Porter: "I loved it!"

Northside defensive tackle Tyler Porter, who has an offer from the Dawgs, visited the Tech campus today. What was his reaction? Read further to get the details.

Tyler Porter just wrapped up an unofficial visit to Louisiana Tech this evening. What was his immediate reaction?

"I loved it. It was unreal. My mom and my dad went with me and my dad already committed to Tech," Porter laughed. "My dad was sold, so you can go ahead and sign him up. He was really liking it.

"I loved the coaching staff and the atmosphere. The players had a warm attitude and seemed like really good people. I can't disagree with anything I heard or saw today. I talked to coach Dykes at length about his vision for Tech and I can't disagree with anything he said either."

Porter has previously stated that he wants to wait awhile before committing. Is that still the case?

"I'm going to take some visits and see other schools that are interested in me," he said. "McNeese, Southern, and Grambling are all schools that I'm going to take a look at."

Before leaving Ruston, Porter was grabbing a bite to eat at Captain D's. The 6-foot-0, 310-pounder is the leader of a senior-laden Northside team that's capable of unseating the consensus favorites in Class 4A this fall.

Conventional wisdom puts defending state champion Neville, along with 2009 runner-up Franklinton and Salmen (with Daniel Sams, T.J. Price, and Malcolm Pichon) at the top of the heap in 4A. However, the Vikings, with the likes of RB Terrell Alfred, WR Malcolm Glaze, DB Tevin Narcisse, and Porter on the roster, have the talent to knock off any of the aforementioned powerhouses.

Last year, Northside went 10-3 and lost a 17-14 nailbiter on the road to Neville in the quarterfinals.

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