Tyler Duggins -- Fourth Texas Tech OL Commit

Iowa Park OT Tyler Duggins, a Texas Top 100 selection, ended the suspense in favor of Texas Tech this past weekend, giving Scout.com the details…

Tyler Duggins, late last week said he might wait a while before committing anywhere. But shortly thereafter in the Red Raider Wrap, Mark Sparrow hinted that with the spots filling up fast -- Tech added two OL pledges (Buddy Brumit and Ben Davis) last week -- prospects like Chris Olson and Tyler Duggins might decide quickly to ensure their room in the 2006 class.

And that was never more evident in Duggins' case, as well, when the Iowa Park lineman gave an oral verbal to the Red Raiders.

"I saw how many linemen committed to (Texas Tech) and I thought they might pile up at the position before I had a chance to commit," said the probable 3-star commitment.

The 6-6, 265-pound OT/G prospect said he was told to expect 5 OL spots in this year's class, and four of those have been sewn up as the Red Raider coaches are not wasting any time to lock up perhaps their biggest unit need.

Duggins said he called the Red Raider safeties coach Carlos Mainord to tell him he was ready to "make my decision" and that he "wanted to commit to Tech."

Coach Mainord, of course, was excited to land a verbal pledge from the Top 100 prospect.

So is Duggins finished with the recruiting process?

"Yes, I think so," he said. "And, if I wanted to take other official visits I would talk to the coaches first. But I don't think I'll take any official visits except for the one to Tech."

Other Notes:
This is a kid who played with a broken hand last year, showing the kind of toughness coaches want to see in the OL department.
JR. Season Stats: (Playing with a broken hand) 70-75 pancakes, 0 sacks allowed, 0 holding penalties, 1-2 false starts.
Academics: 2.8/2.9 GPA, SAT (scores in, but composite not yet known)


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