2016 Texas Tech DB Commits

As National Signing Day draws closer, RaiderPower.com breaks down Texas Tech's 2016 commits by position group. Up next are the defensive backs.

Texas Tech isn't signing a large defensive back class, but they are addressing its desire to get bigger as all three commits are 6-foot or taller, can run and are not afraid to mix it up in run support.

First up is Douglas Coleman from Zachary, Louisiana. He's a Scout two-star prospect, who committed to Tech on Sunday after making an official visit to Lubbock last weekend. Listed at 6-foot-1, 175 pounds, Coleman caught 62 passes for 1,482 yards and 15 touchdowns on offense plus picked off six passes as a senior. He picked Tech over reported offers such as Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Monroe, Southern Miss and Tulane.

Damarcus Fields out of Taylor, Texas is a Scout three-star prospect ranked as the No. 25 cornerback in Texas and No. 134 at his position in the country. Listed at 6-foot, 175 pounds, Fields also played both sides of the ball, but shined at defensive back where he tallied 101 tackles, sight forced fumbles and two interceptions. He committed to Tech back in June.

Last, but not least, Desmon Smith out of Odessa Permian is a Scout two-star prospect. Listed at 6-foot-3, 195 pounds with a 4.55 40 time, Smith picked off four passes last season for the Panthers. He chose Tech in November over offers such as Air Force, Houston, Kansas, Minnesota, Nevada, Rice, SMU and Toledo.

Images and footage for the video above provided by Steven Chapman, HUDLKevin Hughes and Josh Preston.


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