Another running back will join the Texas Tech football team as Demarcus Felton faxed in his letter of intent to join the Red Raiders on Wednesday, Feb. 5.
The all-purpose back from Houston joins 21 other Tech football signees — including surprise commit/signee Michael Coley — who also faxed in their letters of intent on National Signing Day, as well as three early signees.
Other Wednesday signees include quarterback Patrick Mahomes, running back Justin Stockton, wide receivers Byron Daniels, Jakari Dillard, Ian Sadler and Cameron Batson; offensive linemen Dominique Robertson, Shaquille Davis, Justin Murphy and Robert Castaneda; defensive tackle Marcus Smith, defensive linemen Rika Levi and Brandon Thorpe; linebacker Dakota Allen, cornerbacks Tevin Madison and Nigel Bethel; and defensive backs Jah’Shawn Johnson, Derrick Dixon, Payton Hendrix and Connor Wilson.
Tech’s Wednesday signees
■ DEMARCUS FELTON, 5-7, 175, RB, Spring Dekaney: Carried 252 times for 1,916 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior and carried 237 times for 1,708 yards and nine TDs as a senior. ... Named Class 5A second-team all-state after his junior season by the Associated Press Sports Editors. ... First-team all-District 13-5A as a senior. ... Committed to Tech in April.
■ BRANDON THORPE, 6-5, 270, DE, Highland (Kan.) Community College: Tucker (Ga.) HS
■ RIKA LEVI, 6-2, 350, DT, College of San Mateo (Calif.): Named defensive player of the year and first-team all-American on the JC Athletic Bureau/California Community College Football Coaches Association all-America team. ... Had a hand in 25 tackles during freshman year with seven tackles for loss and three sacks. Was in on 39 tackles as a sophomore, including 12 tackles for loss and three sacks. ... Chose Tech over Washington, Oregon, Missouri and Kentucky. ... Attended San Francisco South City High School, where he had six sacks for a 9-3 team as a senior.
■ BYRON DANIELS, 6-1, 168, WR, San Antonio Madison: Member of A-J state Top 100 recruiting list. ... Made 47 receptions for 1,008 yards and 16 touchdowns as a sophomore, 47 receptions for 737 yards and 13 TDs as a junior and 72 catches for 1,128 yards and 12 TDs as a senior. ... First-team all-District 26-5A as a senior. Helped team go 11-4 and reached Class 5A Division I semifinals. ... Also offered scholarships by Houston, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Tulsa.
■ DOMINIQUE ROBERTSON, 6-5, 300, OT, Riverside (Calif.) City College: Top blocker on team that finished 10-2. Named all-California Region IV by the JC Athletic Bureau/California Community College Coaches Association. ... Originally committed to Kansas State. Also had scholarship offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Fresno State, Texas A&M, Washington State and West Virginia. ... Attended Redlands (Calif.) East Valley HS. Named second-team all-Inland Area as a senior in 2011.
■ PAYTON HENDRIX, 6-3, 190, S, Dallas Bishop Dunne:
■ PATRICK MAHOMES, 6-3, 180, QB, Whitehouse: Member of Avalanche-Journal Fabulous 44 list of the state’s top prospects. ... Named Class 4A player of the year in Texas by The Associated Press. ... Completed 58 percent of his passes for 4,597 yards and 50 touchdowns as a senior with six interceptions. ... Completed 56 percent as a junior for 3,839 yards and 46 TDs with nine interceptions. ... Also rushed for 1,201 yards and 21 TDs over the last two seasons. ... As a sophomore on varsity, intercepted five passes and recovered two fumbles. ... Is considered a potential pro baseball draft pick in June. ... Son of former Major League pitcher Pat Mahomes. ... Committed to Tech in April over offers from Oklahoma State, Houston and Rice.
■ SHAQUILLE DAVIS, 6-4, 320, OT, Mt. San Antonio (Calif.) College: Named first-team all-American on the JC Athletic Bureau/California Community College Football Coaches Association team. ... Also offered scholarships by California, Louisiana Tech, Purdue, Cincinnati, Fresno State, San Diego State, Colorado State and Florida Atlantic. ... Played offensive and defensive line at Pomona (Calif.) Claremont HS. Was credited with 67 tackles in three-year varsity career, including four sacks for a 7-4 team as a senior.
■ NIGEL BETHEL II, 5-9, 173, CB, Miami (Fla.) Washington: Helped high school team to back-to-back state championships. Made 32 tackles as a senior with 13 pass breakups and two interceptions. ... Credited with 26 tackles and four interceptions his junior year. ... Committed to Miami before switching to Tech. ... Received scholarship offers from at least 19 programs, most notably Florida State, Tennessee, UCF, Duke, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Washington State, West Virginia and Utah. ... Also a top track athlete whose time of 21.13 seconds last spring ranked tied for 25th in the nation among wind-legal times.
■ JAH’SHAWN JOHNSON, 5-10, 172, S, Ennis: Member of A-J state Top 100 recruits. ... First-team all-District 15-4A as a junior.
■ DERRICK DIXON, 5-8, 186, S, Dallas Skyline: Member of A-J state Top 100 recruits. ... Named Class 5A second-team all-state after his junior season by the Associated Press Sports Editors. ... First-team all-District 9-5A as a senior.
■ IAN SADLER, 5-11, 190, IR, Argyle: A-J state Top 100 prospect. ... Two-time unanimous District 10-3A MVP. ... All-purpose player for Class 3A Division II state champions who finished 16-0 in 2013. Named Class 3A second-team all-state by the Associated Press Sports Editors. ... Rushed 133 times for 1,001 yards and 23 touchdowns and caught 38 passes for 665 yards and 12 TDs. ... As a junior, rushed 51 times for 382 yards and 15 TDs and caught 49 passes for 1,004 yards and 12 TDs. Team went 11-2. ... Caught 53 passes for 1,115 yards and 12 TDs as a sophomore and 11 passes for 145 yards as a freshman. ... Committed to Tech in April. Also offered scholarships by Iowa State, Minnesota and North Texas.
■ JUSTIN STOCKTON, 5-9, 165, RB, Cibolo Steele: Member of A-J Fabulous 44. ... Carried 160 times for 1,521 yards and 15 touchdowns as a sophomore. Carried 200 times for 2,044 yards and 30 TDs as a junior. Carried 182 times for 2,169 yards and 38 TDs as a senior. ... District 28-5A most valuable player as a senior. ... Qualified for Class 5A state track meet as a junior and finished eighth in the 100 meters with a time of 10.83 seconds. ... Committed to Tech in January 2013. Also offered scholarships by Baylor, Boise State, Oklahoma and UCLA.
■ CAMERON BATSON, 5-9, 173, WR, Oklahoma City Millwood: Named Gatorade high school player of the year in Oklahoma. ... Played quarterback and cornerback on a team that went 14-1, losing in Class 2A state championship game. Passed for 2,137 yards and 30 touchdowns and rushed for 1,338 yards and 19 TDs. ... Defensively, made nine interceptions as a junior and 10 as a senior. ... During junior year, caught 26 passes for 598 yards and six TDs and rushed for 347 yards and four TDs. ... Carries 4.0 grade-point average, ranks No. 1 in graduating class and is senior class president. ... Also offered scholarships by Arizona State, Kansas, Washington State and Tulsa.
■ MICHAEL COLEY, 6-2, 185, DB, Irving: Chose Tech over offers from Vanderbilt, Louisiana Tech and UT-San Antonio
■ DAKOTA ALLEN, 6-0, 220, LB, Humble Summer Creek: Member of A-J state Top 100 recruits. ... Chosen by coaches as defensive MVP of District 19-4A as a senior. ... As a junior, was credited with 102 tackles with 10 tackles for loss. ... Had a dozen scholarship offers, most notably from Colorado, Illinois, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma and TCU.
■ MARCUS SMITH, 6-3, 315, DT, Highland (Kan.) Community College: Signed a financial aid agreement with Texas Tech in December, but is still attending spring-semester classes at his community college. ... Has two years to play two seasons. Received honorable mention all-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference in 2013. Was credited with 49 tackles and 41/2 sacks. ... Also offered scholarships by Alabama-Birmingham, Western Kentucky and Temple. ... Attended Wadesboro (N.C.) High School.
■ ROBERT CASTANEDA, 6-4, 315, OG, Round Rock: Named District 16-5A lineman MVP as a senior. ... First-team all-District 16-5A as a junior. ... Originally committed to Kansas State. Also offered scholarships by Houston, Purdue and TCU.
■ CONNOR WILSON, 6-1, 200, S, Argyle: Chose Tech over offers from Houston, Kansas State, Minnesota, North Texas and SMU.
■ JAKARI DILLARD, 6-4, 190, WR, Princeton: Member of A-J state Top 100 recruiting list. ... Made 31 catches for 461 yards and four TDs as a sophomore, 45 receptions for 557 yards and 12 TDs as a junior and 44 catches for 702 yards and 11 TDs as a senior. ... Three-time all-district first-team receiver for Class 3A school and twice an all-district punter. ... Committed to Tech in August 2012. ... Also offered scholarships by Arizona State, Illinois, Mississippi, Mississippi State, North Texas and Syracuse. ... Son of former Oklahoma and NFL defensive lineman Stacey Dillard.
■ JUSTIN MURPHY, 6-7, 276, OT, Belton: First-team all-District 8-5A as a senior. ... Ranked as top recruit in Central Texas by Waco Tribune-Herald. ... Also offered scholarships by Houston, New Mexico, North Texas, Oklahoma State, Rice, SMU and Texas State. ... Both parents were athletes at Rice, his father also playing tackle and his mother throwing shot put for track and field team.
■ TEVIN MADISON, 5-11, 165, CB, Fayette County, Ala.:
Tech’s early signees include:
■ DEVIN LAUDERDALE, 5-10, 175, WR, Navarro College: Signed with Texas Tech last year and again in December after spending the fall semester at Navarro College and playing his freshman season. ... Caught 33 passes for 669 yards and six touchdowns in 2013. Named second-team all-Southwest Junior College Football Conference. ... Member of the Avalanche-Journal Fabulous 44 last year when he was a highly sought recruit out of Houston Bellaire High School. Received more than two dozen scholarship offers out of high school, including ones from Alabama, Arizona, Auburn, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and UCLA.
■ KELAND MCELRATH, 6-4, 290, DT, Coahoma (Miss.) Community College: Was third on his team last season with 42 tackles, two tackles for loss, a sack and a fumble recovery. ... Also had scholarship offers from Kansas, Kentucky and West Virginia. ... Attended Ripley (Tenn.) High School.
■ JOSH KEYS, 6-2, 191, S, Gulf Coast (Miss.) Community College: Seminary (Miss.) HS.