Texas Tech Basketball will be acquiring the 6’5 forward Steffe of Frisco Memorial according to a Fansided article from January 29 which reports,
“Wednesday, the Texas Tech basketball program picked up a verbal commitment from Drew Steffe, a 4-star guard from Frisco, Texas as Mark Adams continues to bring some of the nation’s top talent to West Texas.
The 2023 prospect is rated by 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 124 player in the nation and the No. 12 player in Texas for his class. He’s also rated the nation’s No. 27 shooting guard.
A 6-foot-5, 175-pounder, Steffe visited the Red Raiders this past weekend to take in the West Virginia game, and apparently, that sealed the deal for this talented offensive player. In addition to Tech, he holds offers from the likes of Arizona State, Auburn, Georiga Tech, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, TCU, Xavier, Colorado, and others.
What’s intriguing about Steffe is his ability to shoot the 3-ball. That’s something that Tech has struggled with this season.”
Drew Steffe’s decision to commit with Texas Tech ultimately boiled down to the coaches and staff who all made him feel welcomed and inspired according to a Red Raider article from January 27. In it they say,
“Those are my guys. Coach Corey Williams was the first one who came and saw me. Once I started talking to coach Williams, I had told him that my Dad has known Barret Peery for years after knowing each other from Portland State. After the coaches realized the connection, Peery really started recruiting me hard. When I went on my unofficial visit a couple of months ago, Coach Darby Rich, the strength and conditioning coach, was really cool. I got to know him really well and I like him a lot. Mark Adams is truly a great guy and a great coach. Also, coach Talvin Hester, I got to meet him and he is really cool as well. My Dad has known Hester for a while after knowing each other while Hester was at the University of Houston. Finally meeting him was awesome.”
“Just the staff as a whole, how they are always there for me, and anything I needed they have. Everyone welcomed me in. During the visit, we went to the game vs. West Virginia which was really cool. We went to lunch and dinner, hung out with the players, and on the last day went to the practice facility. They showed me a slideshow and after that, I knew I was ready to tell them I wanted to commit.”
The new Red Raider is eager to perform and win in Lubbock to win a national championship. However, winning a championship isn’t his only goal as he currently aims to break the record for the most three-pointers made in Texas Tech history.