Rashad had already picked up offers from Baylor and UTEP, while Oklahoma State and Texas A&M were recruiting him pretty hard as well. But in the end, Texas Tech just had too much to offer for him to pass up.
"I chose Tech because it's a great place for a receiver," said Rashad. "They throw the ball a lot and I feel I can be effective in that style of offense. I also didn't want to leave the state of Texas."
With players committing earlier and earlier, one thing fans worry about is how solid these players are to the schools they commit to. With Hawk, that shouldn't worry Tech fans too much.
"I told Coach (Brian) Mitchell that I'm done," said Hawk. "I won't be taking any other visits. Texas Tech is where I'm going to go. My high school coach told me that if I commit somewhere, I shouldn't take any more visits, so that is what I'm going to do."
As a junior, Rashad reeled in 25 passes for 405 yards and 5 touchdowns. At the end of the season, he was named all-district.