The Red Raiders added yet another commitment to the class of 2017 in defensive back Adam Beck out of George Ranch (Richmond, Tx.). Beck, 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds, is presumably being recruited as a safety but can also play corner with his verified 4.6-second 40-yard dash.
Beck is rated as the No. 5 safety in Texas, the No. 6 safety in the Midlands region, and is the 37th-ranked safety overall in the country. He joins Quincy Addison as the second defensive back commit in a class where David Gibbs is looking to bring in some depth in the secondary. Beck brings the height, physicality, and ball-hawking skills that Gibbs is looking for on defense.
Beck decommitted from Houston prior to making his commitment to Texas Tech, and RP has expected Beck to announce his status as a Red Raider for several days now. He joins Bronson Boyd as another Red Raider commit to flip from the Cougars.
The Houston-area prospect was one of the first offers extended by defensive coordinator David Gibbs, over a year ago. Soon after the offer, he had this to say about Texas Tech:
- "I'm not worried about the critics and stuff like that. Coach Spavital had told me that he had coached DBs that made it to the next level, and that's what I'm trying to do. He's gonna prepare me for that. He told me how one year they were leading the league in interceptions. It seems like a good defensive back coaching school, I don't really listen to all the critics about Texas Tech."
Adam Beck chose Texas Tech over offers from Colorado, Houston, Iowa State, SMU, and Kansas, among others. He reported interest from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Texas A&M, among others.