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Pair of O-linemen verbally commit to Texas Tech

Posted: June 18, 2017 - 2:32pm

The Texas Tech football team added a pair of offensive linemen Sunday.

Mansfield Legacy’s Clayton Franks and New Braunfels’ Weston Wright both verbally committed to play for the Red Raiders.

Both Class of 218 prospects announced their respective decisions on Twitter.

“After much prayer and deliberation, I’m proud to announce that I am committing to Texas Tech University!” said Wright, a three-star, 6-foot-6, 290-pound offensive tackle according to 247Sports.

Wright, who was offer May 5 by Texas Tech, held six total offers, including Air Force, Army, New Mexico, Rice, and UT-San Antonio.

New Braunfels High School is the alma mater of Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury. The Red Raiders also held a satellite camp in New Braunfels in previous years.

Wright is one of two Class of 2018 offensive linemen, along with Franks, to pledge to the Red Raiders.

“First I’d like to thank God for giving me wonderful parents and my ability to play football at a level not everyone is luck enough to play at,” Franks wrote toward the beginning of a note he posted to Twitter on Sunday. “I’m so incredibly blessed to be in the position I’m in today. With that being said I’m committing to… TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

Franks, a 6-4, 270 pound offensive tackle, visited Texas Tech back in the beginning of June. He’s rated a two-star athlete and holds four total offers — including New Mexico, New Mexico State and North Texas — per 247Sports.

Franks and Wright, likely, put the cap on what turned out to be a busy week on the recruiting trail for the Red Raiders.

Texas Tech earned committments from Grapevine quarterback Alan Bowman, Lancaster defensive lineman John Graves, Fort Bend Marshall athlete Jabari James, Richmond Foster defensive lineman Cameron Valentine and Forney defensive tackle Jaylon Hutchings.

The 11 total pledges rank the Red Raiders 39th nationally and seventh in the Big 12 per 247Sports Composite Rankings.

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