LA Tech's Play Draws Attention

Charles Barkins, the #81 Guard in the country, said he was impressed with Louisiana Tech last week.

Tyronne Duplessis, a true freshman from OP Walker High School in New Orleans, ran for 65 yards on 17 carries against LSU. His former teammate, Charles Barkins, was paying attention.

Barkins, one of the top unsigned players in the state, was one of many Louisiana high school players watching Louisiana Tech take on LSU. "I think it was a great game," said Barkins. "Actually it made me think a lot about blocking again for Duplessis."

Alex Hill has offers from Northern Illinois, New Mexico, Tulane, Louisiana Tech, SMU, USM, Arkansas State, ULL, and ULM. The 6'4" 315 pound guard said he was impressed. "Tech gave LSU a run," said Hill, "and Tech looked really impressive."

Ashton Duhe, a recent SMU commit, was watching as well. "It was a very good game for Tech," said Duhe. "The second half didn't work out like they wanted but they were up at halftime."

Dakota Mosley, from Little Rock, Arkansas, said that Tech should have won the game. In fact, Mosley is convinced that Tech should have beaten Boise State a week earlier.

Louisiana Tech Head Coach Derek Dooley said that LSU just had more players and Tech couldn't hold on in the second half. Dooley is right, Tech is just a few players away. With the way the Bulldogs are playing, the Tech staff should be able to attract the players they need for the 2010 class.

The recruits are watching and taking notes. You can throw out the records, they can tell that Louisiana Tech is on the way up. Coach Dooley is looking for a few good men to help put his team over the top.

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