High School Football

Texas Tech lands 4-star prospect Erik Ezukanma

Erik Ezukanma is headed to Lubbock. He’s going to be Texas Tech Red Raider.

Down to Texas Tech, SMU or Utah, the star receiver from Keller Timber Creek made his decision at 6:30 p.m. on NBC’s Inside High School Sports, KXAS/Ch. 5.

Ezukanma made an official visit to Utah on Oct. 7 and an unofficial one to SMU on Sept. 30. SMU coach Chad Morris flew by helicopter to see the Falcons play Weatherford on Oct. 13.

A 4-star prospect listed 6-2 and 185, Ezukanma made the Associated Press Class 6A all-state team in 2016 after recording 88 catches, 1,494 yards and 20 touchdowns. He was named District 3-6A Offensive MVP.

The senior wrapped up this season with 42 receptions for 766 yards and 10 touchdowns.

According to 247 Sports, Ezukanma had 13 scholarship offers which also included Arkansas, Houston, Kansas, Missouri, Ole Miss, TCU, Texas A&M, UT-San Antonio, Washington State and Wisconsin, but cut it down to three on Oct. 19.

Ezukanma has had a nice two-year stretch for the Falcons.

In the season opener last season vs. Irving Nimitz, Ezukanma set single game school records with 12 catches and 259 yards only to break those numbers with 14 catches and 272 yards vs. Denton three weeks later.

He had 100 or more yards in 10 games the past two seasons. He caught five touchdowns against Weatherford last year.

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