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June 14, 2013

Tech's 2014 class is shaping up nicely

Louisiana Tech had a wave of commitments this week as three players committed this week. With a quarterback, running back, and two wide receivers on board; the offense is off to a good start.

Quarterback Price Wilson from Marietta, Ga. jumped on board Thursday. The 6-1 206-pound prospect had offers from Southern Miss, Buffalo, and nearly the entire eastern half of Conference USA including Marhall, FIU, and Middle Tennessee.

Tech set a solid foundation to its 2014 class with four commitments from two key recruiting locations. Brodrick Jefferson, a 5-9 receiver from Parkway in Bossier City, La. and Jarred Craft, a 6-0 running back from Haughton, La., give the Bulldogs a really good start in the always important Shreveport-Bossier area. A 6-2 linebacker, Quanta Moore, from Edna Karr and 6-3 wide receiver Marlon Watts from St. Augustine make two verbals from the hotly contested city of New Orleans.

With a quarterback, two recievers, and a running back in hand, the offense is off to a good start. Now comes time for Tech to load up on help up front. The Bulldogs need five to seven offensive linemen in this class and have offers out to several. Look for a ton of activity in future weeks as the coaching staff goes after literally a ton of big men.

The sixth commitment for Tech is 6-5 defensive end Jaylon "Jay" Ferguson from West Feliciana HS in St. Francisville. The three-star commitment is Tech's highest rated so far and arguable most coveted. Ferguson had offers from Memphis, Mississippi State, N.C. State, Tulane and UCF.

Middle linebacker and a big-time pass rusher were two key needs for the defnese in this class. The Tech coaching staff has gone a long way in answering that call with Ferguson and Moore. Look for more commitments from the back seven of the defense soon. Some names to watch are 6-1 DB Blaise Brown from St. Augustine, 6-4 LB Kevante Lowery from Smackover, Ark., and 6-3 LB Josh Ehambe from Arlington, Texas remain top targets.

Tech is in good position as the heat of summer activity rises. The coaches can focus in on getting bigger inside on both offense and defense as well as taller and faster in the defensive backfield.

It appears the new conference and the new coaching staff have the excitment level in Ruston at a high point heading into the 2013 season. The recruits are definitely noticing what's going on at Louisiana Tech.

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