Matt Wells Makes Good on First Big Promise
Matt Wells opened up to Lubbock in his introductory press conference and promised to recruit West Texas.
Lubbock had just seen West Texas playmaker King Doerue leave the state from Amarillo Tascosa to go to Purdue. As a true freshman, Doerue has seven touchdowns and more than 550 yards from scrimmage.
That's production that should be at Texas Tech.
Wells promised to recruit inside out from West Texas, then the rest of Texas, then the rest of the country. This week, Wells nabbed his first big fish, and he's from Midland, Texas.
Loic Fouonji is a Midland Lee Rebel and commits to Texas Tech over Texas, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Kansas, Texas A&M, Arizona, USC and more.
The 6'4" wide out has dominated this year, racking up 68 catches, 1,400 yards and 22 touchdowns and has his team in a 3rd round playoff matchup against Southlake Carroll. If you want to support the newest Red Raider, the game is at Shotwell Stadium in Abilene at 5 p.m. Saturday, November 30th.
Fouonji puts the Red Raiders recruiting class at 4th in the Big 12 just a month away from signing day. And Matt Wells and his staff aren't done.
That's the highest ranking the Red Raiders have earned since finishing 2015 with a 3rd ranked recruiting class led by Breidan Fehoko. Also in the 2015 class were Keke Coutee, Broderick Washington, Donta Thompson, Terrance Steele, Madison Akamnonu and Corey Dauphine.
The Red Raiders still need depth at nearly every position, so nothing is out of the question for the final 5 to 10 spots in this class. It could also be heavily supplemented by JUCO guys and Grad Transfers, something we saw in Wells' first class last winter.