After the Red Raiders received 10 commits within a span of 11 days, the 2019 class calmed down a little bit, with just one commit in the past two and half weeks. However, Texas Tech got two commits in the past hour, which includes Houston defensive back Alex Hogan.
Brandon Joseph also committed, but I did not have one ready, so we’ll have to wait on his post. Before we go over Hogan’s recruitment, here is his measurables and a little info about his recruitment:
Alex Hogan – Cornerback/Returner (Lamar HS, Houston, TX)
Height Weight 40 time Shuttle Vertical Bench Squat 5’11” 170 lbs 4.5 4.4 30″ 200 lbs 385 lbs
Interest: Colorado, Iowa State, Louisville, Memphis, Minnesota, Utah
Hogan first started receiving offers in the winter of 2017, when Memphis extended an offer. His first Power 5 offer was in the following May, and since then he’s been picking up offers.
However, the Red Raiders did not get involved until late April, after he already had 12 offers, which includes six from Power 5 schools. That being said, they were recruiting him hard enough to get a visit from him during the summer. He was also the teammate of current Red Raider Ta’Zhawn Henry last season at Houston Lamar.
The three-star defensive back visited Colorado, Memphis, Texas Tech and Iowa State respectively over the past two months before narrowing his list down to those schools last week. Clay Jennings teased is yesterday, and today we got official word that Hogan had committed to Texas Tech.
Now let’s see what Hogan brings to the football field. Hogan embraces contact, coming over from a zone or off another man to punish the receiver catching the ball. There are also a few plays where he goes through blockers in order to make the tackle.
Hogan also does a good job of tracking the ball and maneuvering around defenders on his way to finding the endzone. He has big play ability, especially with his ability as a kick returner.