It's a common enough practice for committed recruits to help their future team convince prospects to join them at the next level, but that doesn't make the details any less juicy.
Frisco offensive lineman and 2017 Texas Tech commit Dawson Deaton, a Scout three-start prospect rated as the No. 5 guard in Texas and No. 25 at his position in the nation, was one of a handful of recruits who visited the South Plains over the weekend and he took advantage of that time to try and help sway some talent toward the Red Raiders.
"It went great!" Deaton said Sunday following the visit. "I got to meet with some players Tech has offered and helped with recruiting them."
Among those who visited were Angleton defensive back Quincy Addison, who went ahead and pulled the trigger with Tech during the visit, offensive linemen Grant Polley and Jared Hocker, plus Dallas Kimball athlete Devodrick Johnson.
"It was great to get our first commit on defense, and he is a great player and I look forward to playing with him," Deaton said. "It was good getting Devodrick on campus and showing him what Lubbock is all about and I think we are in a good spot with him. I met with Grant Polley and Jared Hocker as well, they are both big time players and could make our OL class the best in the country."
Deaton, who visited over the weekend with Frisco teammate and fellow Tech commit Jack Anderson, also got to meet with several coaches and current Red Raiders. The Frisco offensive lineman has visited Lubbock several times at this point and already feels like a part of the program.
"I didn't really learn anything new (during the visit), but I just enjoy going up there and continuing to build strong relationships with all of the coaches, and some players as well," Deaton said. "I got to hang out with (offensive line) coach (Lee) Hays for a while, it is always great talking to him and I can't wait to get the chance to play for him. We stayed with Johnathan Picone, so I hung out with him the most. Also got to talk to Pat (Mahomes), Eli (Howard), Grant (Caravelli) and some other players. On the OL I've talked to Cody (Wheeler), Grant, Conner (Dyer), and Paul (Stawarz) the most."
Though Frisco doesn't participate in spring football, Deaton says he's working out hard in preparation for his senior season. Stay tuned to RaiderPower.com for the latest updates on Deaton and other Texas Tech recruits.