The Rice football recruiting ranks added another weapon to the Owls’ defensive line, picking up a commitment from ACU grad transfer Quent Titre.
Much of spring practice around South Main was spent lauding the impressive performance of the defensive line. The young nucleus had their way with the offensive line in many of the early scrimmage sessions. Still, no matter how strong you think you might be, adding talent is a priority in this business. That’s why the 2022 Rice Football recruiting class has added another transfer along the defensive line in the form of Abilene Christian defensive tackle Quent Titre.
Titre was born in New York to parents from the Caribbean island of Dominica. He played his high school football at Ridge Point. Titre told The Roost getting closer to home played a key part in his decision, allowing his parents to come see him play more often.
Titre appeared in 33 games over the past four seasons with Abilene Christian. Last season he had four quarterback hurries, 1.5 tackles for a loss and one sack in nine games.
His addition might just give the Owls an abundance of riches along the front four. Blake Boenisch and Izeya Floyd earned special recognition for their strong spring performances and Joshua Pearcy and Kenneth Orji will be in the running among the best edge combos in the conference. And that’s before Trey Schuman and De’Braylon Carroll return to the field after missing the spring with injuries.
Altogether, Titre’s addition could make (and probably should) make this one of the deepest, most talented fronts Rice football has fielded in quite some time. Titre says he hopes his experience will contribute to that end, saying he feels “that we can help each other grow” with so many good players in the room.
Titre’s commitment was part of a busy weekend for Rice football recruiting. Stay tuned for more to come on that front soon.