In-Home Visit For Porter

Louisiana Tech hopes to secure a commitment from Northside defensive tackle Tyler Porter, and two members of the Bulldogs coaching staff made the recent trip to Lafayette for an in-home visit with the 300-pounder.

"I just got back from a photo shoot for the All-Acadiana team," said Northside defensive tackle Tyler Porter this afternoon. "I think that I got the Defensive MVP."

Porter is definitely one of the most valuable and coveted prospects on Louisiana Tech's recruiting board and two members of the Bulldogs staff - coaches Pierre Ingram and Stan Eggen - made the trip to south Louisiana a couple of days ago to pay homage to the 300-pound senior.

"That's the love," said Porter when asked about getting a visit from not one, but two Tech recruiters. "They want me to be a part of this recruiting class at Tech, and they said that I will be a key part of the best recruiting class ever at the school. They said that we're going to turn around the program at Tech.

"My mom's already been up there to the campus in Ruston, so she had already met the coaches. She loves Coach Ingram. The coaches are selling me on the chance to play early. They say that I have a chance to start my freshman year.

"I'm looking for a home atmosphere, whether it be at Tech, McNeese State, Central Arkansas, or Memphis. Playing early is a big plus, but I'm willing to wait a year if it's at a place that has the home atmosphere."

Porter guided his team to the Class 4A quarterfinals this year, where they lost on the road to the eventual state runner-up Karr Cougars. Last year, Porter and the Vikings also reached the quarterfinal round before running into state champion Neville.

A first-team all-state selection as a junior, Porter has official visits scheduled to both Tech and McNeese State next month.

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