|Offers:||Texas Tech, SMU, Bryant, DePaul, East Carolina, Houston, LSU, McNeese State, Missouri, Old Dominion, Ole Miss, Oral Roberts, Penn State, Rice, St. Bonaventure, TCU, Texas A&M, UT-Arlington, Utah, UTSA, Virginiai Tech, Wichita State|
|High School:||Texas Alliance of Christian Athletes (DeSoto, TX)|
|Commitment Date:||September 30, 2021|
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Texas Tech added the second commitment to the 2022 class in DeSoto forward Robert Jennings, the first being Richard “Pop Pop” Isaacs.
— Robert Jennings (@RJGetBuckets) September 30, 2021
Red Raider Sports’ Ben Golan spoke with Jennings about his commitment to Texas Tech:
“I feel like Texas Tech, their style of play on the defensive end, turning defense into offense, I feel like that really fits my game. I’m a hard-nosed defender, I play with a motor, I play hard, so that’s what really stuck out to me.
To be the player that I want be, to be great at the next level and continue my basketball career, I felt like the fit was going to have to be the best for my style of play and I feel like that’s Texas Tech.”
Golan also spoke to Jennings’ coach about what to expect from Jennings as a player:
What kind of player is Texas Tech getting in Jennings?
“They’re getting a kid that just plays hard, has a college-ready body and translatable athleticism. He’s a great kid that has a growing skillset. Obviously he has versatility as a defender. I think at the college level he’ll be able to guard three, potentially four positions on the floor. He has close to a seven-foot wingspan, I think it’s 6-foot-11 and a half.
Like I said before with his athleticism, he’s a versatile athlete. He’s not just a one-foot leaper but a two-foot leaper. When you talk about athleticism I’m talking about lateral mobility too. I just think they’re getting a versatile forward that can guard multiple spots and impact winning with more than his scoring.”
— Robert Jennings (@RJGetBuckets) April 17, 2021
Jennings is quite advanced for a player his size, being able to play the forward spot, but also being able to handle the ball quite well, has a good mid-range game a very solid jump shot and he really works so hard on defense. Jennings athleticism is terrific around the rim and also has terrific vision for a big man. This is where forwards are headed in terms of modern play, versatile in the sense that they can do everything, handling the ball, good vision, good shooter, long defender. Sign me up on this and Mark Adams is off to a great start in terms of recruiting.