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February 5, 2014

Whitehouse QB expected to give Texas Tech depth

Patrick Mahomes was the Texas AP player of the year and is joined by Cibolo Steele running back Justin Stockton, who picked the Red Raiders over Baylor, Oklahoma and UCLA.

Players signed: 25

Tarrant-area signees: 0

Offense: Tech picked up Texas AP player of the year Patrick Mahomes, who is expected to add depth at quarterback after the postseason transfers of Michael Brewer and Baker Mayfield. The Red Raiders also landed a solid recruit in Cibolo Steele running back Justin Stockton, who picked the Red Raiders over Baylor, Oklahoma and UCLA.

Defense: Irving defensive back Michael Coley provided the Red Raiders a National Signing Day surprise when he signed early on Wednesday. Coley was previously uncommitted and is one of eight defensive backs signed by the Red Raiders. Tech also added Argyle safety Connor Wilson to fill the unit’s outside linebacker slot.

Immediate impact: Cornerback Nigel Bethel could have elected to stay closer to home with offers from Miami and BCS national champion Florida State, but the four-star recruit chose Lubbock and signed with the Red Raiders.

Player Pos. Ht./Wt. School
Dakota Allen LB 6-2/228 Humble Summer Creek
Cameron Batson WR 5-8/175 Okla. City Millwood
Nigel Bethel II DB 5-8/168 Miami Washington
Robert Castaneda OL 6-5/318 Round Rock
Michael Coley DB 6-3/185 Irving
Byron Daniels WR 6-0/180 San Antonio Madison
Shaquille Davis OL 6-4/320 Mt. San Antonio CC
Jakari Dillard WR 6-4/180 Princeton
Derrick Dixon DB 5-10/195 Dallas Skyline
Demarcus Felton RB 5-7/179 Houston Dekaney
Payton Hendrix DB 6-3/191 Dallas Bishop Dunne
Jah’Shawn Johnson DB 5-10/170 Ennis
Josh Keys DB 6-2/180 Miss. Gulf Coast CC
Devin Lauderdale WR 5-11/170 Navarro JC
Rika Levi DL 6-2/350 San Mateo (Calif.) CC
Tevin Madison DB 5-10/160 Fayette County (Ala.)
Patrick Mahomes QB 6-3/215 Whitehouse
Keland McElrath DL 6-6/290 Coahoma (Miss.) CC
Justin Murphy OL 6-6/290 Belton
Dominique Robertson OL 6-5/300 Riverside (Calif.) CC
Ian Sadler WR 5-10/194 Argyle
Marcus Smith DL 6-3/305 Highland (Kan.) CC
Justin Stockton RB 5-9/180 Cibolo Steele
Brandon Thorpe DL 6-5/275 Highland (Kan.) CC
Connor Wilson DB 6-2/205 Argyle

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