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Tech continues including expertise with dedication from 2024 RB Johann Cardenas

The most recent addition to Texas Tech’s 2024 class is St. Thomas (TX) operating again Johann Cardenas.

Cardenas matches the mildew of a Texas Tech recruit below head coach Joey McGuireas he is one other prospect who excels on the monitor as effectively, operating a private finest 11.13 100 meter again within the spring.

Cardenas was an All-District performer after placing up 1,371 all-purpose yards and 18 touchdowns as a junior, and he selected the Crimson Raiders over provides from Colorado, Colorado State, SMU and UTSA.

Cardenas introduced his resolution on Thursday, January twelfth and says it was one thing he had been fascinated with for some time.

“Me and my household had been speaking about it for some time now however particularly Tech. Kinda what coach McGuire is doing over there, it was his first 12 months and he already obtained them to a bowl recreation, they beat Ole Miss from the SEC. That alone is fairly loopy Different issues like location and the truth that they’re within the Massive 12. It is a large convention so I do know I am gonna be going towards actually good competitors at Tech and the groups we’ll be competing towards as effectively.”

Cardenas took a number of visits to Tech this previous 12 months. He initially visited in April for a spring apply, returned in June for a camp and once more in October for the house win vs West Virginia. He was additionally on the Texas Bowl win in Houston final month. Simply being round campus and the power from the followers was undoubtedly one thing that caught Cardenas’ consideration, too.

“I feel (the followers) are simply completely insane. Being within the surroundings at any time when I used to be on the West Virginia recreation, you already know this 12 months West Virginia wasn’t actually the very best, however tons of individuals had been there supporting. Even in my dedication there was a lot love from the followers, I didn’t anticipate that I do know me committing can be a reasonably large deal to Tech and to the followers, contemplating what number of likes I’d get on my tweets and all the things at any time when I’d merely go on a go to, however I undoubtedly didn’t anticipate that.”

Cardenas’ has began to develop an excellent relationship with all the workers, particularly along with his future place coach Kenny Perry.

“I’ve linked with a number of the coaches and even the recruiting workers however the coaches I largely discuss to have been coach Perry, coach McGuire, coach Ortiz, and coach Blanchard. Soccer is in fact extraordinarily vital to them however they do see their gamers as greater than soccer gamers I can inform that they really love their gamers and care about them as folks as effectively.

(With coach Perry) it actually simply relies upon, I’d say we discuss as soon as per week or as soon as each two weeks however we’re in touch fairly usually, simply checking in on one another.”

Cardenas turns into the seventh verbal commit of the 2024 class, becoming a member of quarterback Will Hammond, receiver Ivan Carreon, offensive lineman Holton Hendrix and Kasen Lengthy, and athletes Chandlin Myers and Lorenzo Johnson Jr. The category is at the moment ranked among the many high 10 within the Rivals Group Recruiting Rankings.

“I simply dedicated so I have not actually talked to them an excessive amount of however we’ve a gaggle chat and everybody in there’s attempting to get different ’24s to go in. That was one other factor about me committing this early, I imply these guys they’ve a lot expertise and so they’ve already dedicated early of their junior years, in order that was one other factor that helped make this resolution simpler.

(So far as recruiting others) I do know a couple of folks, Dakyus Brinkley, he is right here in Katy, I used to play junior excessive ball with him and he has a suggestion from Tech and some different faculties.”

Cardenas’ subsequent alternative to be in Lubbock might be for Junior Day on March 4th, which he plans to attend.

Now dedicated and finished with the method, Cardenas says Tech followers ought to anticipate a tough employee and somebody who will give all of it for the group.

“Me personally, I am not a really cocky particular person. I’ve all the time kinda made {that a} objective for myself to not be a cocky particular person as a result of I do have God-given skills and so I am unbelievably blessed, however on the identical time I additionally make it my objective to be the toughest employee wherever I am at. If that is within the class of 2024, my objective is to outwork these youngsters in any means attainable and even at school ball I be certain to be the instance and be the hardest-working particular person though I’ve had loads of success in relation to recruiting and school consideration.”

Cardenas is at the moment ranked by Rivals as a 5.6 three-star recruit, although there’s loads of time for that to extend over the low season.

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