Kliff Kingsbury has stated on more than one occasion his desire for the offense to get bigger and more athletic at the receiver position and boy did Texas Tech make an effort to turn that into a reality with three commits 6-foot-4 or taller. Of course, the staff also added talent inside with prototypical slot receiver talent.
DeQuan Bowman from Hutchinson Community College in Kansas, is a junior college mid-term enrollee who has already signed his Letter of Intent and is on campus. Listed at 5-foot-11, 180 pounds, Bowman was a junior college All-American honorable mention selection as a return specialist yet also finished with 34 catches for 536 yards, four touchdowns last season as an inside receiver, where he figures to play at Tech. The Scout three-start prospect, rated as the No. 41 junior college prospect of the 2016 class, chose Tech over an offer from Iowa State.
Antoine Cox-Wesley from Cibolo-Steele outside San Antonio, is a Scout three-star prospect ranked as the No. 25 receiver in Texas and No. 176 at his position in the nation. Listed at 6-foot-4, 180 pounds, Cox-Wesley caught 45 passes for 663 yards and 10 touchdowns last season. He is one of two Steele Knights expected to sign with Texas Tech on Wednesday and will be the fourth in three classes to do so.
Derrick Willies Trinity Valley Community College is, like Bowman, a junior college mid-term enrollee who has already signed and is on campus. Listed at 6-foot-4, 210 pounds, Willies was a junior college first team All-American selection last season after hauling in 49 passes for 1,155 yards for an eye popping average of 23.6 yards per catch and 14 touchdowns. The Scout four-star prospect, ranked as the No. 13 JUCO prospect in the nation, picked Tech over reported offers from Cal, Georgia, Oklahoma and Utah.
T.J. Vasher from Wichita Falls Rider is a Scout four-star prospect ranked as the No. 8 receiver in Texas and No. 46 at his position in the country. Listed at 6-foot-5, 198 pounds, Vasher caught 55 passes for 1,071 yards and nine touchdowns. A two-sport star at Rider, Vasher also holds offers on the hardwood, but said he is not sure if he'll play hoops at Tech in addition to football. Vasher picked Tech over reported offers from Colorado, Houston, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, North Texas, Ohio State and SMU.
*Note: Though commit Bryson Denley from Cibolo Steele will likely enter Texas Tech as an inside receiver/running back combo he will be included in our upcoming running back commits preview video.*