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3 Star Running Back Garland LaFrance Decommits From Texas Tech

Texas Tech just lost one of the most explosive players in the entire 2018 class

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With the early signing period just over a week away, the pressure for recruits to make sure they are committed to the right school is only increasing. This is one of the biggest decisions they’ll have to make, and one that will impact, at least, the next four years of their lives. It’s no surprise then to see more and more decommitments happening in the lead up to early signing period. Another name to add to the list of growing decommitments is three star running back Garland LaFrance, who tweeted out his decision to back off of his Texas Tech commitment.

THE LAFRANCE FILE

Name POS Location HT WT Decommitted Rivals 247Sports
Garland LaFrance RB New Orleans
LA
5-9.5 170 12/11/2017 ⭐️⭐️⭐️
5.5
⭐️⭐️⭐️
.8465

LaFrance is the seventh decommitment for Texas Tech in their 2018 class. With this decommitment Texas Tech now has the 7th ranked class in the Big 12, and the 51st ranked class nationally. The Red Raiders still have one running back commit in Devin Brumfield.

LaFrance has offers from 10+ schools, but has strongly been linked to TCU and Colorado State recently. Tulane has been pushing hard for LaFrance to stay home in New Orleans to play his college ball, but it seems more likely that he’ll end up out of state.

LaFrance is one of the best athletes in the entire class of 2018. In March at Nike football’s The Opening regional event in New Orleans, LaFrance posted the top score of every competitor present. The score is a combination of your 40 yard dash, a shuttle run, power ball toss, and vertical jump. It also factors in your height and weight. Not only was LaFrance’s 124.20 score the top score in New Orleans, but it was also the 19th best score in the entire country.

Wherever LaFrance ends up, he will be a difference maker on offense working out of the backfield, but also likely seeing some time in the slot.

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