December 19, 2007

Red Raiders expect to add three today

In most years, the early junior college signing period isn't a big event for the football program of Texas Tech, but this year, it's nothing if not eventful.

Today, Tech is adding three defenders to their roster, all of whom figure to make an immediate impact next season.

McKinner Dixon will be making his return to the Hub City after a brief stint at Cisco JC, having left Tech a year and a half ago following a standout freshman season due to academic woes.

"I can't even tell you how excited I am to finally be getting back to Lubbock," said Dixon. "It's such a relief to have it all done and just know that I'm going to be getting this opportunity. I've matured a lot on and off the field since I've been gone, and it's just nice to make it official that I'm a Red Raider again."

Jarrell Routt is actually signing with the Red Raiders for the second time after spending the last 18 months at Coffeyville Community College in Kansas. The 6-foot corner originally signed with Tech in 2006 and should give Tech a needed infusion of 4.4 speed.

"I'm already back in Texas," explained Routt. "That's how excited I am to be getting to Tech. It's an honor and I can't wait to get there and start working. I've been looking forward to this for a very long time and I can't explain how much it means to me that Tech's staff stuck with me since high school. Hopefully I can repay them on the field."

Brandon Sesay, one of the most sought-after junior college defenders in the country, chose Tech over 70-plus written offers from across the nation and looks to be one of the best defensive recruits in the Leach era.

"I'm real excited," said Sesay. "I'm still out in California, but I'll be there on the 7th of January. It feels really good to officially be a Red Raider. It's a relief to be done with recruiting and to only have to worry about getting down and starting my time at Texas Tech.

Sesay, who was a Georgia commit out of high school, makes no bones about what he hopes to accomplish at Tech.

"Oh, man, we've got to bring home some BCS wins, you know what I'm saying?" he asked rhetorically. "Texas Tech needs to get us some BCS game wins. That's what we need to be doing."

Though all three are showing up at Texas Tech with a different story and each will arrive via a different path, all three defenders hope to accomplish the same thing: take Texas Tech's defense to the next level.

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