Vasher Talks Texas Tech Commitment interviewed Wichita Falls Rider four-star receiver T.J. Vasher, who committed to Texas Tech on Friday.

Multiple factors were involved in Wichita Falls (TX) Rider receiver T.J. Vasher's commitment to the Red Raiders on Friday.

"It felt like home there. I feel like I fit in that offense. The education there is great."

Coach Darrin Chiaverini is Vasher's primary recruiter and would be his position coach at the next level. Vasher was recruited primarily for one of the two outside receiver spots in Tech's Air Raid offense.

"Coach Chiav was my main recruiter. I have a pretty close connection with (the whole Texas Tech coaching staff)."

A Scout Top 300 prospect, Vasher is rated as a four-star recruit, ranked as the No. 7 receiver in Texas, the No. 38 wideout in the nation and the No. 222 overall prospect in the country.

It is also worth noting Tech was the first football program to offer Vasher, who caught 67 passes for 993 yards and 12 touchdowns last season.

The two-sport standout (Vasher also holds basketball offers from SMU and Tulsa) was congratulated by Texas Tech quarterback commit Jett Duffey immediately after his commitment.

"I talk to a couple (of Tech prospects). Me and Jett, we're pretty close, we talk often. He just said 'welcome to the family,' he was excited and everything about our class."

Rider assistant coach Eric Ward is close with the new commit, but did not play too active a role in his recruitment. Instead, he served as a mentor, answering questions and explaining the process. The pair's friendship goes way back and was detailed in this previous story.

Vasher does not yet know what he wants to major in, but had good things to say about Tech from an academic standpoint.

"Graduating from Tech would be great. From what I hear, they have a great education there. When I went up for the junior day, we talked to (Marsha Sharp) and she showed that she cared about the athletes. I just feel like all that is just great."

The sit-down interview with the national champion head coach made a strong impression on Vasher and his father.

"Me and my dad were there together, and he really liked the fact that she cared for the athletes on the field and off the field."

While Vasher feels good about his commitment, he still plans on taking visits to other schools. The Wichita Falls Rider prospect committed to Texas Tech over offers from Ohio State, Houston, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, and SMU among others.

Vasher is the 14th commitment of Techs 2016 class, fifth at receiver, joining Donte Coleman, Antoine Cox-Wesley, Dequan Bowman and Derrick Willies.

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