The Sting Factor: Calvin Simpson-Hunt Moves From Texas Tech to Ohio State
When a major program loses a key hire, Rivals.com looks at its impact on the respective school, analyzing it from the local and national levels. To quantify the “pain” of each downsize, we assign a score from one to 10, with a score not being a big deal and a score of 10 being a catastrophic hit.
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November wasn’t long ago and that’s when Calvin Simpson-Hunt landed his first offer from Texas Technology. He committed to the Red Raiders a few weeks later.
Fast-forward to the last day of June and the 4-star defender from Waxahachie, Texas has nearly 30 offers of which come from some of the most prominent shows in the country.
Finally, after a visit to Texas Tech and Ohio StateSimpson-Hunt made the heartbreaking decision to make the decision to stay committed to the Red Raiders or topple the Buckeyes.
He chose the Big Ten and the national powerhouse.
It’s a huge loss for this Texas Tech class, who have also received tough news in recent days as talent runs again. LJ Martin transferred his pledge from the Red Raiders to Stanford.
However, the coach Joey McGuire is hiring really well in his first year, and Texas Tech has completely made in-state recruiting a big focus.
Calvin Simpson-Hunt is a great initial review and is given by the new coaching staff of Texas Tech. After offering in early November 2021, they were able to get him to commit a few weeks later as his only offer. Technology remained strong while Simpson-Hunt began to receive more interest from programs such as Stanford, Texas, LSU, Florida, Notre Dame, Ohio State and many others. After official visits to Ohio State and Texas Tech, Simpson-Hunt decided to cease operations and has since committed to the Buckeyes.
Simpson-Hunt’s decision really hurts the Red Raiders for one of the better engagements in recent school history. Texas Tech recently received a commitment from Louisiana Macho Stevensonand now they will try to find more targets to add to the class. The only thing that makes it not a number 10 is the fact that it is not a full-back. – Ben Golan, RedRaiderSports.com
Stinging factor: 9
Losing Simpson-Hunt hurts because he could be the game changer in that Texas Tech high school. But the Red Raiders employees deserve a lot of credit for identifying Waxahachie’s standout early on, fulfilling his commitment in the first place, and doing everything they could to retain when the big boys called. arrive. From all indications, Simpson-Hunt had a very difficult time moving to Ohio State and it was a painful decision for him indeed. Even though Texas Tech has fallen short of his commitment, the Red Raiders have made a huge impression on him throughout his hiring process, and that means something is on the way. how this employee will operate. However, this one must have been seriously injured. – Adam G Attorney, National Recruitment Director
Stinging factor: 9