Texas Tech basketball picked up a huge commitment Thursday from San Antonio Wagner four-star recruit Kevin McCullar. The 6-foot-6 guard and Red Raider legacy announced his decision via Twitter and a feature video.

McCullar averaged averaged 16.8 points, 6.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.3 blocks per game as a junior before breaking his leg in a playoff game. The injury was serious, but he’s expected to make a full recovery.

In previous interviews McCullar stated the plan is for the versatile guard to play point guard at Tech and that head coach Chris Beard told him he’d “play an important role on the team when (he) came in”.

“Coach Beard is doing a great job building his program,” McCullar said. “He has a clear vision for me, he wants me to come in as a point guard and play a major role as a freshman. Everything that Coach Beard has told me he would do, he has done so far.”

McCullar chose Texas Tech over a final five that consisted of Houston, Kansas State, Louisville and Virginia Tech in addition to the Red Raiders. He announced that group in May, and that he would be taking official visits to each school. Around the same time McCullar also announced he was reclassifying from a 2019 to 2018 recruit, meaning he would forgo his senior high school season, enroll a semester early (next spring), redshirt and be available to play the 2018-19 season. He went on to visit Kansas State, Tech and Houston last month.

InsideTheRedRaiders.com caught up with McCullar for a recap of his official to Texas Tech shortly following the visit.

"The visit was great had a good time with the players, coaching staff and the entire lubbock community. Did a little bit of everything and met a lot of important people."

McCullar added a couple of the important people he met on the visit included Texas Tech Athletics Director Kirby Hocutt and former chancellor Kent Hance.  McCullar's father Kevin McCullar, Sr. was a Red Raider linebacker in the mid-nineties and his mother also went to Tech

In the end the Tech legacy chose the Red Raiders over offers from Baylor, Houston, Kansas State, Louisiana Tech, Louisville, Minnesota, Oklahoma, TCU, Tulsa, UTSA, Virginia Tech and Xavier.

McCullar is the fifth commitment of Texas Tech’s 2018 class, which was already rated No. 32 in the nation before the four-star’s announcement. Four-star wing Khavon Moore out of Macon, Georgia, 3-star guard Kyler Edwards out of Nevada by way of Arlington, Texas and 3-star junior college transfer Deshawn Corprew from nearby South Plains College are already on campus along with high-scoring graduate transfer Matt Mooney from South Dakota State as well as another grad transfer, Tariq Owens, a 6-foot-11 post player from St. John’s. The Red Raiders also added 6-8 forward Josh Mballa from Putnam Science Academy in Connecticut by way of Bordeaux, France.