|Offers:||Texas Tech, Air Force, Tulsa|
|High School:||Heritage Hall (Oklahoma City, OK)|
|Commitment Date:||October 9, 2021|
Before the game, Texas Tech added their 9th commitment to the 2022 class in Heritage Hall receiver Gavin Freeman.
— Gavin Freeman (@TheGavinFreeman) October 9, 2021
RedRaiderSports’ Matt Clare spoke with Freeman about his commitment, where his father went to school and another former Red Raider footballer who went to Heritage hall:
Freeman grew up watching Big 12 football, including Texas Tech football, and knew he wanted the opportunity to play college football in the conference.
“My Dad went to Oklahoma and played there, and I grew up watching Big 12 football my entire life. I watched both Oklahoma and Texas Tech over the years, and I always knew that Texas Tech was somewhere I wanted to play. Some of the biggest games and best atmospheres are found in the Big 12 conference, and I’m excited to become a part of that at Tech.
“Of course Wes Welker played at Tech, and everyone knows he played at Heritage Hall, but the main reason I wanted to make my commitment to Texas Tech was the coaching staff. The way they treat you, the way they talk about you and how much success that I can have there as a Red Raider. The relationships I built with the Tech coaches were a huge part of my decision, I felt completely comfortable with them.”
There’s a lot there so check it out.
On Freeman’s Twitter profile it says he runs a 4.42 40-yard dash and a 10.8 100m which are all pretty legitimate athletic metrics, especially the 4.42. Now, if you are judging this situation as I did based on offers, then watch the video. Freeman’s start-stop is special and it is what separates him from any other player. Freeman has ridiculous ability to change direction and field plus his ability to jump and his timing for the high point of the jump probably indicates he’s got that hand-eye thing figured out pretty well.
Size. that’s the kicker. Freeman isn’t particularly big and maybe he’ll grow, but someone with that much athletic ability usually gets picked up pretty quickly if they are 6’1″ and at 5’10” there’s a bigger risk because bigger guys just hold up a bit more than smaller guys in football.