McCann Talks Texas Tech Commitment

New Texas Tech defensive tackle commit Nicholas McCann describes his close relationship with Red Raider assistant coach Trey Haverty, which fellow commit had a hand in his decision, future visit plans and more inside.

Texas Tech officially added its 20th commit to the 2016 class Tuesday after Arkansas defensive tackle Nicholas McCann announced his decision to commit to the Red Raiders.

“There was just something about it [Texas Tech]. I’m really excited to come,” McCann said.

The 6-foot-3, 300-pound senior will be Texas Tech’s third defensive tackle and fifth commit on the defensive line of this recruiting class. McCann said he went ahead and committed to the Red Raiders after discussing it with his high school coaches.

He knew Texas Tech was the right place after conversations with the Texas Tech coaching staff, which he thinks is “really cool.” Coach Trey Haverty has been leading McCann’s recruitment and has developed a close relationship with him.

“Me and him [Haverty] talk almost everyday. He’s really cool, and I really like him. I think we are good friends. The rest of the staff, they seem really cool. I just got done talking to all of them about the commitment,” McCann said.

McCann said he also talked with Texas Tech tight end commit Donte Coleman who played a part in his decision to go with the Red Raiders.

“We have just been talking about Texas Tech, how it’s a good place and how it looks really nice,” McCann said. With his size McCann will be a nice addition to the Tech defensive line. He added that he could move out to defensive end when needed. McCann describes himself as a player that is quick off the ball and can win battles on the line.

For the academic side of things McCann said he wanted to major in business and knows, through coach Haverty, who graduated with a degree in business from Tech, that they have a great business school.

Although he has yet to make a visit, McCann said he could tell just by researching Tech that the campus fits him. A visit to Lubbock for the TCU game on Sept. 26 is in the works because he heard the crowd will be “live” for that one.

Texas Tech fans have already started blowing up his Twitter after he announced his commitment, and McCann wanted to mention he appreciates their support and excitement.

“I look forward to playing at Texas Tech. I’m really excited to come,” McCann said.

McCann choose Texas Tech over offers from Baylor, Kansas, SMU, Stephen F. Austin, Texas State and Central Arkansas.

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