Noah Cheshier is a recent commit that started to see late interest from other schools when Derek Dooley left for Tennessee. He hosted Coach Dykes in his home on Tuesday night. "Yes, I'm still committed," said Cheshier, who added that he feels good about Coach Dykes and the direction of the Bulldog program.
Baton Rouge native Dave Clark is another recent visitor. Clark graduated from Capitol High School in 2007. He only had offers from Louisiana-Monroe and other state schools so he decided to take the junior college route.
"I've been recruited this year by Kansas, Louisiana Tech, Colorado, Arkansas, and Iowa State," said Clark. "it's been a long process for me. I was committed to Kansas and I even signed with them, but my paperwork didn't go through before the deadline."
Clark is no stranger to setbacks in the recruiting process. He sat out last season due to injury. On his visit to Louisiana Tech, he received yet another surprise. "I was at the airport," explained Clark. "I found out Coach Dooley was going to Tennessee."
Clark went through with the visit and is now being recruited by Tech assistant Petey Perot. "Tech is a family atmosphere," added Clark. "Everyone is treated the same."
Clark is taking a visit to Tennessee this weekend. He says his final three teams are Louisiana Tech, Colorado, and Tennessee. "We'll see how it goes this weekend," said Clark. "I don't know a lot about Tennessee, but the SEC is a great conference." Clark said he still might try to visit Colorado if he doesn't sign on Wednesday.
Ladarius Phillips, from Handley High School in Ronoake, AL is a 6'1" 270 pound athlete that was committed to Louisiana Tech at one time. Phillips played both running back and defensive tackle for Handley and was committed to play fullback for the Bulldogs.
"I know Coach Dykes run the spread," said Phillips. "They don't really use a fullback so I am going to have to explore my options."
Phillips didn't say if he would consider playing defensive tackle at the college level. Louisiana Tech remains in the mix for several defensive tackles including Byran Jones, Pat McNeil, Devin Clark, and LaCraig Brown.