Texas Tech head basketball coach Chris Beard was the recipient of some great news Thursday night, as class of 2017 three-star shooting guard Jarrett Culver offered up a pledge to play for the Red Raiders.
Culver, who is a native of Lubbock, took to Twitter to announce his decision, which also included a video of him conducting a mock interview and picking Texas Tech, much to the delight of his family and friends.
“I’ve decided to take my talents to Texas Tech University, “ he said on the video in which he was apparently asked by a friend or family member what school he was committing to.
“EXTREMELY BLESSED to announce the big news,” he proclaimed on the social media site. “I just want to thank God for leading me and guiding through the process. WRECK EM.”’
EXTREMELY BLESSED to announce the big news! I just want to thank God for leading me and guiding through the process! ????????????????????⚫️WRECK EM????????????????⚫️ pic.twitter.com/wCPLb3RS2z
— jarrett culver (@jarrettc08) September 23, 2016
Culver, a 6’5”, 170-pound shooting guard from Lubbock, Texas (Coronado High School) is rated as a three-star recruit according to 247Sports. The site ranks him as the No. 184 overall prospect in the 2017 class and the 42nd-best shooting guard in the country. 247Sports also regards Culver as the 17th-best basketball player in the state of Texas.
He chose the Red Raiders over offers from Louisiana Tech, Texas, Baylor, TCU, Illinois, Memphis, Oklahoma State, Oral Roberts, Rice, Sam Houston State, Santa Clara, Texas A&M, UC Irvine and UT Arlington.
However, given he is from Lubbock, he wanted to stay home and be part of something special with Beard.
Culver will join two junior college recruits (guards Hyron Edwards and Jordan Bangers) in Beard’s 2017 recruiting class.