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 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.