Early signing day is here with new life for Red Raiders. Head coach Joey McGuire has brought his Texas ties with him to Lubbock, meaning this year’s early signing period may feel busier than usual.
Here’s a look at how Texas Tech’s 2022 recruiting is shaping up. This article will be updated as commitments and signees roll in.
No. of signees: 16
Current 247 Composite team ranking: 36 (+9 since Dec. 14)
How the Red Raiders rank in the Big 12: 6 (+1)
Best uncommitted recruit being pursued: RB Major Everhart
Everhart has been a longtime priority for the Texas Tech staff. The Amarillo native is a local talent that McGuire would certainly like to keep around. Everhart has been committed to TCU since October, but has continued to be pursued by the coaching staff. There’s a good chance Texas Tech could pull off a flip, which would be a huge addition to the offense. Everhart is a three-star speed back who’s competed at the state level for track.
Biggest remaining need: OL/DL
Texas Tech has added a number of key commitments in the trenches already, but the Red Raiders remain in no position to turn down talent in these groups. In recent years, Texas Tech has struggled to protect its own quarterback while also failing to pressure the opponent’s. That’s a recipe for failure, no matter what talent you have on the rest of the field. While Texas Tech will likely add some depth here in the form of transfers, rebuilding the trenches with talented recruits is something I think McGuire and his staff will aggressively pursue.
Here’s a list of every player who has committed to Texas Tech in the 2022 class:
Note: The listed star ratings are according to 247 Sports Composite
Gavin Freeman; WR; 5-9; 170; 3 stars (Heritage Hall/Oklahoma City, OK)
Erik Gray; OL; 6-2; 270; 3 stars (Amarillo HS/Amarillo)
Maurion Horn; CB/RB; 5-11; 175; 4 stars (Broken Arrow HS/Broken Arrow, OK)
Ty Kana; LB; 6-2; 210; 3 stars (Katy HS/Katy)
Kaden Weatherby; OT; 6-7; 280; 3 stars (Eaglecrest/Aurora, CO)
Tavares Elston Jr.; LB; 6-0; 210; 3 stars (Gulf Shores HS/Gulf Shores, AL)
Syncere Massey; DT; 6-5; 280; 3 stars (Cedar Hill HS/Cedar Hill)
Ben Roberts; LB; 6-3; 200; 3 stars (Eaton/Haslet)
Tyler King; WR; 5-10; 160; 3 stars (Alief Taylor/Houston)
Hut Graham; CB/S; 6-1; 175; 3 stars (Gunter HS/Gunter)
Harvey Dyson; DE; 6-3; 260; 3 stars (Cedar Hill HS/Cedar Hill)
Joseph Adedire; DL; 6-3; 250; 3 stars (Mansfield Summit/Arlington)
Sheridan Wilson; OT; 6-4; 275; 3 stars (Argyle HS/Argyle)
Jalon Peoples; CB; 6-0; 170; 3 stars (Cedar Hill HS/Cedar Hill)
Bryson Donnell; RB; 5-11; 204; 3 stars (Tyler Legacy/Tyler)
Signees who weren’t publicly committed to Texas Tech before today:
Landon Hullaby; S; 6-0; 185; 3 stars (Mansfield Timberview/Mansfield)
Seth Martin; OL 6-3; 285; 3 stars (Everman/Fort Worth)
Trevon McAlpine; DL; 6-3; 280; 3 stars (Saraland HS/Saraland, AL)