Leach Lands Speedy Wide Receiver DeMarcus Ayers From Texas


Jan 2, 2009; Dallas, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders head coach Mike Leach on the field during the second half of the 2009 Cotton Bowl Classic against the Mississippi Rebels at the Cotton Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-US PRESSWIRE

Just a day after top recruit Tyler Bruggman chose Washington State University, the Cougars picked up another commitment early today, this time a wide receiver from Lancaster, Texas named DeMarcus Ayers. According to Yahoo Sports and ESPN, Ayers is rated as a three-star recruit, and the 83rd best athlete in the 2013 class which is a solid pickup for Mike Leach and his staff.

In high school, the 5’11, 173 pound athlete does it all. From playing quarterback, running the ball, to catching it. Ayers did commit to Wazzu as a Wide Receiver. With Leach running an air-raided offense (quarterback mainly in the shotgun) DeMarcus Ayers can be used in multiple ways; playing as the quarterback running the option-read, running the ball, and of course catching the ball.

In his junior year at Lancaster High School, Ayers rushed for 445 yards on 44 carries and rushed for 5 touchdowns. He also caught 21 balls for 365 yards and had 6 touchdowns. I’d imagine the wide-out (Ayers) to work on putting on more weight his senior year and prepare himself for the college game, because only weighing at 173 pounds is small for a Pac-12 wide receiver. Ayers confirmed that he won’t redshirt his Freshman year at Wazzu and wants to play right away! DeMarcus Ayers was considering many schools and had offers from Colorado St., Illinois, Navy, Nevada, New Mexico, New Mexico St., North Texas, Texas St., UTSA, Tulsa, Utah St., UTEP, and Wake Forest. Even the University of Washington showed interested in DeMarcus Ayers because of all the things this kid can do besides catching the ball.

With all the excitement happening in Pullman with the renovation of Martin Stadium, the hiring of Mike Leach, and now the addition of top rated quarterback Tyler Bruggman, Ayers couldn’t wait any longer and made the right decision to be a Coug! With Bruggman and  Ayers committing already, I expect more solid recruits choosing Wazzu which will lead for a  memorable 2013 class! Go Cougs!

Here are a few highlights of DeMarcus Ayers’ Junior year at Lancaster High School:

–Evan Baron (@BaselineBaron09)