Texas Tech has four linebackers committed for the 2016 and they are all good ones. The numbers at the position this recruiting cycle could go a long way towards building coveted and ever elusive depth in the Red Raider's defensive front seven.
First up is Jordyn Brooks out of Houston Stratford High School. Listed at 6-foot, 215 pounds with a 40 time of 4.67 seconds, Brooks is a Scout three-star prospect ranked as the No. 9 linebacker in Texas, No. 57 in the country. He was also named first team All-District 19-5A following a superb senior season. Brooks holds offers from the likes of Arkansas, Houston, Missouri and Washington.
Kevin Moore might end up playing safety for Texas Tech, but he was an outstanding linebacker for Lafayette (La.) Acadiana High School. Listed at 5-foot-11, 200 pounds, Moore is a Scout three-star prospect ranked as the No. 2 linebacker in Louisiana and No. 70 in the nation. He was also a first-team all-state selection by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. Moore also holds offers from programs such as Arizona State, Cal, Kansas State, Miami, Oklahoma State and Utah.
Up next is Johnathan Picone, a mid term enrollee from Mandeville (La.), who signed his financial aid agreement with Texas Tech in December and will be available to participate in spring ball. Listed at 6-foot-1, 212 pounds, Picone is a Scout three-star prospect ranked as the No. 3 linebacker in Louisiana and No. 80 in the nation. He was also a first team All-District 6-5A performer. Picone chose Tech over offers from the likes of Air Force, Army, Louisiana Tech, Southern Miss and Toldeo.
Last but not least is Brayden Stringer from Cypress Ranch High School in the Houston area. Listed at 6-foot-3, 200 pounds, Stringer is a Scout three-star prospect and the highest rated linebacker commit of the Tech's 2016 class ranked at No. 6 in Texas and No. 42 in the country. Though his season was cut short due to a broken forearm, Stringer was still a unanimous selection for first team All-District 17-6A. Stringer committed to Tech over offers from Arizona, Cal, Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma State and Wisconsin.