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Texas Tech adds 11 in early signing for new coach Wells

December 19, 2018

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech added 11 players on the first day of the early signing period Wednesday, less than three weeks after Matt Wells became the new Red Raiders coach.

Among the signees were quarterback Maverick McIvor and defensive back Alex Hogan, early commits to the Red Raiders who initially de-committed after Kliff Kingsbury was fired Nov. 25 before meeting with the new coaching staff. Wells was named Tech’s coach on Nov. 29.

“This is a good start to this signing class,” Wells said. “The thing that I appreciate about this class is their willingness to open up their homes and their hearts to our staff and just allow us to listen to their story. This is a solid start and there are more to come in January.”

McIvor’s senior season at San Angelo Central was cut short by injury, but as a junior threw for 3,415 yards with 43 touchdowns and ran for 870 yards. He had seven TD catches as a receiver as a sophomore.

Tech signed two offensive lineman, including 6-foot-11, 345-pound Trevor Roberson from Wellington, Texas. There were also two wide receivers and two tight ends.

Ventura Community College transfer Travis Koontz, a 6-5, 260-pounder, was considered one of the nation’s top tight end prospects. He was the only signee from outside the state of Texas.

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