After taking an official visit earlier this week, the 6’1, 268-pound defensive lineman has committed to the Red Raiders and will be eligible to play this fall.
During his two seasons at Arkansas State, Vidal Scott totaled 42 tackles, 4.5 stops for loss, and 1.5 sacks in 23 games. Last season Scott started 11 out of the 12 games for Arkansas State before ultimately deciding to move on from Red Wolves.
Coming out of high school, Scott had originally signed with Central Arkansas but ended up attending Hinds Community College in Raymond, MS. At Hinds CC, Scott tallies 18 total tackles, four stops for loss, one sack, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery. This production was able to earn him a three-star rating and being ranked as the No. 261 overall recruit in the nation.
Scott committed to Eastern Michigan earlier this spring, but after his visit flipped to Texas Tech. This is the sixth defensive lineman Texas Tech has brought in this offseason, with four coming out of high school, Joseph Aderire out of Mansfield (TX) Summit, Trevon McAlphine out of Saraland (AL), and both Syncere Massey and Harvey Dyson from Cedar Hill (TX). Scott is the second transfer defensive lineman, alongside Myles Cole from Louisiana-Monroe.
Texas Tech will open the season at home on September 3rd vs. Murray State at 7:00 on ESPN+.