Texas Tech football signing list

February 3, 2010 6:18:26 PM PST
Tommy Tuberville vowed to continue the pass-heavy offense when he was named as Texas Tech's next coach. He also said he'd focus on improving the Red Raiders defense.

On Wednesday, Tuberville tended to both statements, signing six offensive players -- including Denton Ryan standout quarterback Scotty Young (8,962 yards, 129 TDs in two seasons) -- and 17 defensive players.

Eight of the defensive players are linemen, a move "that will pay dividends," Tuberville said.

Texas Tech had hoped to land Kadron Boone, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound wide receiver from Ocala, Fla., ranked in the top 150 recruits by ESPN.com and Rivals.com. He'd given the Red Raiders an oral commitment in August, four months before the university fired Mike Leach.

Instead, Boone signed with LSU.

Football signees announced Wednesday by Texas Tech, with name, position, height, weight, school and hometown:

    Dartwan Bush, dl, 6-1, 255, Brazoswood HS, Clute, Texas
    Aleon Calhoun, ol, 6-7, 315, Navasota (Texas) HS
    Joe Carmical, lb, 6-2, 231, Monticello (Ark.) HS
    Beau Carpenter, ol, 6-7, 275, Sulphur Springs (Texas) HS
    Lawrence Cayou, dl, 6-3, 230, McDonogh 35 HS, New Orleans
    Coby Coleman, dl, 6-3, 283, Frankston (Texas) HS
    Shawn Corker, wr, 6-1, 180, Cardinal Gibbons HS, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
    Delans Griffin, rb, 6-0, 180, Clinton (Okla.) HS
    Cqulin Hubert, lb, OLB, 6-1, 215, Eisenhower HS, Houston
    Urell Johnson, db, db, 6-0, 176, O. Perry Walker HS, New Orleans
    Mike Jones, dl, 6-3, 267, Kempner HS, Sugar Land, Texas
    Donald Langley, dl, 6-2, 295, Copiah-Lincoln (Miss.) CC
    Desmond Martin, db, 6-0, 178, Stony Point HS, Round Rock, Texas
    Benjamin McRoy, ath, 5-10, 163, Lakeland (Fla.) HS
    James Polk, ol, 6-7, 290, Elsik HS, Houston
    Russell Polk, db, 5-11, 200, Carter HS, Dallas
    Tre'Vante Porter, db, 6-0, 176, Carl Albert HS, Midwest City, Okla.
    Jackson Richards, de, 6-4, 240, Carroll HS, Southlake, Texas
    Lawrence Rumph, de, 6-4, 275, Navarro (Texas) JC
    Brandon Smith, db, 6-1, 175, Central LaFourche HS, Raceland, La.
    Scott Smith, dl, 6-7, 275, Butler (Kan.) CC
    Phillip Warren, db, 5-9, 175, Southridge HS, Miami
    LaVaughn Whigham, ath, 6-1, 180, Southridge HS, Miami
    Zach Winbush, lb, 6-2, 205, Clemens HS, Schertz, Texas
    Scotty Young, qb, 6-3, 190, Ryan HS, Denton, Texas