JUCO RB Commits To Big 12 School

2017 Riverside RB Tyree Range (6-0, 225) decided to end the recruiting process on his birthday and announced that he will play for a Big 12 school next fall...


The talented runner announced his decision to commit to Texas Tech on Twitter moments ago.


Range chose the Red Raiders over offers from CaliforniaLouisiana TechLouisiana-LafayetteUAB and Wyoming.

So far this season, Range has carried the ball 19 times for 111 yard and a score while working into the rotation in the Tigers' backfield.

Range spent the 2015 season on the sidelines greyshirting so that he could save a year of eligibility while getting completely healthy after tearing an ACL his senior year.

"I had about 10 offers heading into my senior year (at Rancho Bernardo High School in San Diego), but after I hurt my ACL, the offers sorta dried up," Range recalled. "After Signing Day, I was planning on walking on at San Diego State because it was close to home and I liked the staff there and felt like I had a real chance to earn playing time there, but then I didn't qualify, so I had to start looking around for a place to play.

"One of my old coaches had actually coached at San Diego State with coach (Tom) Craft when he was there and they still sorta knew each other, so he called up and talked to (Craft) about me and that's how I ended up here."

Range was still working to get back to 100% health by the time the 2015 season rolled around, so he decided to greyshirt and get ahead academically, so this will be his first season carrying the rock against JUCO defenses.

"I'm that dual-threat guy who can be a big back because of my size, but I have the quickness to make guys miss in space," Range noted. "If I see a corner or defensive back out there trying to tackle me, then I am big enough to run over there, but if it's a linebacker or lineman, I have the quickness to make a move and make guys miss too.

"I never go down with first contact. That's something I take a lot of pride in and I love to play a physical brand of football."

He is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have four years to play three following the completion of the 2016 football season.

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