By: Don Williams on August 9, 2014 - 5:45pm - Add new comment

Kris Williams

Position: Bandit outside linebacker

Ht./wt.: 6-1, 230

Class-Exp.: So.-Sq.

High school: Dallas Bryan Adams

By: Don Williams on August 9, 2014 - 5:40pm - Add new comment

Andre Ross

Position: Bandit outside linebacker

Ht./Wt.: 6-2, 234

Class-Exp.: Jr.-1L

High school: Calvert

Last year: Ross played in five games during the first half of last season and made eight tackles, two pass breakups and a sack. But he was a non-factor in the second half as coaches took him off the practice field and pushed him to concentrate on academics and the adjustment to campus life.

By: Don Williams on August 9, 2014 - 4:22pm - Add new comment

Tech Roster Analysis

Micah Awe

Position: Inside linebacker

Ht./Wt.: 6-0, 223

Class-Exp.: Jr.-2L

High school: Mansfield Summit

Last year: Awe was a regularly used backup who played in every game. He got credit for 58 tackles, which was sixth on the team and third among players returning this season.

By: Don Williams on August 8, 2014 - 5:49pm - Add new comment

Zach Barnes

Position: Defensive end

Ht./wt: 6-2, 221

Class-exp.: So.-1L

High school: Loganville, Ga., Grayson

Last year: Barnes took advantage of opportunity and played in five games as a true freshman, making two tackles. Most of his playing time came as a down defensive end, rather than the special-teams route that so many young players take.

By: Don Williams on August 8, 2014 - 4:59pm - Add new comment

Tech Roster Analysis

Gary Moore

Position: Defensive end

Ht./wt.: 6-5, 226

Class-Exp.: Redshirt freshman

High school: Clarksville

Last year: Moore spent the summer of 2013 training as an outside receiver behind Eric Ward, then moved to defense during the season. A broken foot stalled his progress, sidelining him for the last half of the season and the early part of spring practice.

By: Don Williams on August 8, 2014 - 4:28pm - Add new comment

Tech Roster Analysis

Tyler Middleton

Position: Split end

Ht./Wt.: 6-0, 195

Class-Exp.: Jr.-RS

High school: Midland

Last year: The Red Raiders redshirted Middleton after bringing him in from Navarro College, where he was a conference runner-up in rushing and a bowl game MVP. He spent the fall working mainly at running back, then joined the cornerback competition for spring practice.

By: Don Williams on August 7, 2014 - 6:13pm - Add new comment

Kahlee Woods

Position: Weak inside linebacker

Ht./Wt.: 6-0, 224

Class-Exp.: Redshirt freshman

High school: Sherman

Last year: Woods redshirted and his progress stalled around midseason when he needed arthroscopic knee surgery. Coaches also wanted him to tone his body to make sure he kept his weight in check.

By: Don Williams on August 7, 2014 - 5:57pm - Add new comment

Malik Jenkins

Position: Middle linebacker

Ht./Wt.: 6-1, 212

Class-Exp.: So.-1L

High school: Ennis

Last year: Jenkins played in all but one game as a true freshman, getting most of his time on special teams. He made eight tackles, a sack, a tackle for loss and a pass breakup.

By: Don Williams on August 7, 2014 - 5:43pm - Add new comment

Baylen Brown

Position: Guard

Ht./Wt.: 6-4, 293

Class-Exp.: So.-1L

High school: San Antonio O’Connor

Last year: Brown advanced quickly enough to forgo a redshirt year by the third game. He wound up playing in 11 games and starting the last three against Baylor, Texas and Arizona State.

By: Don Williams on August 6, 2014 - 7:24pm - Add new comment

One of Texas Tech's preferred walk-ons is Braden Marusak, a son of former Red Raiders defensive back Dean Marusak who lettered from 1985-88. Braden Marusak was first-team all-District 3-4A for Amarillo in 2012 and second-team all-District 3-4A last year.

He’s listed at 6-3, 192 pounds and learning the Raider outside linebacker spot. He played safety for the Sandies.