The news of Tommy Tuberville leaving Texas Tech for Cincinnati played on the emotions of several Red Raider commitments. Three-star running back Jalen Rhodes (Rowlett, Texas/Rowlett) was one of several shocked by Tuberville’s sudden move.
With Tuberville’s announcement, Rhodes said he will have to keep an eye out on the rest of the Texas Tech coaching staff. While he said he’s still set on playing for Texas Tech, the immediate future could determine whether or not Rhodes puts on a Red Raiders uniform next season.
“It all depends on the coaching staff and their plans,” said Rhodes, a 5-foot-8, 180-pound running back. Until I get news whether there will be major changes or not, I am committed.”
Rhodes committed to Texas Tech late June, choosing the Red Raiders over offers from UTSA, North Texas, Colorado State, New Mexico and New Mexico State. Texas Tech and UTSA were Rhodes’ final two choices.
Rhodes shined at a Texas Tech satellite camp in Rockwall, Texas, in June, running the 40-yard dash in 4.44 seconds. The camp took place June 10, and two days later, he was offered.