocks. He's best in in the run game at the point of attack where he can use his strength and just lean on defenders, but he's also a very good pass blocker. Dyer, who plays left tackle at Horn, projects as a guard at the next level, but I could easily see him manning the right tackle spot at Texas Tech for 2-3 seasons. Dyer holds over 10 offers, including Big 12 teams Tech, Baylor, Oklahoma and TCU.

RB/WR Kirk Merritt (5-11, 200), Destrehan (LA)
The Red Raiders have a long history of signing running backs and utilizing them all over the field. Merritt could be the next guy. He's a very good runner and really thrives as a receiver both out of the backfield and split out wide. He recently told Scout that Tech was one of the schools showing him the most love and that they visited him twice in January and talked about how they would "use him in space." He holds over a dozen offers, including ones from in-state rivals Texas A&M and TCU.

TE Josh Moore (6-5, 250), Olathe (KS) North
Texas Tech has enjoyed some success at the tight end position despite running the Air Raid. Jace Amaro's combination of size and speed was an absolute monster matchup for opposing teams and Moore could bring a similar skill set. Besides, if for some reason he doesn't work out on offense, he's also a talented defensive end. Tech, Kansas, Missouri and TCU have all offered, but Kansas State, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State have also taken notice.


WR Ryan Newsome (5-9, 170), Aledo (TX)
Newsome would be a perfect fit at slot receiver for Texas Tech with 4.4 speed and elite vision, quickness and elusiveness. He's also one of the top punt returners in Texas high school football history as he fell just one touchdown shy of tying the national record for punt return scores in a single season with seven. Newsome holds several offers in addition to Tech including ones from Big 12 rivals Baylor, Oklahoma and TCU. He is supposed to visit for Tech's spring game on Apr. 12.

OT Toby Weathersby (6-4.5, 277), Houston Westfield (TX)
Weathersby has good feet which shows up in pass protection against some of the very good speed rushers he faces in the Houston area. It also shows up when he's hustling to the second and third levels in run blocking. He's a mauler at the point of attack, capable of creating huge running lanes for rushers, which could help resuscitate an anemic Red Raiders' rushing attack. He has long arms and a good frame. Look for him to ad 20-25 pounds at the next level and be able to retain his athleticism. Florida, Michigan State, Oklahoma Texas and A&M have all offered in addition to Tech.


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