A number of 2016 commits have made their way to Texas Tech’s campus this weekend for their official visits. It won’t just be 2016 recruits hitting the South Plains though as 2017 commit Jack Anderson is also on-hand along with a few others.
“(High school teammate and Texas Tech recruit) Dawson (Deaton), (2017 commit) Xavier (Martin), and I are all here for the class of 2017,” Anderson told RaiderPower before making the trek West. “We’re just planning on chilling with the other recruits and hanging out with the current players. I’m also going to see my sister so that’ll be good too. Dawson’s mom is flying in tomorrow so we will be going around with her. The biggest reason for the trip is to have his mom meet coach Kliff and get used to everything. That’ll be big for his recruitment.”
This visit is a great opportunity to not only show his current and possible future teammate the ropes, but also to see coaches who have become frequent guests of his school, Frisco High School.
“Coach Kliff was in my school Wednesday,” Anderson stated. “He said I look like a million bucks. Coach Hays was telling him I look bigger than normal at like 305 so he was really happy. He just said don’t put on any bad weight. Coach Hays comes by every 1-2 weeks and I see him as much I can. Him, coach Kliff, coach Morris, and I are all close. It’s to the point where it’s just a normal thing. It’s not really some crazy thing unless some of my friends or other people is school see them than they can go kind of crazy.”
With National Signing Day 2016 nearly upon us, Anderson is focused on finishing his high school career strong and getting started in Lubbock. He’s also doing his part to help recruit others to join him.
“Signing day is almost here and we are the next people up,” Anderson said. “ It seems like just a month ago that this year’s senior class was stepping in as the oldest class and now it’s our turn. It’s crazy how fast it all goes. Right now I’m just getting faster and stronger. I’m also having to learn our new system since we are going to the triple option instead of the traditional wing-t we have run, but whatever it takes to be successful.
“Every time I talk to the coaches at Tech, I ask who I need to talk to. I want to do everything I can to help bring the best talent to Lubbock because I know we are going to do something special. We have a group message for the 2017 commits, but I also have TTU O-line group message with me, (2016 commit Travis) Bruffy, (2017 target) Dawson (Deaton), (2017 target Will) Will Farrar, and (2017 target) Grayson Reed.”
Despite his active presence on social media advocating Texas Tech and his open recruitment of other players, there are still a few schools who won’t give up on this blue-chipper. Not to worry though; he is as solid as a commit can get.
“Oklahoma and Alabama are still trying to recruit me,” Anderson said. “I don’t reply to them though. I’m all Texas Tech. There’s no point in wasting their time or mine.”