National Signing Day 2011: Texas Tech

By Betesy Blaney
|  Wednesday, Feb 2, 2011  |  Updated 5:00 PM CDT
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National Signing Day 2011: Texas Tech

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LUBBOCK, TX - SEPTEMBER 18: Head coach Tommy Tuberville of the Texas Tech Red Raiders talks with Will Ford #7 during play against the Texas Longhorns at Jones AT&T Stadium on September 18, 2010 in Lubbock, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Tommy Tuberville;Will Ford


Tommy Tuberville got a few pleasant surprises in his first start-to-finish recruiting run as Texas Tech coach.

Three out-of-state defensive players Tuberville hadn't counted on ended up signing with the Red Raiders on Wednesday. They included a pair of Pennsylvania high school linebackers in Branden Jackson and Desimon Green and defensive end Leon Mackey of Mississippi.

Tuberville also picked up Cooper Washington, a defensive end from nearby Muleshoe who had orally committed to Oklahoma.

Tuberville often said last season he was looking for a tight end. He got one in 6-foot-5, 237-pound Jace Amario from San Antonio.

Jace Amaro, te, 6-5, 237, MacArthur HS, San Antonio
Michael Brewer, qb, 6-1, 175, Lake Travis HS, Austin, Texas
LeRaven Clark, ol, 6-6, 275, Rockdale (Texas) HS
Justin Cooper, lb, 61, 205, University HS, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Ronnie Daniels, ath, 6-1, 195, La Cueva HS, Albuquerque, N.M.
Blake Dees, lb, 6-1, 234, Spanish Fort (Ala.) HS
Derek Edwards, wr, 6-1, 163, Brenham (Texas) HS
Sam Eguavoen, lb, 6-2, 220, Lakeview Centennial HS, Garland, Texas
Kindred Evans, dl, 6-6, 215, South Grand Prairie HS, Grand Prairie, Texas
JJ Gaines, db, 5-11, 175, Nimitz HS, Irving, Texas
Jakeem Grant, wr, 5-8, 157, Horn HS, Mesquite, Texas
Desimon Green, lb, 6-5, 230, Clairton (Pa.) HS
Branden Jackson, lb, 6-4, 220, McKeesport (Pa.) HS
Marcus Kennard, wr, 6-4, 185, Butler (Kan.) CC
Leon Mackey, dl, 6-5, 260, Hinds (Miss.) CC
Bradley Marquez, rb/wr, 5-11, 173, Odessa (Texas) HS
Tony Morales, ol, 6-3, 300, Sam Houston HS, Arlington, Texas
Alfredo Morales, ol, 6-3, 287, Sam Houston HS, Arlington, Texas
Donte Phillips, dl, 6-2, 255, Homestead HS, Mequon, Wis.
Jeremy Reynolds, db, 5-9, 163, Dudley HS, Greensboro, N.C.
LaDarrin Robertson, ath, 6-3, 215, Longview (Texas) HS
Cooper Washington, dl, 6-4, 225, Muleshoe (Texas) HS
DeAndre Washington, rb, 5-9, 183, Marshall HS, Missouri City, Texas
Dennell Wesley, dl, 6-2, 310, Butler (Kan.) CC
Kenny Williams, rb, 5-10, 206, Hendrickson HS, Pflugerville, Texas
Matt Wilson, ol, 6-7, 270, Coldspring Oakhurst (Texas) HS
Otis Wright, ath, 6-0, 185, Dillard HS, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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