EJ Holland dallasnews.com
Texas Tech is on a roll on the recruiting trail.
Just a little over a week after landing four-star Mesquite Horn offensive lineman Conner Dyer, the Red Raiders pulled in another commitment from a highly touted offensive lineman. This time it was four-star Arlington Bowie tackle Madison Akamnonu.
Akamnonu picked Texas Tech over fellow finalist Oklahoma. The 6-foot-5, 270-pounder also held offers from the likes of Arizona State, Baylor, Ole Miss, TCU and Texas.
“To be honest, Tech’s been my favorite for a while,” Akamnonu told 247Sports.com. “It was just that I wanted to make sure, so that’s why I went to Oklahoma. It really put it into perspective that I wanted to go to Tech.”
247Sports.com ranks Akamnonu as the No. 16 offensive tackle and No. 165 overall player in the nation. Texas Tech now has the No. 41 recruiting class in the country, which puts the Red Raiders ahead of Big 12 foes Baylor and Oklahoma.
Akamnonu is the ninth commit in Texas Tech’s 2015 class and fourth offensive lineman. He joins the aforementioned Dyer, Frisco Centennial’s Trace Ellison and Riverside C.C.’s Lio Lafaele.