Texas Tech issued another offer this week, this time to Pasadena Rayburn 2018 running back Stanley Hackett. The Houston-area prospect will be starting his third year on varsity after rushing for nearly a thousand yards last season. He received the offer from running backs coach DeShaun Foster.
"Me and coach Foster, we've known each other for about two years. He came out and looked at me [during the spring evaluation period], and I just got the call today. It was out of nowhere, it was surprising. He was telling me that I'm their No. 1 target."
The 6-foot-3, 195-pound running back has run a 4.53-second laser-timed 40-yard dash and has amassed over two thousand career rushing yards for Rayburn.
Texas Tech being Hackett's first Power Five offer puts them in a good spot with the elite prospect.
"It feels nice, you know? They came through really early, and it really makes me think about making them one of my choices."
With DeAndre Washington clocking back-to-back 1,000-plus rushing yard seasons, head coach Kliff Kingsbury has demonstrated that his Air Raid attack can also utilize the ground game. Hackett likes what he sees so far in Lubbock.
"They run it. They like to run it, and I like to run it, so [playing for Texas Tech] would be good."
Foster first took notice of Hackett as director of player development at UCLA, and has cultivated the relationship since then.
"We have a pretty good relationship. We're starting to know each other more as we talk. We talk a lot, whether it's on Twitter, texting, talking on the phone. We're starting to get a little close, starting to get a little comfortable."
The offer has prompted an upcoming unofficial visit from the 2018 prospect this fall.
"Yes, I am gonna visit. I don't have a game in mind yet, but it's gonna be for a game for sure, though."
Hackett discussed what he is looking for in a school.
"I really just want to get a good education, for one. And I want to go to a school that plays ball, you know? Alabama, or something like that."
Regardless of whether they've offered, are any schools standing out at the moment?
"No, not yet. Keeping everybody even."
However, Hackett does have a timeline in place for making his commitment.
"My senior year is when I'm going to make my decision. I'm not trying to rush into anything. I'm just wanting to make sure I pick the right school."
Tulsa and Texas Tech are the lone schools to have offered so far. Houston, Texas A&M, and Texas, among others, are showing interest.