Texas Tech coaches Kliff Kingsbury and Sonny Cumbie stopped by Dee Paul's house Saturday morning.
Paul had already decided he would be committing to the Red Raiders earlier thatnight, but thevisit further backed up thestrong relationship he has established with the Red Raiders, which was at the root of his college decision.
"My relationship with the coaches from Tech is really good," said Paul, who will be a defensive back and return kicks for the Red Raiders. "Coach Cumbie and Coach Kingsbury were at my house this morning, and we just had a ball, just laughing it up and getting to know each other."
Paul, who originally committed to SMU, chose Texas Tech over Baylor and Tennessee.
He also had an offer from Oklahoma State, but not being able to run track kept him from strongly considering the Cowboys.
Also playing in Tech's favor was its location. Lubbock is only two hours from Munday.
"I knew if I was in Lubbock, I'd get a lot more support from everybody," Paul said. "Everybody in Munday loves Tech. So Red Raiders, baby!"
Paul led the Moguls to the Class A Division II state championship in 2012. He rushed for 1,956 yards and 32 touchdowns, passed for 1,579 yards and 23 scores while leading the area with eight interceptions on defense.
Verbal commitments are nonbinding. National Signing Day is Feb. 6.