Tech adds more offensive firepower with Brumfield commit
Texas Tech’s 2018 offensive class has really taken shape over these past few weeks with Tech receiving the cherry on top on Thursday.
Covington (LA) running back Devin Brumfield announced his commitment to the Red Raiders on Thursday evening, becoming Tech’s first running back commit and the 18th overall commit.
Brumfield always knew he wanted to wrap things up before the season and the “family feel” of Texas Tech pushed him to his commitment.
“I kind of wanted to get the decision over with before the season started,” Brumfield said. “kind of have a place that I could call home, so that I could focus on my season. I felt Texas Tech was the place for me in that regard.”
“Just being there, it had that family environment that I was looking for. It just felt like home. Even just getting to have my mom come up with me the second time and get that feel for it. She was so excited. That’s how I knew it was home, and I knew I wanted to be a Red Raider.”
Brumfield committed to Tech with more than 13 offers to his credit, including offers from Utah, Mississippi State, West Virginia, and Missouri among others. It was the family environment and relationship with the coaches that won out for Tech.
“The schools that I chose to decide between were all great schools, but coach Juluke had a big role in my commitment in the end. I think just having that relationship with Juluke is what helped make my decision and it is ultimately what pushed me towards the Red Raiders.”
“When I gave the coaches a call and told them I wanted to commit there, they were all really excited which was very exciting for me. The coach who was looking forward to it the most was actually the o-line coach. He was so hyped about it. That is my guy, so I had to make sure to talk with him and chat it up with him. He was so excited.”
Brumfield’s interest in Tech was definitely not a secret. The three-star running back visited Frisco for the team’s spring scrimmage in April and took two visits to Lubbock on his own dime with the second visit really sealing the deal.
“It was actually the first time to see the lockers and everything. Seeing that actually helped my decision a lot. Facilities are a big part of recruitment, and I really love what Tech is doing. I was honestly in love with Texas Tech the first time before I saw all that and that just made it a lot better.”
Standing at 5-foot-10 and 220 pounds, Brumfield is built a little bit differently than previous Texas Tech running backs. The 220-pound back is excited to bring a different dimension to the table.
“I’m a bit bigger than most of Tech’s usual running backs. I’m looking forward to being that workhouse and bringing that punch to the offense. I’m going to be the best teammate possible and help the team in any way.”
When Brumfield says he is going to be bringing “the punch” to the Tech offense, look no further than his 385 pound bench press max, 550 pound squat, or his devastating stiff arm to prove his point.
When Brumfield says he is going to be a “workhorse” for Texas Tech, he means it because being a workhouse running back is all he has ever known. Brumfield is a three-year varsity starter at Covington and owns the school record with 4,242 rush yards and 52 touchdowns. Oh, and he hasn’t even played his senior year yet…
“Tech is getting a guy that is going to give it 110 percent all the time and they are getting a great running back in me.”