TechCrunch – In a bid to build on its recruiting prowess, Texas Tech is reportedly set to sign a top-ranked medical recruitor for 2019, according to 247Sports.
The recruiting service first reported the news in a story published Sunday, and 247Sports is confirming it with a source familiar with the situation.
“Texas Tech is in the process of recruiting a top medical recruitress for 2019,” a source with knowledge of the situation told 247Sports on Tuesday.
“They’ve done extensive research and are in the final stages of an extensive interview process.
The person has been in contact with the university for several months, and has been very involved in the discussions.”
The news comes just weeks after TechCrunch reported that Texas Tech had hired a top recruiter, a top assistant recruiter and two top defensive coordinators to help build its recruiting machine.
That article cited an anonymous source close to the program who said the coaching staff would get a top recruiting coordinator and assistant recruitresses.
“The head coach, head assistant coaches, defensive backs and all key staff are all on board with the hire,” the source told 247 Sports.
“I can’t say more about that but it’s all good.”
TechCrunch noted the source added that the head coach and assistant coaches were not involved in hiring the recruiter but the other top positions were filled.
“There are many more recruiting offices around the country that are hiring medical professionals,” the TechCrunch story said.
“As of right now, Texas has not made a hire for a new medical recruitter.
It’s a good sign that they’re not actively recruiting anyone.”
247Sports did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Sources familiar with recruiting processes told 247 the university is expected to name its new recruiting director by the end of the month.
“At the end, it’s going to be a process where it will be a matter of how many positions they get in that process,” the former source told The Texas Tribune.
“That’s why we have the [top] and the assistant and the front office to help us with that.”
247 Sports confirmed the report to 247 Sports on Monday.
The hiring of a top recruit and assistant is no surprise given that Tech is known to be one of the top-rated programs in the country for medical personnel.
The school is currently ranked No. 12 by Rivals and No. 4 by Scout, according a composite ranking compiled by 247Sports and Rivals.com.
Tech has been linked to former Baylor and Michigan defensive coordinator Mike Tice, as well as former Clemson and Miami defensive coordinator Dave Doeren.
In 2019, Texas also added former Texas A&M defensive coordinator Jim Harbaugh, former Oklahoma and Texas A &M offensive coordinator Greg Schiano, and former LSU defensive coordinator David Cutcliffe.
Tech currently has 12 recruiting slots open for the position, according the 247Sports composite rankings.