Texas Tech Lands Coveted Power Forward

RaiderPower.com caught up with Sound Doctrine Christian (GA) power forward Shawntrez Davis, who signed with Texas Tech on Wednesday.

Texas Tech scored a major recruiting coup by signing Sound Doctrine Christian (GA) power forward Shawntrez Davis on the final day of the late signing period.

"I did sign with Texas Tech," Davis said Thursday. "It was about 7 p.m. last night."

The 6-foot-9, 220-pound power forward, who signed with the Red Raiders over reported offers from Boston College, Clemson, Georgia, Georgia State, Maryland, Mississippi State, Purdue, SMU, Tennessee and West Virginia, added he didn't make up his mind until last night.

He cited a myriad of reasons as to why he chose Texas Tech. His official visit earlier this month, which he recapped to RaiderPower.com, apparently made a huge impression on him.

"The opportunity to play for a Hall of Fame coach, playing time, the weather, I mean it normally doesn't rain much there and there's lots of sun. I just feel really comfortable there. I love the atmosphere. Everything you need is on campus or really close. I really love the people there in town; there's a lot of people there, but it's not too big. Then the Big 12 is one of the top conferences in the nation, if not the top."

Davis, who averaged 21 points, 10 rebounds and almost four blocks last season, is rated as a three-star prospect by Scout. GeorgiaHoops.com lists him as a five-star player and the No. 5 player in the state.

He joins Texas Tech's 2015 class with three-star Florida wing C.J. Williamson and Houston St. Pious X guard Jordan Jackson, who both signed in the early period, along with Cloud County Community College (KS) point guard Devon Thomas, who signed in April.

The addition of Davis to a young Red Raider frontcourt consisting of Norense Odiase (6-9, 270), Zach Smith (6-8, 205), Isaiah Manderson (6-10, 235) and Aaron Ross (6-8, 230) projects as a major strength moving forward.

The one caveat is according to a source close to the program, Davis still needs to raise some test scores in order to qualify. When asked about this Davis was confident it wouldn't be a problem, adding he expects to be on campus this summer and ended the interview with a message for Tech fans.

"Expect big things from the Tech basketball team in the 2015-2016 season. Guns Up!"

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