Texas Tech: Current State of the Program Initial Thoughts: Wow, what to do about DE's... I currently have one DE on the roster and a need of three to recruit minimum. I'm hoping to get a decent JUCO or a minimum of a three star to start next year. If it doesn't work out, I can always move one of my OLBs down. Of course, I'd rather not do that but it's a tough situation. Offense seems to be solid and intact. Taylor Potts has a great arm and has great pocket presence for a pocket passer (72 spd). Baron Batch returns as well as future star SO RB Harrison Jeffers. Tramain Swindall headlines the WRs after coming off of a 76rec/1,046yds/5td year and is poised to possibly make a run for some pre and postseason awards. We lost a lot of really solid starting lineman in Brandon Carter (LG), Shawn Byrnes (C), and Marlon Winn (RT). There is a lot of young talented OL on the roster to fill in so hopefully things will run smoothly. Defense, besides the DEs, will be a solid group next year. They are returning 7 starters. The only glaring hole seems to be the DEs. Ryan Haliburton should have a solid first year starting but the opposite DE spot will be in flux until the offseason has passed. The DTs are solid with Colby Whitlock and Chris Perry penciled in as starters at this point. Colby Whitlock goes without saying but Chris Perry (True JR) is a big boy at 6'3" 308lbs and he is expected to do really good things in the middle. The LBs are returning two impact players in Brian Duncan and Bront Bird. They were the leading tacklers of the team a year ago. They will only get better with another year under their belt. The secondary will return three starters in LaRon Moore (CB), Franklin Mitchem (FS), and Cody Davis (SS). Jamar Wall was a steadfast CB during his career at Tech and his position will be up for grabs throughout this offseason. CBs Nathan Stone and Taylor Charbonnet are expected to battle it out. Special Teams are, for the most part, intact. K Matt Williams will return for his Junior year after he was 22/23 in FGs, boasting a 95%. Donnie Carona (P) returns for his senior year. Aaron Crawford (HB) will more than likely resume kick returns and Harrison Jeffers will return punts once again. My predecessor (CPU) did a decent job at recruiting what the team didn't need and didn't really have a board set up for success this offseason. Here are the numbers for recruiting: Players: 51 Recruits Signed: 6 Scholarships Available: 13 Here are the recruits that have been signed: 4 star WR (#5) Greg Griffin - South Houston, TX 4 star DT (#12) Jon Kirby - Raymondville, TX (JUCO) 4 star RB (#14) Ronald Ward - Dickinson, TX 3 star FB (#4) Ryan Fitzpatrick - McAllen, TX 3 star OG (#30) Rodney Webb - Azle, TX 3 star TE (#40) Kevin Hines - Waxahachie, TX I will post a recruiting evaluation week by week as I sign them. I'm glad to be part of this dynasty and I look forward to the competition next year. Especially those hated AGGIES!