Houston-area tackle picks Red Raiders

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Texas Tech coach Joey McGuire has commitments from 22 high-school prospects of the Red Raiders' 2023 recruiting class. McGuire said last week he plans to sign 23 to 25 players.
Texas Tech coach Joey McGuire has commitments from 22 high-school prospects of the Red Raiders' 2023 recruiting class. McGuire said last week he plans to sign 23 to 25 players.

The Texas Tech football team got a commitment Friday night from Nick Fattig, an offensive tackle from League City Clear Springs.

Fattig, listed by his high-school team as 6-foot-5 and 280 pounds, announced for the Red Raiders on social media. According to recruiting services, Tech is the first power-five conference program to offer Fattig a scholarship.

Among his 14 scholarship offers are ones from five Ivy League schools and three service academies. He'd fielded others from Louisiana-Lafayette, Nevada-Las Vegas, North Texas, Northwestern State, Tulane and UT-San Antonio.

Fattig was named first-team all-District 24-6A and first-team all-Galveston County last season as a junior for a 7-5 team. Clear Springs lost in the second round of the Class 6A Division I playoffs to eventual state champion Galena Park North Shore.

Fattig is the 22nd recruit and the fourth offensive lineman to pledge to the Red Raiders for the class of 2023.

He's the third player this week to choose Tech after the Red Raiders picked up commitments from Marquez "Macho" Stevenson, a 6-2, 170-pound cornerback prospect from Shreveport (La.) Captain Shreve, and Braylon Rigsby, a 6-3, 280-pound defensive tackle from Woodville, a Class 3A Division I school in East Texas.

On Thursday, the Red Raiders lost a commitment from Waxahachie cornerback Calvin Simpson-Hunt, who switched his pledge to Ohio State. Tech was the first school to offer Simpson-Hunt a scholarship and got his commitment in November. He subsequently became a hot commodity, attracting scholarship offers from Alabama, Florida, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Texas among others.

Tech 2023 commitments

The following high-school juniors have made oral commitments to Texas Tech for the Red Raiders' 2023 class. Oral commitments are non-binding until a player signs a letter of intent.

Jake Strong, 6-2, 200, QB, Justin Northwest; Demarion "D.J." Crest, 6-3, 185, WR, El Paso Parkland; Kaleb Smith, 6-1, 175, WR, Frisco Reedy; Tyrone West, 6-2, 185, WR, Humble; Chris Palfreeman, 5-10, 160, IR, Fort Worth All Saints Episcopal; Kaden Carr, 6-5, 300, OT, Lubbock-Cooper; Nick Fattig, 6-5, 280, OT, League City Clear Springs; Dylan Shaw, 6-4, 290, OT, Corpus Christi Flour Bluff; Daniel Sill, 6-5, 260, OT, College Station; Amier Washington, 6-4, 260, DE, Orange Little Cypress-Mauriceville; Tre'Darius Brown, 6-4, 315, DT, Natchitoches (La.) Central; Jayden Cofield, 6-3, 325, DT, Manor; Braylon Rigsby, 6-3, 280, DT, Woodville; Isaiah Crawford, 6-4, 210, OLB, Post; John Curry, 6-3, 187, ILB, Coronado; Miquel Dingle, 6-2, 205, ILB, Duncan (S.C.) Byrnes; Anquan Willis, 6-1, 220, OLB-RB, Wichita Falls Rider; Marcus Ramon-Edwards, 6-4, 205, S-OLB, Trinity Christian; Jmaury Davis, 6-0, 180, S, Clarendon; Brenden Jordan, 6-0, 185, S, Mansfield; Chapman Lewis, 6-1, 170, S, Burleson Centennial; Marquez "Macho" Stevenson, 6-2, 170, CB, Shreveport (La.) Captain Shreve.

This article originally appeared on Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: College football: Houston-area tackle picks Red Raiders