The 5-foot-10, 175-pound prospect racked up 919 yards on the ground with 12 touchdowns on 5.9 yards per carry last season, and the speedster also competed at the UIL state track meet in Austin on Saturday.
Denley ran on Steele's 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams. The Knights finished fifth in the 4x100 with a time of 41.07 seconds, and finished sixth in the 4x200 with a time of 1:27.48.
"We did good sir. There was a lot of competition and we were blessed just to be there," Denley said.
Denley's commitment to Texas Tech was a family decision, and he cited his relationship with Coach Mike Jinks as a large factor in his recruitment.
"I just sat down with my family and decided that Texas Tech would be the place for me. Great education, and I can have a big impact there. Me and coach Jinks have a good relationship, he's like a second father."
Denley says he is "shutting down" his recruitment and has no plans to visit other schools. He hopes to attend the Texas Tech Central Texas satellite camp next month at New Braunfels High School, and will be in Lubbock on June 5th on an unofficial visit. He may end up celebrating his birthday there as well, which is June 6th.
The all-purpose back will get opportunities at both running back and inside receiver at Tech, and has no preference where he plays.
"I can play any position on the field."
Former teammate Justin Stockton has also been in contact with the new Red Raider commit.
"I talked to Justin and he was very excited that I'll be coming to Tech. He told me if I have any questions to just call or text him."
Fellow Knight and Red Raider commit Antoine Cox-Wesley was there to support Denley at his announcement Friday morning.
"Me and Antoine have a good relationship, we're like brothers. We talk, play around, and just have fun and enjoy life."
Denley has visited Lubbock before, and had a great experience when he visited as a sophomore.
"It's a great environment, really nice people that I can communicate with and their teachers are really nice."
Denley pledged to Texas Tech over offers from Baylor, Illinois, Kansas, Oregon State, and Tulsa.