Champion hurdler commits to Texas Tech football team

Champion hurdler commits to Texas Tech football team


Champion hurdler commits to Texas Tech football team

New Texas Tech coach Joey McGuire and his charter staff plan to recruit players who are attention getters not only on the football field but in track and field.

Tuesday provided another example.

Miquel Dingle, one of the nation’s fastest high-school 110-meter hurdlers, committed to the Red Raiders as a linebacker prospect. Dingle, from Duncan (SC) Byrnes, is listed by his high-school team at 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds.

The Byrnes’ team page on Maxpreps showed him with 38 tackles, including seven tackles for loss, in nine games last season as a junior. The team finished 6-6.

Tech was the second college football program to offer him a scholarship after North Carolina-Charlotte.

Dingle ran the 110 hurdles in a wind-legal 13.68 seconds at the South Carolina Class 5A Upper State meet on May 14. Six days later, he ran 13.56 (no wind indicator) at the South Carolina High School League state championships.

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