Family Man

Family is very important to Dirk Tanner. One of the biggest factors he will consider when making his college choice is his family.

Dirk Tanner was in Ruston this week to spend more time getting to know Louisiana Tech. "It went real well," he said. "I love it down there. It was my third time down. I met with the academic counselor and I got to see more of the campus. I went back over to the field house and then I watched the team go through 7 on 7."

"I just wanted to talk more with the coaches," added Tanner. "Honestly, I wanted to commit. At the same time, I don't want to decide to early. Tech is on top, but I want to give Middle Tennessee a real look."

Dirk said a big difference between Louisiana tech and Middle Tennessee is distance. "Tech is so convenient for my family," he explained. "My grandparents go to all of my games. They live just an hour and 15 minutes from Ruston.

After visiting Tech, Tanner spent the next day with his grandparents in Magnolia before heading home. He sees in Tech what he holds so valuable already. "It's like a family down there. I want to be a part of it."

We will let you know when Dirk decides to make a commitment. Check back for all the latest with Louisiana tech recruiting on

Here Come The Dawgs Top Stories