Cooper's Myller Royals verbally commits to Texas Tech


ABILENE, Texas - Cooper senior wide receiver Myller Royals verbally committed to play football at Texas Tech on Saturday afternoon.

Head coach Todd Moebes confirmed the news.

More than a dozen colleges had been recruiting Royals, but Royals chose the Red Raiders and their pass-heavy offense.

Texas Tech defeated Texas 27-23 on Friday night. Following the game, Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt announced Kliff Kingsbury would remain the head coach for the 2018 season.

Kingsbury has posted a 30-32 overall record in five seasons at his alma mater, including one bowl victory.

The victory over the Longhorns pushed the Red Raiders to 6-6 this season and made them bowl eligible.

Kingsbury was on the sideline for Cooper's game against Grapevine earlier this season, which featured fellow Tech commit Alan Bowman quarterbacking the Mustangs.

Royals caught the game-winning touchdown pass to defeat Grapevine.

Royals, a 6'5" wide-out with great leaping ability, had three touchdown catches in the Cougars' 42-21 win against El Paso Eastlake in the area round of the playoffs on Friday night.

With that performance, Royals became the school's all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns.

On Saturday night, 24/7 Sports listed four other receivers committed to Texas Tech: four-star prospect Gabriel Douglas (Denton Ryan), and three-star receivers KeSean Carter (The Woodlands), Sterling Galban (Burnet) and Corey Fulcher (Lake Highlands).

Royals plans to graduate early from Cooper so he can enroll early in college. The early national signing period runs December 20-23.

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