The Texas Tech football program gained another commitment on Wednesday, its second of the 2019 class. Three-star DeSoto, Texas, wide receiver La’Vontae Shenault announced he is committing to the Red Raiders.
— VS¹ (@0vontae) June 13, 2018
Texas Tech offered Shenault on April 30 after the 6-foot-1, 185-pound standout turned in an impressive performance at The Opening Dallas camp. Shenault was considered a likely Texas Tech commit by 247Sports’ Crystal Ball predictions and followed through on Wednesday.
Shenault established himself as one of the most promising receivers in Texas during his junior season at DeSoto, where he caught 60 passes for 791 yards and 6 touchdowns. DeSoto has produced numerous future NFL players, including Texas Tech’s all-time leading rusher Byron Hanspard.
The 247Sports composite ranks Shenault as the No. 85 wide receiver, No. 75 player in the Texas and the No. 639 player overall in the Class of 2019. He will be the second Shenault brother to play wide receiver at the Division I level: His older brother, Laviska Shenault Jr., caught 7 passes for 168 yards as a freshman at Colorado last season.
Shenault becomes the fourth commitment and second wide receiver of Texas Tech’s 2019 signing class. He joins 3-star Whitehouse (Texas) receiver Cameron Cantrell, the younger brother of former Red Raiders star Dylan Cantrell, who committed in August.