Texas Tech made a move on Monday as defensive line coach Kevin Patrick extended an offer to Class of 2017 DE/OLB David Anenih out of Mansfield Timberview.
"Coach Patrick called me tonight and told me he was going to offer me. He brought up my track speed again and told me I had the talent to play at Tech. He got to talk to my aunt and tell my aunt about the offer. That's basically how it went down."
The 6-foot-3, 225-pound defender was first identified by the coaching staff during the spring evaluation period after being impressed by his 10.88-second 100-yard dash time, but they were unable to evaluate him in person as a rainstorm closed practice the day the coaches came out.
"I know he came to see me during spring practice one time, but we didn't get to practice that day because of rain. That was how I first met him. We kind of kept talking back and forth on Twitter, he tried to get me to come to the camp. Unfortunately I wasn't able to come. But we just kept talking and eventually he offered me today."
Anenih, who at one point told RaiderPower.com that an offer from Texas Tech would "greatly change and impact [his] recruiting process," included Tech among the schools that are standing out to him at the moment.
"Obviously Tech, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Iowa State, and the University of Houston are some of my top schools right now."
Does Anenih have a timeline for making a decision?
"Probably during the season."
The speedy defender plans on making a visit to Texas Tech before then, to try and watch the Red Raiders in action before making his commitment.
"Yes sir. I'm going to try and catch a game in Lubbock. I don't know which one yet."
Anenih holds offers from East Carolina, Houston, Iowa State, Kansas State, Nevada, Oklahoma State, and Texas Tech, among others.