247Sports updated it rankings for the top recruits in the 2021 class on Tuesday ahead of an open evaluation period and several of these prospects are top Texas Tech targets. The Red Raiders are hot on the recruiting trail after its run to the national championship game and signing its best class in program history.
With that success, Chris Beard and Tech are aiming higher than ever with 15 of their reported scholarship offers for the 2021 cycle being doled out to recruits in the 247Sports Top 150.
“Recruiting here is not hard. We’ve got one of the best universities in the country,” said Beard when asked by Inside the Red Raiders about his staff’s success on the recruiting trail. “I kind of laugh when people talk about location. Location’s what makes Lubbock in my opinion one of the all-time great college towns in our country. We’ve got a great academic institution, we have caring fans, we have great facilities. I mean this is what we should be doing. We should be involved with some of the best recruits in the country and that’s what we’re striving to do.”
The following is a list of 2021 Texas Tech offers and how their rankings have changed with the update.
Jonathan Kuminga: The 6-foot-8 forward from Our Savior New American School in Centereach, NY received a bump up one spot to the top of the rankings. It’s worth noting he’s the younger brother of Texas Tech forward Joel Ntambwe who just transferred in.
Terrence Clarke: The 6-foot-7 guard from Brewster Academy in Boston, MA held firm at No. 3 in the nation overall. Texas Tech offered him on June 15.
Moussa Diabate: The 6-foot-9 forward from DME Academy in Daytona Beach, FL dropped down three spots to No. 15 in the country.
Harrison Ingram: The 6-foot-7 forward from St. Marks in Dallas, TX jumped up five spots to No. 16 in the nation overall.
Devin Askew: The 6-foot-3 guard from Mater Dei in Santa Ana, CA moved up three spots to No. 17 in the country. The Red Raiders offered back in October.
Langston Love: The 6-foot-4 guard from Cibolo (TX) Steele was previously unranked, but checks in at No. 19 in the latest update.
Jerrell Colbert: The 6-foot-9 center from Texas Christian in Houston, TX jumped up five spots to No. 20 in the nation.
Manny Obaseki: The 6-foot-2 guard from Allen, TX made one of the biggest leaps up the rankings, some 14 spots, up to No. 21. Inside the Red Raiders interviewed Obaseki recently about his offer from Texas Tech. Look for that story on ITRR soon.
Kennedy Chandler: The 6-foot-1 guard from Briarcrest Christian in Memphis, TN fell six spots to No. 28.
Josh Taylor: The 6-foot-8 forward from Greensboro Day School in Greensboro, NC fell seven spots to No. 51.
DaRon Holmes: The 6-foot-8 forward from Millennium in Goodyear, AZ jumped up five spots to No. 53 in the country.
Will McClendon: The 6-foot-3 guard from Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas, NV fell 10 spots to No. 67.
KJ Adams: The 6-foot-6 forward from St Andrew’s Episcopal in Austin, TX was previously unranked, but checks in at No. 81 in the latest update.
Ben Gregg: The 6-foot-8 forward from Clackamas, OR was previously unranked, but checks in at No. 128 in the latest update.