Louisiana Tech always recruits East Texas hard, and Saturday's junior day event should give the Bulldog staff plenty of opportunities to continuing doing so.
Twitter has buzzed Friday with several East Texas 2015 prospects saying they will travel to Ruston on Saturday for the Bulldogs' junior day event. The list will likely grow, but here's a look at who Scout.com has tracked down as planning to attend as of 4 p.m. Friday:
Brice Borgeson, LB, Van, 6-2, 225 -- Borgeson is a burly, physical prospect coming off a big junior season. He finished the 2013 campaign with 116 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, four sacks, and two forced fumbles playing on the edge -- sometimes with a hand on the grown, sometimes standing -- in Van's odd-front defense. He is expected to play linebacker at the college level.
McLane Carter, QB, Gilmer, 6-2, 190 -- the left-handed gunslinger threw for almost 2,900 yards as a junior in 2013 for Salado before moving back to his hometown of Gilmer after the season. Carter is the younger brother of former Gilmer and Tulsa standout G.J. Kinne. Scout.com caught up with him Thursday for an update on his recruitment. Carter said on Twitter that classmate and Gilmer receiver Quinn Fluellen will also attend Saturday's junior day.
Brandon Durman, LB, Tyler Lee, 6-2, 210 -- Durman is the only player in this group who already has a Louisiana Tech offer. He recently attended an SMU junior day and has received interest from Cincinnati and several Ivy League schools. Durman had 70 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, one interception, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and one defensive touchdown in 2013.
Geovari McCollister, QB, Tyler John Tyler, 6-2, 200 -- McCollister is a dual-threat quarterback who threw for more than 2,600 yards and ran for more than 850 in his first season as John Tyler's starter this past fall. He is expected to be the leader of a talented JT squad that returns a lot of experience from last year's 7-4 team.
Wyatt Santos, OG, Van, 6-2, 305 -- the younger brother of Texas linebacker Dalton Santos shares two key traits with his older sibling: tenacity and physicality. Louisiana Tech defensive coordinator Manny Diaz personally invited Santos to this junior day event. Santos is a weight-room monster who is a state-caliber contender in powerlifting.
Isaac Warren, CB, Tyler John Tyler, 6-1, 180 -- the physical, long-limbed Warren is among East Texas' biggest sleeper prospects. Teams throw often throw away from him because of his press coverage abilities. He has attended an SMU junior day and garnered interest from several FBS programs.
NOTE: A player of interest from outside East Texas who tweeted that he will attend Saturday's Louisiana Tech junior day is Arlington Bowie defensive back Niko Small, who holds offers from Louisiana Tech and Texas State.