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Texas Tech lands 2015’s No. 1 QB over Texas, Texas A&M and everyone else


Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury will finally have his quarterback in 2015. Stephenville, Texas quarterback Jarrett Stidham has committed to playing for Texas Tech in 2015.

Stidham is the nation’s top ranked dual-threat quarterback, a four-star dual threat according to He held offers from all of the big name programs around the country, including Alabama, Ohio State, Oregon, Clemson, Miami, Michigan. Two other big name programs worth noting are Texas and Texas A&M. The Aggies may be set on their quarterback situation in due time, and the Longhorns may have a developing situation as well, but this is a major recruiting victory for Kingsbury and the Red Raiders. It was Texas Tech’s early recruiting efforts that helped keep an edge on the competition.

“First of all, Tech was the first school to ever recruit me when Tommy Mainord and Neal Brown were back there,” Stidham said to Red Raider Sports. “So that kind of holds a special place in my heart just because they were the first ones to put themselves out there for me.”

Texas Tech has been battling all sorts of quarterback instability since Kingsbury was named head coach. If he can keep his head above water in 2014, then he will be rewarded in 2015 with one of the prize recruits in the Class of 2015. Not only that, but Stidham represents one of the highest rated recruits to commit to Texas Tech in years.

According to Red Raider Sports, Stidham hopes to be able to graduate high school in December, which would allow him to enroll at Texas Tech next spring. If he can do that, he will be able to get a jump on practicing with his new teammates and make a push for the starting job in 2015.

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9 Responses to “Texas Tech lands 2015’s No. 1 QB over Texas, Texas A&M and everyone else”
  1. goodfieldnohit says: Mar 7, 2014 9:48 PM

    Good for Kliff.

    And Kevin, A&M has no need for a QB in next year’s class, since they signed the #1 HS QB in this year’s class.. I guess you just needed to bloviate, huh?

  2. Kevin McGuire says: Mar 7, 2014 9:54 PM

    I thought I made that point with a link to somehting I wrote earlier tonight about Texas A&M’s quarterback situation. Perhaps I should have been more direct about it in this one. Apologies!

  3. thefiesty1 says: Mar 7, 2014 10:02 PM

    Are they going to let him transfer after his eligibility is up?

  4. ningenito78 says: Mar 7, 2014 10:53 PM

    @goodfieldnohit try reading the article. And those words highlighted in blue? You can click on them an they will take you to another article. Just in case you’re just learning how the World Wide Web works.

  5. Professor Fate says: Mar 7, 2014 11:39 PM

    “Jarrett Stitham” ? Did Kingsbury recruit this guy thinking he was getting Stidham?

  6. billmead1976 says: Mar 8, 2014 1:28 AM

    Whoa…isn’t this David Sills’ year? Thought he would be the number one qb?

  7. chill98 says: Mar 8, 2014 7:44 AM

    A&M fans are ecstatic that he went to Tech, because this means they have a better shot at landing Kyler Murray. A&M only offered Stidham as a back-up plan.

  8. derekgorgonstar says: Mar 8, 2014 9:48 AM

    Was he in The Transporter?

  9. theallegedone says: Mar 8, 2014 8:35 PM

    A & M just signed Kyle Allen, the #1 QB THIS YEAR. So what’s the point of going after this kid?

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