LA Tech Win Makes Big Impact

Louisiana Tech's win over Hawaii was big for Coach Derek Dooley and the Bulldog program. One of the many benefits was in recruiting. Ryan Zeller committed and many other recruits had positive things to say.

"I watched the game," said Ryan Zeller, Louisiana Tech's seventh commitment. "I liked the way the offensive line played, they were real physical. I felt like I would fit in well."

"I talked to Coach Held after the game. I told him I felt like I wanted to play for Coach Perot," explained Zeller. "He said if I felt like that was were I wanted to play, then I should think about committing."

"I called Coach Perot on Friday and told him that I wanted to commit," added Zeller. "I called back and officially committed on Sunday after talking to Coach Perot and Coach Dooley."

"I really like Tech," said Zeller. "It's going in the right direction. Coach Dooley is a great Coach. Im excited."

Zeller wasn't the only player excited about the Bulldgos. LaCraig Brown was impressed with the Bulldogs defensive line. Brown said he is no longer committed to Arkansas and now favors Louisiana Tech and TCU. "I love the way the team stays together and the fans are real supportive," he said. Brown added that he was impressed with the way the fans came out for the game and how fired up they were.

Another defensive lineman that like what he saw was Harold Legania. "I loved it," said Legania. "The defensive line played with intensity."

Cassius Washington, who plays receiver, was also talking about the Tech defense. "The defense played great and made a lot of open field tackles."

Ashton Duhe was paying attention to the offense. "Tech whooped Hawaii," said Duhe. "I watched them most of the game and they handled Hawaii up front."

Jacolby Hardnett saw Tech play at Auburn. After watching the Hawaii game, he came away favoring Tech. "I've always liked the way they play defense," said Hardnett. "Any time you pressure the quarterback like that, you are doing good. I'm real interested in Louisiana Tech right now."

Glen Coleman was watching to see how the passing game went for the Bulldogs. "They did good," he said. "The offense played well and they went to the receivers alot."

Coleman said he was still waiting until February to make his decision. He said he is most interested in LSU, Louisiana Tech, Tennessee, and USM. He said he talks to Coach Joseph at Louisiana Tech once a week and also hears from Tennessee, USM, and ULL.

Elliot Porter said he was almost shocked how Tech came out against Hawaii. "It was great," said the LSU commit. "The defense was ridiculous, D'Anthony is an animal."

Porter said the Tech running backs played well. "Tyrone (Duplessis) is a load and Daniel Porter was not going to be stopped. I was kind of surpriesed after seeing what happened at Auburn."

Recruiting is picking up for Louisiana Tech. The Bulldogs have seven commitments now and they are in the mix for some of the top uncommitted players in the region. The coaches were able to hit the road the last two weekends since the Hawaii game was on a Wednesday. With homecoming around the corner and two ESPN games left on the schedule, things should be heating up even more.

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