"I committed to Texas Tech on Sunday," Kerry said. "While I was there, I talked to Coach Sadler, Coach McNeill, Coach Leach, pretty much everyone. They were really excited when I told them that I wanted to commit."
Hyder, who was in Lubbock to take an official visit and attend the game, explained that his experience at Texas Tech was what helped him make his final decision.
"Texas Tech is just a great place, and while I was there I had a feeling that that's where I wanted to be."
The Johnson High (Austin) defender was especially impressed with the Red Raiders' defensive play against the Minutemen and feels that he will definitely fit in with the system that defensive coordinator Ruffin McNeill has incorporated.
"It was a great game. There was lots of intensity and it was a great atmosphere. The defense has been making huge strides and getting better and better every year."
Kerry's versatility is one of his greatest assets, and although Tech is recruiting him primarily as a defensive end, he may see time at the linebacker position as well.
"I feel like my speed will help a lot when I come to Texas Tech. Also, I have good size, so that will be a plus."
Hyder is 100% sure of his decision and does not plan to take anymore visits, stating, "I'm done."
Kerry said that Johnson High had a slow start but are improving each week.
"We're doing okay so far this season. We're 2-2 right now, but things are really starting to click on our team, so look for us in the playoffs."
Hyder boasts a 4.6-40 and is 6'3", 230 pounds.