Gillins Follows his Heart

Gillins Follows his Heart

D.J. Gillins made an unexpected decision Tuesday night and it was good news for Tommy Tubberville and the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

"My commitment to Texas Tech tonight was not planned at all. It was just something I had to get off my chest," D.J. Gillins told Scout on Tuesday evening.

Gillins chose the Red Raiders over West Virginia. He has not visited Lubbock yet, but feels very good about his decision.

"I chose them because they continued to recruit me hard even after I tore my ACL earlier this year. I have talked to Coach Brown, Coach Scott, and Coach Tubberville about my decision and they know I love Texas Tech."

Not only did the 6-foot-3, 191 pound junior quarterback out of Jacksonville (Fla.) Eagle's View Academy make it clear to the Texas Tech coaches, he made it clear to Scout too.

"This is a hard commitment and I am not looking at any other schools."

Gillins hopes to make it to a game this fall, but if not, he will definitely be out at Texas Tech in the spring and summer of 2013.

Scout ranks Gillins as the No. 26 quarterback in the 2014 class.

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