Tech roster analysis: Can White make the most of his chance?

Quinton White

Position: Running back

Ht./Wt.: 5-7, 200

Class-Exp.: So.-1L

High school: College Station A&M Consolidated

Last year: White played in all 13 games, seeing regular work on special teams. He carried 10 times for 130 yards and a touchdown and caught a pass for 5 yards. He needed to show a better understanding of the offense, because his flashy runs were offset by missed assignments that kept him for pushing for more time.

Tech roster analysis: The receiver who stands to benefit most from Kingsbury's desire to go vertical

D.J. Polite-Bray

Position: Split end

Ht./Wt.: 5-11, 183

Class-Exp.: So.-1L

High school: Lithonia, Ga., Martin Luther King

Last year: Coaches decided to forgo a redshirt year for Polite-Bray and used him in eight games as a freshman. Polite-Bray caught only two passes for 5 yards, but it was noteworthy that he was Eric Ward’s top backup by the end of the season, having moved ahead of some veteran receivers.

Tech roster analysis: Fortenberry's set at RT, but had "his best scrimmage ever" at another position

Reshod Fortenberry

Position: Offensive tackle

Ht./Wt.: 6-5, 294

Class-Exp.: Sr-2L

High school: Franklinton, La., Bowling Green

Last year: Fortenberry put a series of injuries behind him and started all 13 games at right tackle, rarely leaving the field when the Red Raiders were on offense. Just before spring practice, he had his senior-year eligibility restored, a consequence of his missing all but three games in 2012.

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.

August 9, 2014 - 10:04pm

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August 9, 2014 - 10:03pm

Tech roster analysis: Williams' quick recovery from ACL surgery puts him in mix

Kris Williams

Position: Bandit outside linebacker

Ht./wt.: 6-1, 230

Class-Exp.: So.-Sq.

High school: Dallas Bryan Adams

Tech roster analysis: Raiders want Ross to bounce back from rocky debut season

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.

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.

August 8, 2014 - 10:01pm

Texas Tech roster analysis:Kingsbury says Awe has chance to be good 'if he'll cut it loose'

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.

The Red Raiders don't need "Dom-O" to dominate as he steps in at left tackle, but he has to show he's capable - and right away - to keep the job.

August 8, 2014 - 9:49pm