Mekhi Garner announced his commitment to Texas Tech via Twitter on Wednesday morning giving the Red Raiders their first commitment on defense for the 2018 recruiting cycle.
The 6-foot-1, 188-pound defensive back out of Mesquite (TX) Poteet was offered by Tech in early May and visited campus this week. Garner tallied 39 tackles, two tackles for loss, two interceptions, six pass defenses, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery as a junior in 2016 for Poteet, who finished 11-4.
Garner chose Tech over offers from Air Force, Navy, North Texas and UTSA among others. He is the fifth overall commitment for the Red Raiders in the 2018 class.