Sun. Jan 29th, 2023

With faculty soccer’s 2022 season within the rear-view mirror, recruiting is once more the main focus in Lubbock because the Pink Raiders put together for the primary marketing campaign beneath Joey McGuire. 

The famous Lone Star State legend hit the bottom working in recruiting within the fall and has carried over the momentum towards the recruiting class of 2023 in placing collectively top-of-the-line courses within the nation to this point. 

Beneath McGuire, the Pink Raider recruiting momentum is hitting full power, and consequently, this system is within the combine for among the prime names across the state of Texas and past. Keep on with Pink Raider Evaluate for the entire newest updates in recruiting under:

January 12: Cardenas commits to Tech

Elite class of 2024 RB Johann Cardenas has dedicated to Texas Tech. The St. Thomas (TX) Excessive College product picked the Pink Raiders over Colorado, SMU, and UTSA.

Cardenas introduced his dedication by way of his Twitter account on Thursday evening, saying, “I’m so unbelievably blessed to have the chance to play the sport I like on the subsequent degree for this wonderful program! Class of 2024 let’s hold it going! #WreckEm.”

January 12: Two gamers hit the portal

Per Matt Zenitz of On3, Texas Tech DL Syncere Massey and WR Trey Cleveland have entered the switch portal. Massey, a 6-5, 330-pounder from Cedar Hill (TX) Excessive College got here from coach McGuire’s Longhorns and was a member of the 2022 class.

Cleveland, a 6-4, 190-pounder from Arlington (TX) Excessive College appeared in 24 video games for the Pink Raiders and registered 41 catches for 566 yards and two scores.

January 9: Linton returns residence to Lubbock

The Pink Raiders have obtained a dedication from Syracuse line of defense switch Steve Linton, as he indicated on his Twitter feed on Monday.

Linton signed with Syracuse as a part of the Orange’s 2019 recruiting class out of Dublin Excessive in Georgia. He picked Syracuse over gives from Arizona State, Baylor, Louisville, Missouri, and several other others. He instantly established himself as one of many extra athletic gamers on the defensive facet of the ball and frolicked at each outdoors linebacker and defensive finish throughout his time with the Orange. 

After spending 4 seasons in Central New York, together with redshirting in 2019 and getting an additional 12 months of eligibility as a consequence of COVID-19, Linton has two years of eligibility remaining.

December 20: Ledet headed to Lubbock

Texas Tech lands line of defense switch Quincy Ledet. The Pink Raiders added a veteran presence to the line of defense in Louisiana-Monroe switch Ladet, who formally introduced his dedication on his Twitter feed Monday evening.

The 6-2, 294-pound defensive sort out has two seasons of eligibility remaining and registered 87 tackles (six for loss), 4 sacks, and a pressured fumble in three seasons at ULM. A local of Orange, TX, Ledet was a three-star recruit popping out of West Orange-Stark Excessive College in 2020.

December 19 UPDATE:

The Pink Raiders picked up their second large dedication of the night on Monday, with CE King edge rusher Dylan Spencer flipping from the Texas Longhorns. 

Spencer had initially chosen the Longhorns over Arizona State, Baylor, LSU, Texas A&M, and USC. He additionally had gives from Houston and SMU.

Spencer has been a giant mover thus far throughout his highschool profession, spending his freshman season taking part in at West Orange Stark (Texas), earlier than transferring to Katy (Texas) for his sophomore season.

And at CE King, he was one of many prime defensive linemen within the state of Texas.

December 19 UPDATE: 

The Pink Raiders picked up an enormous dedication for the category of 2023 in John Curtis Christian (New Orleans. LA) linebacker Justin Horne.

Horne took a go to to Tech final weekend and introduced his dedication on Monday by way of his Twitter feed. Horne completed his senior season with 144 tackles (17 for loss), six sacks, and three passes defended.

December 17 UPDATE: 

Some of the coveted younger quarterback recruits within the nation is again available on the market.

Based on varied studies Saturday morning, Dylan Raiola backed off of his verbal dedication to Ryan Day and the Ohio State Buckeyes. Earlier than that time, the Chandler (AZ) Excessive College star racked up greater than two-dozen scholarship gives, together with from Texas Tech.

The information got here after appreciable turnover in faculty soccer this fall, together with in-state Arizona State hiring Kenny Dillingham as head coach and Nebraska bringing in Matt Rhule from the NFL. Raiola has appreciable household ties to the Cornhusker program, the place his father Dominic was an All-American middle.

As a junior in 2022, Raiola posted a 22:5 landing to interception ratio.

November 27 UPDATE:

Class of 2024 OL Holton Hendrix has dedicated to Texas Tech. The 6-4, 250-pounder out of Lubbock-Cooper Excessive College was additionally being closely recruited by Baylor, Houston, and Kansas, however has chosen to remain residence in Lubbock and play for the Pink Raiders.

November 21 UPDATE:

Class of 2023 Athlete Miles Thompson has dedicated to the Pink Raiders. The 6-0, 170-pound Cedar Rapids, Iowa native was beforehand dedicated to Northern Illinois till September when he re-opened his dedication and obtained a suggestion from Tech.

Thompson is taken into account one of many quickest gamers within the nation and performed each working again and cornerback at Washington Excessive College in Cedar Rapids.

August 18 9 a.m. UPDATE:

Elite 2024 athlete Ju’Juan Johnson from Lafayette Christian Academy has introduced his preliminary 16 faculties into consideration and Texas Tech is included.

The 5-10, 175 cornerback has but to go to Lubbock however he has visited Nebraska in June and LSU in April.

 Together with Tech, Louisiana Tech, Alabama, Tennessee, Oregon, Miami, Texas, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, UTSA, Michigan State, Georgia, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, and Nebraska are all included in Johnson’s preliminary 16 faculties.

August 5, 7 a.m. UPDATE:

The Pink Raiders scored one in all their largest commitments of the Joey McGuire period when Mansfield (TX) Timberview elite defensive again Jordan Sanford introduced his intent to play at Texas Tech.

Sanford cited his perception in new coach Joey McGuire as his predominant motive for selecting Lubbock as his new soccer residence.

“In all probability simply the relationships that I constructed there and I simply suppose it’s actually family-oriented,” Sanford instructed Rivals.com. ”Listening to about Coach McGuire and the alternatives after soccer, for certain.”

July 20, 5 p.m. UPDATE:

Texas Tech landed a dedication from 2024 Hawley (Texas) athlete Chandlin Myers on Saturday evening, as introduced on social media.

Myers, a 6-foot-3, 160-pound prospect, is at present the second member of the Pink Raiders’ 2024 recruiting class alongside Madisonville (Texas) athlete Lorenzo Johnson.

July 5, 4 p.m. UPDATE:

Proficient WR/ATH Anthony White has introduced his last 5 faculties in consideration for dedication, and the Pink Raiders are included.

The 6’0, 180-pound athlete from Abernathy Excessive College (Abernathy, TX) has additionally introduced Utah State, Texas, Vanderbilt, and Mississippi State as his different 4 finalists. 

July 4, 1 p.m. UPDATE:

Class of 2023 wideout Kelby Valsin has dedicated to Texas Tech. The 6-2, 175-pound dual-sport Bowie Excessive College (Arlington, Texas) product had gives from greater than 30 faculties together with Boston School, Colorado, Minnesota, Pitt, SMU, TCU, Vanderbilt, and Washington.

JULY 1, 9:00 p.m. UPDATE:

Premier offensive sort out goal for the category of 2023, Nick Fattig, has dedicated to Texas Tech.

The 6-4, 275-pounder from Clear Springs Excessive College (League Metropolis, TX) selected Tech over different gives from faculties like Air Power, Navy, Military, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, North Texas, Pennsylvania, and Tulane.

JUNE 27, 12:30 p.m. UPDATE:

Proficient 2023 WR Macho Stevenson has introduced his dedication to Texas Tech. The 6-0, 170-pound two-sport athlete will play soccer and run observe for the Pink Raiders.

Stevenson, from Captain Shreve (LA) Excessive College, had additionally obtained gives from Indiana, Mississippi State, New Mexico State, and Sam Houston.

JUNE 23, 12 p.m. UPDATE:

Arch Manning has dedicated to the Texas Longhorns.

“There’s a LeBron-like feeling about Arch Manning. LBJ’s highschool video games received nationwide tv publicity within the early 2000s,” Sports activities Illustrated’s, Chris Mannix tweeted following one in all Manning’s 2021 video games. “Betting ESPN will give Manning — a sophomore — a number of run on its networks, too. He seems to be like a particular QB.”

Greater than that, nevertheless, the impression on the Longhorns, will nearly immediately flip that program into the nation’s premier vacation spot for top-level recruits.

With the nephew of Tremendous Bowl winners Peyton and Eli, comes star energy, publicity, and pleasure; an pleasure that has not been seen across the 40 acres because the signing of Chris Simms in 1999. – LonghornsCountry.com

JUNE 21, 1:15 p.m. UPDATE:

Pink Raiders 2023 OT commit Kaden Carr can have an official go to to Lubbock this weekend, June 24-26.

The 6-6, 310-pounder from Amarillo (TX) Excessive College dedicated to Texas Tech again in November and can go to campus this weekend.

JUNE 18, 9:30 a.m. UPDATE:

A prime Pink Raider goal is on campus for an official go to simply earlier than a deliberate verbal dedication. 

Daemian Wimberly, the Austin (Texas) Vandegrift defensive lineman who has deliberate a June 20 dedication for weeks, has made it to Lubbock forward of mentioned choice. 

The in-state star has lengthy been a goal for Joey McGuire’s program, and he was lately on campus in April. This weekend’s official go to plans have been introduced in Might, earlier than he went public with the dedication date. 

Wimberly took an official go to to this system believed to be Tech’s largest competitors, SMU, simply final weekend. TCU and Louisiana provided throughout the month of June, too. 

Texas Tech at present holds essentially the most verbal commitments amongst Energy 5 applications within the class of 2023, standing at 20.

JUNE 14, 8:44 a.m. UPDATE:

Texas Tech has provided class of 2024 inside offensive lineman Daniel Akinkunmi from NFL Academy.

The 6-4, 317-pounder has additionally obtained gives from Arkansas, Minnesota, North Texas, Washington State, Baylor, Penn State, Temple, and UTSA.

JUNE 6, 5:45 p.m. UPDATE:

After a flurry of verbal commitments throughout the school soccer panorama over the weekend, Texas Tech remains to be the most important FBS recruiting class within the nation. 

Cincinnati added eight recruits whereas Pitt added six, to not point out junior faculty and switch portal additions throughout the board amid a busy official go to season. 

The Bearcats now have the third-biggest class, to this point, at 16 pledges. Northwestern, which added one new dedication on Monday, has 17. The Pink Raiders tempo the nation with 20, together with 19 from the state of Texas. 

Whereas quantity is just one ingredient of the school soccer recruiting rankings course of, it is going to be fascinating to see how lengthy Joey McGuire’s employees maintains the most important group nationally. 

JUNE 5, 10 a.m. UPDATE:

Texas Tech gives 2024 Northeast Oklahoma Affiliation of Homeschools edge rusher Danny Okoye, his third D1 provide. The 6-5, 230-pound DE/TE/RB is being recruited as an edge rusher primarily on the subsequent degree.

Okoye instructed 247Sports: “My major place is at defensive finish the place I specialize at edge speeding,” Okoye mentioned. “I performed just a little little bit of left sort out final 12 months simply because I am large and we had nobody else who may play the place. I additionally run and catch the ball, however primarily DE.

“Coach Blanchard was the coach who provided me,” Okoye mentioned. “I did not actually get an opportunity to speak to him however I wakened within the morning to a DM from my head coach saying I had simply been provided by Texas Tech. 

“I needed to learn the message a number of occasions to completely let it sink in, to be sincere. Then I referred to as the coach but it surely went to voicemail so I left a message. After which my coach texted me I may go forward and make the put up so I did. I used to be in a number of shock to have gotten a Energy 5 provide so quickly. It nonetheless does not really feel actual.”

JUNE 4, 9 a.m. UPDATE:

The Pink Raiders have provided class of 2025 working again Riley Wormley. The 5-10, 170-pounder hails from Colleyville Heritage Excessive College (Colleyville, Texas) and, along with Tech, has obtained gives from Arkansas, Charlotte, Miami (OH), SMU, and UTSA.

JUNE 3, 10:04 a.m. UPDATE:

Defensive lineman Vidal Scott joins the Pink Raiders soccer program after transferring from Arkansas State. Scott has 16 begins in 23 video games and 42 tackles in two seasons with the Pink Wolves.

Scott will use his last 12 months of eligibility in Lubbock giving coach Joey McGuire and the defensive employees some further depth alongside the line of defense. He is anticipated to be in Lubbock within the subsequent week to start summer season exercises with the remainder of the crew.

MAY 25, 10:40 a.m. UPDATE: 

Texas Tech is one in all 12 faculties to supply elite Copperas Cove, Texas class of 2024 offensive sort out Mike Uini. The 6-7, 290-pounder has additionally obtained gives from Baylor, Houston, LSU, SMU, Texas A&M, TCU, Arizona, Colorado, North Texas, Tulsa, and UTSA.

MAY 22, 11:30 A.M. UPDATE: 

Texas Tech will quickly host one of many prime 2024 defensive prospects within the nation. 

In a busy summer season swing, IMG Academy defensive lineman David Stone is visiting a number of applications within the Massive 12 footprint. 

When pressed for Readability, Stone instructed Sports activities Illustrated’s John Garcia, Jr., Stone mentioned he would hit the Texas faculties on the identical a part of the swing, although the precise date has but to be decided. He’ll start the tour at Oklahoma, so it may occur in early June or quickly thereafter. 

Tech provided Stone a scholarship in January, among the many first applications to leap into the Oklahoma native’s recruitment. 

MAY 20, 3:30 P.M. UPDATE: 

One among Texas Tech’s prime switch targets has come off the board. 

Jermayne Tauinaola Lole, the Arizona State defensive lineman who was purported to take an official go to to Lubbock the weekend of Might 27, introduced a verbal dedication to Louisville on Friday. 

It got here one week after Lole was on campus with the ACC program, successfully canceling the journeys to UF, Tech, and Oregon. There was additionally chatter he may wind up again at Arizona State, however for now, the skilled Pac-12 participant will play ball within the ACC.

MAY 17, 2:17 P.M. UPDATE: 

Texas Tech has provided 2024 cornerback recruit, Bernard Causey, from John F. Kennedy Excessive College. The 6-0, 160-pounder is a local of New Orleans, Louisiana, and has additionally obtained gives from UL-Monroe and UTSA. 

MAY 17, 9:51 A.M. UPDATE:

The College of Alabama has provided present Texas Tech commit Calvin Simpson Hunt. The Waxahachie, Texas native dedicated to Tech again in November and is likely one of the extra extremely regarded cornerback commits at 6-0, 175-pounds.

Simpson Hunt introduced the provide on social media: 

Commits are, after all, allowed to alter their minds up till signing day, however Simpson Hunt has given no indication that he will transfer his dedication.

MAY 12, 9:00 am UPDATE:

Whereas McGuire and firm are identified for hitting the highschool recruiting path laborious, the NCAA switch portal has change into a robust complement for brand new teaching employees and long-tenured faculty coaches alike. 

Texas Tech is taking part in within the combine increasingly more into the New 12 months, and an All-Pac-12 performer is now on the radar. Defensive lineman Jermayne Tauinaola Lole, who has 28 profession begins beneath his belt at Arizona State, entered the portal simply earlier than the Might 1 deadline and he is planning a number of official visits. 

Tech is about to obtain one, on Might 27, earlier than a last choice is to be made. Saying the plans on social media, Lole can even see Louisville, Florida, and Oregon on an official foundation. 

Throughout his final full season of motion in 2020, Lole earned the best grade amongst defensive inside gamers within the Pac-12 with a rating of 85.9 – 3.3 factors greater than another convention participant and good for thirteenth amongst all FBS inside linemen, in response to Professional Soccer Focus.

Lole is initially from California, prepping at Lengthy Seaside (Calif.) Poly, one of the crucial well-known highschool soccer applications within the nation. 


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