For Texas Tech football, the 2015 recruiting class is already loaded with elite talent, and could be the most exciting class to come through Lubbock in years.
Although it is early in the 2015 recruiting process, recruiter Eric Morris and head coach Kliff Kingsbury have already collected six commitments from recruits in Texas, California and Hawaii.
With Kingsbury as the new fresh face in Lubbock, the level of recruiting talent has escalated. The 2015 class contains two players who were recruited by and received offers from Nick Saban and the University of Alabama. Jarrett Stidham and Breiden Fehoko both declined Saban’s offers in favor of Texas Tech, making them the highlights of the 2015 class.
Stidham is a four-star recruit and a dual-threat quarterback out of Stephenville, Texas. At 6-foot-3, 190 pounds, he could challenge starter Davis Webb for playing time. Stidham committed to Texas Tech on May 7th.
Fehoko is a four-star defensive tackle out of Honolulu. Fehoko stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 290 pounds already as a junior in high school. He had 103 tackles and 24.5 sacks in 2013, making him a target for football programs across the nation. On top of his offer from Alabama, Fehoko received offers from Clemson, Oklahoma, Texas A&M and others. Fehoko committed to Texas Tech on April 14th and commented joining forces with Stidham in 2015.
“I’ve been in contact with Jarrett for awhile,” Fehoko said. “He’s my boy. I’ve been close with him and we sat with each other and decided we’re going to start something great. It’s going to be special here at Tech.”
Stidham and Fehoko are joined by four other three-star recruits, including a pair of offensive lineman with size: the 6-foot-4, 300-pound Lio Lafaele and the 6-foot -6, 285-pound Trace Ellison. Both have the size and strength to help protect the quarterback , and continue Tech’s tradition of massive offensive lineman. Running back Corey Dauphine and linebacker D’vonta Hinton complete the talented 2015 class.
With recruiting still under way, these six standouts are likely to be joined by others. As Kingsbury continues to pick and choose his desired targets, the 2015 class has the potential to be one of the most gifted classes to role through Lubbock.
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