Porter Discusses Official Visit to Tech

Northside defensive tackle Tyler Porter -- the highly-decorated, first-team all-state, all-district most valuable player, and All-Acadiana Defensive MVP -- just wrapped up his official visit to Louisiana Tech, and you can get his reaction here.

"It went really well and I enjoyed it," said Tyler Porter in regard to his official visit to Louisiana Tech. "I got to see some things I hadn't seen in my previous trips up here, and I was able to meet some more players.

"My host was Christian Lacey, and he was real nice and real cool. I talked to Malcolm Pichon - the defensive tackle from Salmen - about the possibility of us playing together in college, and he seemed like he really likes Tech. I'd say that Tech's a definite possibility for him."

Porter also spent quality time with a couple of other defensive tackles: Dirk Tanner and Jon'al White.

"Dirk Tanner was there on his visit, and he was recruiting for Tech. Jon'al White was up there - working out - and we spoke for awhile about how Tech is short on numbers. He told me how he had watched my film, and I was honored that he saw it and thought that I was a good player."

What were some of the other items on the weekend itineray?

"We got to Ruston on Friday and went to the hotel, and then we were to dinner at a little cafe that's around the corner from the hotel," Porter said. "The next morning, we had breakfast, followed by a tour of both the academic and athletic facilities.

"I met with Coach (Rob) Likens and we went over my transcript. I'm already eligible, but it was an informative meeting. Next, we had some down time, and then we went to the end of the year banquet for the players. I got to meet Fred Dean, Willie Roaf, and Karl Malone. He (Malone) was joking about how Ruston is such a quiet town, and I like that."

Porter finished off his visit with a staff meeting this morning.

"They asked me if I'm feeling it yet, and I told them that I am feeling it, but I'm not 100% sure yet. I told them that I don't want to commit and then have to renege on them - if I see something else that I like better at McNeese State next weekend."

Porter was accompanied to Ruston by his mother. What was her opinion, and how did he rate the visit?

"My mom loved it, and I'd rate it a nine," he said.

Next weekend, Porter takes an official visit to McNeese. The following weekend, he'll visit UL.

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