A look at Texas Tech’s class of 2013 signees:
■ DAVIS WEBB, 6-4, 200, QB, Prosper: Member of A-J state Top 100 recruits list. ... Graduated high school at mid-term and enrolled at Tech in January. ... Completed 210 of 359 passes as a senior for 2,658 yards with 23 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Also rushed 120 times for 589 yards and 12 TDs. ... As a junior playing for Class 5A Keller, completed 200 of 378 for 2,682 yards with 26 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Also ran for 109 yards and a TD. ... Was offered scholarships by Indiana, Iowa, North Texas, Tulsa, TCU, Texas-San Antonio and Utah State. ... Class 4A honorable mention all-state by Associated Press Sports Editors.
Coach Kliff Kingsbury says, “Davis is a natural born leader with a big-time arm. He can make all the throws and is a true student of the game. Davis is always wanting to watch more film, throw on his own and gets other guys to run routes for him.”
■ TYLER MIDDLETON, 6-0, 180, RB, Navarro College: Used as a running back and a slot receiver in 2012. Carried 71 times for 898 yards and 11 touchdowns and caught 16 passes for 213 yards and five TDs. ... Was the second-leading rusher in the Southwestern Junior College Football Conference. ... Named most valuable player in Heart of Texas Bowl, rushing for 119 yards and two touchdowns in a 30-23 victory over Georgia Military. ... As a Midland High senior in 2010, rushed for 1,720 yards and scored 33 touchdowns, breaking a school record set by Baron Batch. ... Has three years of eligibility to play two seasons.
Running backs coach Mike Jinks says, “Tyler has home run-hitting speed and the ability to take every handoff to the house. He has very good vision, and once he sees a hole, he hits it.”
■ DEVIN LAUDERDALE, 5-10, 167, WR, Houston Bellaire: Member of Avalanche-Journal Fabulous 44. ... Four-star recruit by 247sports.com. ... Received more than two dozen scholarship offers, including ones from Alabama, Arizona, Auburn, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and UCLA. ... Played safety as a sophomore, then receiver, running back and return specialist his last two years. ... As a junior, rushed 62 times for 708 yards and five touchdowns; caught 25 passes for 759 yards and 10 TDs; and averaged 20.3 yards on seven punt returns and 28.3 yards on 10 kickoff returns. ... As a senior, caught 27 passes for 583 yards and nine touchdowns and ran 12 times for 127 yards and three TDs.
Co-offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie says, “Devin is absolutely electric with the ball in his hands. He is one of the fastest players in the state of Texas and a great athlete that is dynamic in the return game.”
■ D.J. POLITE-BRAY, 6-0, 175, WR, Lithonia (Ga.) Martin Luther King: Caught 53 passes for 1,063 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior, earning Class 5A first-team all-state recognition from Georgia Sportswriters Association. ... Also had scholarship offers from Louisville, Tennessee and Wake Forest. ... Projected as a split end or flanker in Tech offense.
Co-offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie says, “A very fast, big-time playmaker that has very good ball skills and hands. He uses his vision really well after the catch to make big plays and can make something out of nothing.”
■ DYLAN CANTRELL, 6-3, 202, IR, Whitehouse: Member of A-J state Top 100 recruits list. ... As a junior, caught 87 passes for 1,414 yards and 21 touchdowns, making Class 4A first-team all-state by the Associated Press Sports Editors. ... As a senior, made 67 catches for 1,422 yards and 15 TDs. ... Varsity starter at safety as a sophomore. ... Said he also received scholarship offers from Rice, Wake Forest, West Virginia, Washington State, Minnesota, Navy, Mississippi and Mississippi State. ... Projected as a “Y” inside receiver by Tech coaches.
Co-offensive coordinator Eric Morris says, “Dylan has great ball skills and is a hard-working, big and physical receiver. He loves everything about playing football, from working out, studying and the competition.”
■ CARLOS THOMPSON, 5-9, 173, IR. Manvel: Emerged in his senior year with 67 catches for 1,452 yards and 21 touchdowns. ... Named first-team all-Greater Houston by the Houston Chronicle and District 22-5A offensive most valuable player. ... Committed to Old Dominion in early January. Also had scholarship offers from Louisiana-Lafayette and Houston Baptist. ... Projected to play “H” inside receiver for the Red Raiders.
Co-offensive coordinator Eric Morris says: “His quickness and speed and ability to change directions without having to slow down make him very elusive. He has reliable hands and is dedicated to being the best at his position.”
■ GARY MOORE, 6-6, 211, WR, Clarksville: Member of A-J state Top 100. ... Four-star recruit by 247sports.com. ... Chose Tech over TCU and Tulsa and also had scholarship offer from Missouri. ... As a senior playing linebacker, shared the District 8-2A Division II defensive most valuable player honor with two others. ... As a junior, caught 48 passes for 695 yards and 10 touchdowns and made 84 tackles and two interceptions playing linebacker. Made first-team all-district both ways and second-team all-state receiver by the Texas Sports Writers Association. ... As a junior, was named Class 1A Division I most valuable player by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches. Team won state championship.
■ AARON BENNETT, 6-6, 285, OT, Riverside (Calif.) City College: Helped team go 9-2 this season. ... Was credited with a 94 percent blocking grade with 48 pancake blocks and 68 knockdowns. ... Is Tech’s fifth signee in two years from Riverside City College. ... Attended Redlands (Calif.) High School.
Offensive line coach Lee Hays says, “Aaron has great size and length along with great feet. He has the ability to redirect exceptionally well and has a ton of potential.”
■ BAYLEN BROWN, 6-5, 295, OG-OT, San Antonio O’Connor: Member of A-J state Top 100 prospects list. ... Three-year starter at guard, but projected as a tackle by Tech line coach Lee Hays. ... Three-time first-team all-district selection. ... Graded out at 96 percent and was credited with 53 pancake blocks and 78 knockdown blocks. ... Also had scholarship offers from Baylor, Houston, Mississippi State, Oklahoma State, Purdue, Texas-San Antonio and Tulsa. ... Grandson of the late Bobby Maples, who played 14 years in the NFL at center, making the Pro Bowl in 1968.
Offensive line coach Lee Hays says, “He is a hard-nosed, physical player that moves really well for his size. He has a great work ethic and is very intelligent.”
■ CODY HAYES, 6-6, 260, OG, Fort Worth Eastern Hills: Four-star recruit by 247sports.com. ... Named Class 4A second-team all-state by Associated Press Sports Editors. ... First-team all-District 6-4A. ... Graded 94 percent and was credited with 51 pancake blocks and 79 knockdown blocks in 2012. ... Received late scholarship offers from Oklahoma, Arizona State and TCU.
Offensive line coach Lee Hays says, “His best football is definitely ahead of him. Cody is extremely athletic, plays varsity basketball, has great feet and is very strong. He’s always the first one in line for drills and is extremely competitive.”
■ JOSH OUTLAW, 6-4, 290, OT, Lithonia (Ga.) Martin Luther King: Had two dozen scholarship offers, including eight of the 14 Southeastern Conference schools. Also was courted by Oklahoma, Clemson, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and TCU.
Offensive line coach Lee Hays says, “Josh is one of the best offensive linemen in the country. He’s very athletic, has great feet and is everything you want in a left tackle.”
■ POET THOMAS, 6-6, 295, OL, Franklin, Mich., Country Day: Two-time all-Oakland County selection. ... Played defensive line in high school, but will convert to offensive line for Tech. ... Had at least nine scholarship offers, including Florida at one time. Other notable offers were from Kansas, Colorado, SMU and Toledo.
Offensive line coach Lee Hays says, “Played both offensive and defensive line in high school. Very athletic with great hands. Thomas is very strong right now but will get even stronger after a year with (strength and conditioning) coach (Chad) Dennis.”
■ DEMETRIUS ALSTON, 6-4, 261, DE, Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College: Was credited with seven tackles and a sack in 2012 season opener before suffering a broken leg that sidelined him for the rest of the year. ... Has three years to play three seasons at Tech. ... Originally signed with Cincinnati out of Norcross, Ga., High School. ... Offered scholarships by Cincinnati, Kansas State, Tennessee and Toledo.
Defensive line coach John Scott Jr. says, “Demetrius is a great pass rusher and is very good with his hands. He plays with a high motor along with good pad level and leverage.”
■ ZACH BARNES, 6-3, 225, DE-OLB, Loganville (Ga.) Grayson: Credited with nine sacks and 15 tackles for loss as a senior. ... Team won a state championship in 2011 and a regional title in 2012. ... Originally committed to Tennessee in June. Later chose Tech over Brigham Young. Also had scholarship offers from Indiana, Furman and South Alabama.
Co-defensive coordinator Mike Smith says, “Zach Barnes is a really smart kid. Great athlete. I wanted to find tough kids that can play football, that are smart, that can get lined up. That’s Zach Barnes. He’s a 4.0 student. The kid walks in the room and you just love his presence.”
■ MALIK JENKINS, 6-3, 220, LB, Ennis: Credited with 116 sacks as a senior, when he received first-team all-District 15-4A recognition. ... Originally committed to Washington State. Also offered scholarships by Houston, Rice, North Texas and Stephen F. Austin.
Defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt says, “An explosive player that drives his hips through the tackle. Malik is instinctive and a great all-around football player with an impressive academic resume.”
■ JACARTHY MACK, 6-3, 210, OLB, Lithonia (Ga.) Martin Luther King: First-team all-district in 2011 and 2012. ... Credited with 65 tackles, six tackles for loss and seven sacks as a senior. ,.. Picked Tech over Ohio. Was committed to Louisville from March to December. Also had scholarship offers at different times from South Carolina, Wake Forest and Kansas State.
Co-defensive coordinator Mike Smith says: “An exceptional blitzer that can play multiple positions. He can run, is a great tackler and is explosive and sudden.”
■ KAHLEE WOODS, 6-0, 235, ILB, Sherman: First-team all-District 13-4A in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and honorable mention all-state each of the last two years. ... Was credited with 431 tackles in three-year career. ... As a senior, recorded 139 tackles, five tackles for loss, two sacks, two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and four caused fumbles. ... Went to same high school and played same position as Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt. ... Had scholarship offers from North Texas, Colorado State, New Mexico, Louisiana Tech, Navy, Rice and Wyoming.
Defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt says, “Great leadership skills and has a knack for finding the football. He explodes through impact on tackle and is a great student from a wonderful family.”
■ JALEN BARNES, 5-11, 175, S, Port Arthur Memorial: First-team all-District 21-5A as a senior when he had 54 tackles, one interception and five pass breakups. ... As a junior, had 46 tackles, a sack, four interceptions and two caused fumbles. ... Also received scholarship offers from Houston, Iowa State, Kansas, Louisiana-Lafayette, Mississippi State, North Texas, Oklahoma State, San Jose State, Tulsa and Utah.
Safeties coach Trey Haverty says, “An explosive athlete. He is a hard hitter, very athletic and has a nose for the football. Jalen plays extremely well in space and has a very good change of direction.”
■ DORIAN CRAWFORD, 6-2, 200, DB, Mt. San Antonio College: Registered 35 tackles, two interceptions and four pass breakups as a sophomore for a team that went 11-1. ... All-conference selection. ... Attended San Diego (Calif.) Scripps Ranch High School. Before Mt. SAC, went to Humboldt State, where he redshirted in 2010 and played in 2011. ... Received at least 15 scholarship offers, including ones from California, Utah, Utah State, Toledo and Louisiana Tech.
Safeties coach Trey Haverty says, “Crawford has NFL size, great length, exceptional feet and can play both corner or safety. He is very fluid with good ball skills.”
■ MARTIN HILL, 5-11, 185, S, Pierce (Calif.) College: Credited with 26 tackles, one tackle for loss and one interception in 2012. ... Team finished 9-2 with a bowl victory. ... Moved from wide receiver to cornerback in the spring following his freshman year at Pierce. ... Attended St. Louis (Mo.) Lutheran North High School. ... Also had scholarship offers from Hawaii, Fresno State, Middle Tennessee State and Murray State.
Safeties coach Trey Haverty says, “Martin brings a level of physicality to our secondary that we’re very excited about. He was a great running back and receiver in high school, and you can really see that level of athleticism in his game. He’ll have a great opportunity to come in and compete right away for playing time.”
■ JUSTIS NELSON, 6-2, 168, DB, Dallas Christian: First-team all-district and private schools first-team all-state on both offense and defense. Caught 35 passes for 783 yards and nine touchdowns in 2012. ... Projected to play cornerback or safety for Tech. ... Chose Tech over Air Force and Harvard.
Cornerbacks coach Kevin Curtis says, “Nelson has exceptional length and plays the ball well in the air. He’s like having another coach on the field and is a great student of the game.”
■ DEE PAUL, 5-11, 160, CB, Munday: Member of A-J state Top 100 list. ... As a quarterback, defensive back and kick returner, led Munday to a 15-0 season and the Class 1A Division II state championship. ... Named offensive player of the year for all classifications by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine. ... As a senior, passed for 1,579 yards with 23 touchdowns and four interceptions, rushed for 1,959 yards and 32 TDs and returned five kicks and punts for TDs. ... As a junior, passed for 1,138 yards with 13 TDs and 10 interceptions, rushed for 2,035 yards and 34 TDs and returned five kicks and punts for scores. ... Had 57 tackles, eight interceptions and three fumble recoveries in senior season and 89 tackles, three interceptions and a fumble recovery in junior year. ... Originally committed to SMU and had scholarship offers from Tennessee, Oklahoma State and Baylor. ... Son of the late Blanford Paul, a former Texas schoolboy star from Olney who signed with TCU in the early 1980s.
Cornerbacks coach Kevin Curtis says: “A two-sport athlete that is dynamic with the ball in his hands. Dee is a great leader, great student and a hard worker.”
■ CALEB WOODWARD, 6-1, 190, S, Leander: Played quarterback and wide receiver in high school, but recruited by Tech to play safety. ... As a senior, carried 272 times for 1,654 yards and 24 touchdowns. Caught three passes for 114 yards and two touchdowns. ... All-District 25-4A.
Safeties coach Trey Haverty says, “Woodward is a great student and is able to get people around him lined up and help with their assignments. He is a hard worker and has good feet.”