Folks, please welcome commitment No. 19, Caldwell Brown.
"Tennessee, Arizona, Wisconsin, Texas A&M and Arizona said they were going to offer me," Brown said. "But Coach (Ruffin) McNeill came to the school three weeks ago and stepped up with an official offer. That showed me that they truly wanted me, so I went ahead and gave them a commitment and accepted their scholarship. And Coach McNeill was different from all of the other coaches recruiting me. He was very straight-forward and I just really like him."
Meanwhile, Brown said the other schools waiting around to see what everybody else was going to do, are no longer in the picture.
"They know I'm committed to Texas Tech and they know I'm solid, so they got the picture," said the former La Marque student athlete. "Tech's where I'm headed and where I want to go. They don't even call anymore."
Brown said he pledged to the Scarlet and Black for a couple more reasons...
"I feel like I can make an impact on their defense and help them get to the top," he said. "Also, they have a lot of good receivers. And I think working against those guys will make me a better DB, help me take my game to the next level."
The 5-10, 175-pound corner will take his official visit to Lubbock January 16th. His player host will be very good friend Nehemiah Glover.
"I'm really close with him and can't wait to be shown around the campus and meet everybody," he said. "I'll be doing my best to help bring in more recruits when I'm down there."
On the season, Brown never got beat deep once. While few caught anything on him, it was primarily only the short stuff. He ended the season with "60-something tackles", double-digit PBU's, 4INTs and a couple of TDs on what he called a little bit of "razzle dazzle".
"I'm strong too, I can bench 275, squat 465 and power clean 270," said the Texas Hot 100 candidate.
And the beat goes on...