Texas Tech Lands Dallas Skyline Standout RB

Dallas Skyline running back Da'Leon Ward committed to Texas Tech on Tuesday.

Dallas Skyline running back Da'Leon Ward confirmed with RaiderPower.com he committed to Texas Tech on Tuesday morning.

His reason for picking the Red Raiders?

"The school, the great coaches and wanting to be a Red Raider again," Ward said.

The 5-10, 180-pound back is rated as a three-star prospect by Scout. Ward is coming off a season which saw him produce 1,779 yards, 20 touchdowns on the ground and another 16 catches for 139 yards and two scores through the air.

"Ward is a very exciting back who has great top end speed and can get to that speed in a hurry as he shifts from low gear to high it seems in about two steps," said Scout Midlands Region recruiting boss Greg Powers. "Dallas Skyline featured many exciting players in its 2014 offense, but Ward may have been the most entertaining of them all. A threat to score on every touch."

Ward chose Tech over offers from Louisville, TCU and UNLV. He is the third Red Raider commit of the 2016 recruiting cycle, joining four-star quarterback Tristen Wallace from DeSoto and three-star safety Collin Wilder from Katy.

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