Tezeno talks Northwestern

Klein (TX) Collins High School OL Tyler Tezeno received an offer from Northwestern, sparking him to further research the university. Now, the three-star guard is impressed with NU and hopes to visit. He talks plans in the PurpleWildcats.com recruiting update.

Klein Collins (TX) offensive lineman Tyler Tezeno admits he did not know much about Northwestern a few weeks ago. That all changed when NU began to express recruiting interest.

This past week, Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald called the 6-foot-2, 285-pounder and extended an offer. Now, Tezeno has done some detailed research and is impressed with what the Wildcats offer.

"(NU) has a really good program up there, especially with the education," said Tezeno. "I could see myself playing up there, I just have to see what's a good choice for me."

Tezeno has seen his stock rise in the month of May. He currently holds offers from Northwestern, Arizona State, Indiana, LSU, Rice, Washington State and West Virginia.

Tezeno is planning summer campus visits, which will be an important part of the decision-making process. He plans to visit Northwestern, along with a few other schools, though dates have not been set. He is looking for comfort in the ideal school.

"Which school gives me a better feeling when I'm there, where I could feel at home for four or five years," said Tezeno. "I need to make a good decison to start out the rest of my life."

Tezeno has developed a bond with his lead recruiter, Houston-area recruiter Randy Bates. When visiting Northwestern, Tezeno hopes to build more relationships.

"I want to see that I enjoy the campus," Tezeno said. "I like the coaches. The ones that I met so far, I like. I want to meet some of the players and see what it's like up there."

Northwestern coaches told Tezeno they peg him out as a guard or possibly even a center, thanks to his tremendous athleticism.

Tezeno has a few early favorites, and is eager to further explore each option this summer.

His favorites are: "LSU, they have a huge program, and the other is probably Northwestern because I really like the education I can get from them," he said.

Tezeno is planning to give his verbal commitment during the summer, in order to stay focused in the football season.

Chris Emma has covered college athletics and professional baseball for FOX Sports since 2009. He covered the Nebraska Cornhuskers for Big Red Report, and currently covers the Northwestern Wildcats and Chicago Cubs.
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