Recruiting on the Plains: 2022 RB Bryson Donnell Commits to Texas Tech

Commit #1 of the day.


Height: 5’11”
Weight: 198
Position: Running Back
Offers: Texas Tech, Colorado, Arkansas, Colorado State, Houston, Kansas, Louisiana, Louisiana Tech, Nevada, New Mexico, Princeton, Purdue, San Diego State, Stephen F. Austin, Texas State, Tulsa, UTSA, Western Kentucky
High School: Tyler Legacy (Tyler, TX)
Video: Hudl
Commitment Date: June 22, 2020
Cumulative Rating: 86.78

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Texas Tech added their third commitment, the first of the day, in Tyler Legacy running back Bryson Donnell.

This is a pretty significant pick-up for the Red Raiders, Donnell has a whole mess of offers, lots of Power 5 offers, and not that this indicative of excellence, it’s at least a consensus.

Donnell ran for 641 yards on 85 carries and had 11 touchdowns as a sophomore, and then turned it up last year, rushing 155 times for 1,134 yards and 11 touchdowns. Not a huge pass-catcher, he at least seems proficient.

RedRaiderSports’ Matt Clare spoke with Donnell about his visit:

“I knew that I wanted to commit to Texas Tech from the moment we arrived for the official visit. Coach (Eron) Hodges met us at the beginning of the visit, and I felt the vibe and it was a family thing from there. It just felt good and I felt comfortable there with the coaching staff.

“Even talking with some of the players like Tahj Brooks, J.J. Sparkman and others made me feel comfortable with my decision. I was able to talk with them and learn more about what it is like playing for Texas Tech, what the coaches are like and things like that.”

As always, go read the whole thing.

Donnell’s video is pretty terrific, especially from the standpoint that there appears to be no players who can beat him to the edge, which means that the speed is pretty darned real. Donnell doesn’t have a ton of wiggle inside, but when so many of his runs involving out-running everyone, that’s pretty much the offense. Donnell does run very tough, I like seeing those videos where he’s dragging and running through defenders as well as making blocks in the backfield, either opening up holes or pass-blocking.


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