Earlier this week, we talked about the recent defensive tackles offered and now we’ll get to the defensive ends that Texas Tech has offered as of late.
Andrew Fitzgerald (6-5/247) Marcus (Flower Mound, TX)
The word on Fitzgerald is that his brother attends Texas Tech, so there’s the thought that he might want to play for the good guys. I don’t know how much that would play into his decision, but it’s something. Very mature for his size and very strong, although Fitzgerald is not as quick as some defensive ends, but with his frame, this is more of a strongside defensive end and not a weakside defensive end. Physically, he’s ready right now.
Houston Miller (6-3/228) Keller (Keller, TX)
Really loved seeing some of the special teams stuff, you get a better idea as to the type of athlete that Miller is. Same thing with seeing him as a stand-up linebacker. Not as big as some of the other defensive ends, but he can play. Took an official visit to Texas Tech, but I think he’s touring all over the place this spring (which all kids should do if they can).
Malcolm Roach (6-4/245) Madison Prep (Baton Rouge, LA)
Just physically dominating. Texas Tech is his best offer right now, but he’s a heavy LSU lean, i.e. if the offer from LSU happens, he gone.
Noah Jones (6-5/255) Southmoore (Moore, OK)
I absolutely love this guy’s film and this is another guy that Texas Tech is out early on. This is the kind of guy that I want. A bit under the radar, but he could really fill out and be a terrific player.
Ryan Becker (6-6/230) Marble Falls (Marble Falls, TX)
You have to get a minute or so into his film to get some of the defensive plays, and goodness gracious is he good in space. He’s tall and skinny, but he’s rangy and strong and relentless.
Teton Saltes (6-4/240) Valley (Albuquerque, NM)
I think that Mike Smith is recruiting new Mexico and this is another guy that I really like. He’s a basketball player that started playing football somewhat recently and he’s really fluid athletically.
Keith Sullivan (6-7/250) Aldine (Houston, TX)
A very recent offer for Texas Tech, and when I saw his height and weight, I thought he’d play just outside without much containment on the run and that’s not what I saw. His height could be a problem and he doesn’t seem to play upright, but that could happen. He doesn’t look like he’s carrying 250, but maybe he is.
Keanu Salepaga (6-5/270) La Mirada (La Mirada, CA)
Another recent offer and his name is Keanu. If he’s really 270, that’s huge for a high school defensive end.