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Texas Tech football coach Joey McGuire continued on Monday to add players with speed to his recruiting class. So did Tech track and field coach Wes Kittley.
Marquez "Macho" Stevenson, a 6-foot-2, 170-pound sprinter from Shreveport (La.) Captain Shreve, committed to the Red Raiders. In his announcement, Stevenson said he will be competing for the football and track teams.
Playing for a 10-2 team last season, Stevenson caught nine passes for 262 yards and five touchdowns in nine games. The Red Raiders are recruiting him as a cornerback prospect.
At the 2021 AAU Junior Olympic Games at Turner Stadium in Humble, Stevenson ran the 400 meters in 46.85 seconds for second place in the boys' 15-16 age division. According to milesplit.com, Stevenson had season-best times on the track this year of 10.59 seconds in the 100 meters, 21.51 in the 200 and 47.18 in the 400.
Stevenson also has been offered scholarships to play football from Mississippi State, Indiana, Austin Peay, Grambling, New Mexico State and Sam Houston State, according to recruiting services.
He's the second football recruit Tech has added in the past week known for his achievements on the track. Miquel Dingle, a 6-2, 205-pound inside linebacker prospect, has run the 110-meter hurdles in 13.56 seconds, putting him among the top 10 high-school hurdlers in the nation this year.
Tech 2023 commitments
The following high-school juniors have made oral commitments to Texas Tech for the Red Raiders' 2023 class. Oral commitments are non-binding until a player signs a letter of intent.
Jake Strong, 6-2, 200, QB, Justin Northwest; L.J. Martin, 6-2, 205, RB, Canutillo; Demarion "D.J." Crest, 6-3, 185, WR, El Paso Parkland; Kaleb Smith, 6-1, 175, WR, Frisco Reedy; Tyrone West, 6-2, 185, WR, Humble; Chris Palfreeman, 5-10, 160, IR, Fort Worth All Saints Episcopal; Kaden Carr, 6-5, 300, OT, Lubbock-Cooper; Dylan Shaw, 6-4, 290, OT, Corpus Christi Flour Bluff; Daniel Sill, 6-5, 260, OT, College Station; Amier Washington, 6-4, 260, DE, Orange Little Cypress-Mauriceville; Tre'Darius Brown, 6-4, 315, DT, Natchitoches (La.) Central; Jayden Cofield, 6-3, 325, DT, Manor; Isaiah Crawford, 6-4, 210, OLB, Post; John Curry, 6-3, 187, ILB, Coronado; Miquel Dingle, 6-2, 205, ILB, Duncan (S.C.) Byrnes; Anquan Willis, 6-1, 220, OLB-RB, Wichita Falls Rider; Marcus Ramon-Edwards, 6-4, 205, S-OLB, Trinity Christian; Jmaury Davis, 6-0, 180, S, Clarendon; Brenden Jordan, 6-0, 185, S, Mansfield; Chapman Lewis, 6-1, 170, S, Burleson Centennial; Calvin Simpson-Hunt, 6-0, 175, CB, Waxahachie; Marquez "Macho" Stevenson, 6-2, 170, CB, Shreveport (La.) Captain Shreve.
This article originally appeared on Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Louisiana sprinter Macho Stevenson commits to Texas Tech in two sports