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Louisiana Tech 2018 Signing Class

With both the Early Signing Period and National Signing Day in the books, what does Tech’s 2018 class look like?

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For the first time, we saw two separate signing periods. Most recruits signed in the early period in December, but the rest signed on Wednesday, the traditional National Signing Day.

With that now settled, let’s take a look at how the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs fared in 2018.

La Tech 2018 Class

Name Position Height Weight Previous School State 247 Composite HS/JUCO
Name Position Height Weight Previous School State 247 Composite HS/JUCO
Aaron Allen QB 6-0 175 Ridge Point TX ⭐⭐⭐ HS
BeeJay Williamson S 6-0 176 Horn TX ⭐⭐⭐ HS
Brandon Floyd LB 6-3 215 Trinity Valley CC TX ⭐⭐⭐ JUCO
Broderick Calhoun CB 5-10 155 Horn TX ⭐⭐⭐ HS
Christian Henderson OL 6-5 290 Greenwood MS ⭐⭐⭐ HS
Connor Taylor LB 6-1 228 Snow College UT ⭐⭐⭐ JUCO
Davon Harris WR 5-5.5 165 West Feliciana LA ⭐⭐⭐ HS
Derek Turner S 5-11 190 West Feliciana LA ⭐⭐⭐ HS
Isaiah Windmon LB 6-2 190 John Ehret LA ⭐⭐⭐ HS
Maureese Wren WR 6-3.5 216 Horn TX ⭐⭐⭐ HS
Steven Shaw DT 6-4 240 Manvel TX ⭐⭐⭐ HS
Tahj Magee WR 5-10 180 Franklinton LA ⭐⭐⭐ HS
Trey Baldwin LB 6-2 235 Trinity Valley CC TX ⭐⭐⭐ JUCO
Wayne Toussant WR 5-10 160 Plaquemine LA ⭐⭐⭐ HS
Willie Allen OL 6-7.5 300 Tyler JC TX ⭐⭐⭐ JUCO
Xavier Lodge S 5-10 180 Woodlawn LA ⭐⭐⭐ HS
Biron Rossell OL 6-4 273 W Memphis Christian AR ⭐⭐ HS
DeAndre Marcus RB 6-0 205 Ruston LA ⭐⭐ HS
DJ Jackson DT 6-1 270 West Mesquite TX ⭐⭐ HS
Elijah Hines RB 5-8 170 Memorial TX ⭐⭐ HS
Walker Hankinson OL 6-5 250 Alamo Heights TX ⭐⭐ HS
Eric Dunn OL 6-6 250 Kentwood LA HS

La Tech’s 2018 class ranks 75th nationally, third in Conference USA. The Bulldogs signed 22 players total in 2018, consisting of a quarterback, two running backs, four wide receivers, and five lineman on offense. In addition, Tech signed two defensive linemen, four linebackers, and four defensive backs. These signees come in the form of 16 three-stars and five two-stars, with just one unranked player via 247.

Although not part of this signing class, it should be noted that Tech also recently added graduate transfer kicker Bailey Hale from Eastern New Mexico, a Division II school. He comes with two years of eligibility, and could see playing time immediately with record-setting kicker Jonathan Barnes gone.

Skip Holtz made only sparing use of the JUCO ranks with just four. Three of these are linebackers, a position Tech could use some experience in with Russell Farris now gone. Holtz also signed a high school linebacker, as well. The only other JUCO transfer is lineman Willie Allen. He originally signed with LSU before transferring to Tyler JC. He comes with three years of eligibility and is a big get for the Dawgs.

With Jarred Craft and Boston Scott both out the door, Tech needed some running back depth. They got that with two backs, including Ruston High School’s own DeAndre Marcus. The Bulldogs also signed five wide receivers, a position that should be set for the next several years with only a couple of seniors in 2018. One of these, Maureese Wren, is the highest rated recruit in the class as a high three star.

In the secondary, Tech has some young but talented corners already, and only signed one. But with Secdrick Cooper and DaMarion King graduating, some depth at safety was needed, and three were signed.

Louisiana Tech spends plenty of time in the Lone Star State with four conference mates in Texas, not to mention three bowl games in the DFW area over the past four years. It has paid off, as Tech’s signing class is led by Texas with 11 signees. Eight more come from the boot, with one each from Arkansas, Mississippi, and Utah.

All in all, this is a solid recruiting class with plenty of talent. In 2017, Tech signed just five three stars. There are 16 this year. Significant boost, and it should help Tech win on the field for the next few years.