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Tech adds commitments from 3 Cedar Hill players

Don Williams
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

As soon as Texas Tech hired Joey McGuire to be its next head football coach, McGuire wasted no time going to work and rounding up future Red Raiders.

On his first day on the job Monday, McGuire secured oral commitments from three players from his old high school. Cedar Hill cornerback Jalon Peoples, defensive end Harvey Dyson and defensive tackle Syncere Massey all announced for the Red Raiders on social media within hours of McGuire's hiring.

Peoples, listed at 6-foot and 175 pounds, has been offered scholarships by more than 30 programs, according to recruiting services, and was committed to Kansas between June and September.

In addition to being offered scholarships by Baylor, Kansas State and Oklahoma State, Peoples attracted offers from five schools apiece in the Southeastern Conference and the Big Ten, four from the Pac-12 and two from the Atlantic Coast Conference, as well as one from second-ranked Cincinnati.

New Texas Tech head football coach Joey McGuire speaks to the crowd during his introductory press conference Tuesday at Jones AT&T Stadium. McGuire earned the commitment of three players Monday night.

Dyson, listed at 6-3 and 260, has attracted offers from Arizona, Kansas State and SMU, among others.

Massey, listed at 6-5 and 280, switched his commitment to Tech from Arizona State, to whom he pledged in early July. He is known to have scholarship offers from 13 schools, most notably from LSU, Missouri, Southern California and Central Florida.

Tech hired McGuire away from Baylor, where he had been a defensive staff member for five seasons and the Bears' associate head coach for the past three of those five. He was head coach at Cedar Hill from 2003 through 2016, leading the Longhorns to 141 victories and three state championships.

Cedar Hill is 6-4 this season. 

The commitments by Peoples, Dyson and Massey give the Red Raiders 12 pledges for this year's recruiting class.