The spring evaluation period is in full swing and the Red Raider coaches are canvassing the country to evaluate and establish relationships with high school football prospects.
One under-the-radar Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex prospect is David Anenih, a defensive lineman in the class of 2017 out of Mansfield Timberview. Anenih spoke a little bit about his role on Timberview's defense.
"I'm a defensive end, but I'm more of a rush end. I ran track this year - I'm more of a fast D-end, more of a pass rusher. I can also drop into space and cover running backs."
The athletic 6-foot-3, 221-pound prospect is a multi-sport standout, participating in track as well as football.
"I ran the 100 meter in track this year, and I run the 4x100 and the 4x200. I ran a 10.88 in the 100, and I ran anchor leg of the 4x100."
His blazing speed attracted the notice of Texas Tech, as a coach came to visit Anenih at his school recently.
"I've talked to coach Morris and coach Patrick, they follow me on Twitter. Coach Morris, he came to my school to visit one time. He just talked about track, he heard that I ran the 10.88, we just talked about track and stuff like that."
The versatile defender has a high level of interest in Tech.
"Yes sir, I'm very interested in Texas Tech. I have family that live around Lubbock. Obviously, as far as football reasons, I watch them play all the time. Basic stuff like that."
The defensive lineman wants to visit Texas Tech this offseason, but hasn't finalized any plans to head out to Lubbock yet.
"I haven't made any plans, but it's still possible."
Some mid-majors have already pulled the trigger and offered Anenih.
"I've been offered by five other schools. I was offered by East Carolina, UTSA, New Mexico, Rice, and Southern Miss."
Meanwhile, some larger schools are starting to take notice as well. Anenih received Big 12 offers from Oklahoma State and Kansas State after he spoke with RaiderPower.com, and is also reporting interest from Michigan, Duke, and Houston aside from Texas Tech.