Kingsbury lands first commitment 

December, 30, 2012
Navarro College (Corsicana, Texas) running back Tyler Middleton has become the first pledge of the Kliff Kingsbury era at Texas Tech, multiple sources report.

Middleton, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound Midland, Texas native, also received scholarship offers from Louisiana Tech and Middle Tennessee during this recruiting cycle.

He was originally graded as a two-star prep prospect in 2011. At that time, ESPN described him as, "a good productive back, capable of gaining big yardage as a runner and receiver... Although presently flying under the radar as a major level prospect his athletic run and catch production make him a player worth keeping an eye on."

The Red Raiders' class has 12 commitments.