2017 OL Jack Anderson (© Greg Powers)

Closer Look at the Texas Tech Red Raiders' 2017 Recruiting Class Entering the Fall

With the 2016 football season looming, Scout and RaiderPower.com take a look at the Texas Tech Red Raiders' 2017 recruiting class ...

2017 Commitments

  • Jack Anderson, C/OL, Frisco (Texas) -- No. 40 overall in Scout 300
  • Dawson Deaton, OG, Frisco (Texas) -- No. 34 guard nationally
  • Adam Beck, S, Richmond (Texas) George Ranch -- No. 37 safety nationally
  • Will Farrar, OT, Fort Bend (Texas) Travis -- No. 39 tackle nationally
  • Xavier Martin, QB, Cibolo (Texas) Steele -- No. 60 QB nationally
  • Casey Verhulst, OT, Plano (Texas) East -- No. 77 tackle nationally
  • Bronson Boyd, WR, Arlington (Texas) The Oakridge School -- No. 83 receiver nationally
  • Kamren Curl, WR, Muskogee (Okla.) -- expected to play defense at Texas Tech
  • John Davis, CB, Euless (Texas) Trinity -- three-star cornerback
  • Jared Hocker, OT, North Richland Hills (Texas) Richland
  • Quincy Addison, S, Angleton (Texas)
  • Adrian Frye, CB, Aldine (Texas) Eisenhower
  • Dylan Weaver, OT, Farmington (N.M.) Piedra Vista


Known Commodity -- Jack Anderson, C/OL, Frisco (Texas)

Jack Anderson the highest-ranked pledge for the Texas Tech Red Raiders' 2017 recruiting class for a reason. The 6-foot-5, 300-pounder is not only the nation's No. 1 center prospect for this recruiting cycle, but possesses the capability to play just about anywhere on the offensive line at the next level. Anderson, a Texas Tech legacy, has the strength and frame to stand up to Power Five conference defensive linemen. Regardless of where he lines up for the Red Raiders, Anderson should be a cornerstone of Texas Tech's offensive front for the next few years.

Anderson is a national top 40 prospect in the latest 2017 Scout 300. In addition to his physical attributes, he possesses a noticeable mean streak on the field, a special trait for such a large player as high school linemen can at times lack the tenacity you hope for. That's definitely not the case with Anderson, a highly competitive prospect whose tenacity is one of his best attributes.


Commit I Want to See -- John Davis, CB, Euless (Texas) Trinity

Picking this player was a close race between John Davis and Xavier Martin. I got to see both players in person last season and have seen both during the offseason camp circuit as well, but both are entertaining players and great interviews, and you can never see those types of prospects too many times.

Davis is a tall, long cornerback prospect with a lot of potential because of his combination of athleticism and frame potential. Davis has been laser-timed in the 4.5's in the 40, an impressive number considering his height and length.

He's an aware, cerebral player who breaks abruptly on passes. Euless Trinity is always loaded, but it'll be fun to watch the Trojans' secondary this fall, when that unit will feature Davis and 2018 four-star safety Cameron Jones, an early Texas Tech target in the junior class.

Davis' intelligence is not limited to the field. He's great in interviews and wants to pursue a degree in political science as politics greatly interest him.


Notable Uncommitted Targets

Texas Tech has already landed 13 commitments, including half a dozen on the offensive line, so unless a spot opens, don't expect the Red Raiders to pursue any more O-linemen.

The priorities moving forward appear to be receiver and edge defender.


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