Dawg Blawg: Class Starts Strong Up the Middle

Louisiana Tech is making an effort to get more help up front and the 2011 class is starting to show results.

With commitments from two linebackers, a defensive tackle, and an offensive guard, Louisiana Tech is building a strong foundation for the 2011 signing class.

Defensive Tackle has been a priority of this class from day one. With Dirk Tanner on board, the Bulldogs have their first commitment at a very important position.

Tech has targeted local standouts Chuck Hunter from West Monroe and DeMarcus Hodge from Neville, two of the top defensive tackles in the state. The Bulldogs seem to be in great shape with two of the top defensive tackles in South Louisiana. Tyler Porter from Northside High School in Lafayette is high on the Dawgs and massive Nose guard Malcolm Pichin from Salmen is a big target for Tech's recruiting efforts. Ruston naative Jon'al White is currently at Jones County junior College in Mississippi. White has sevaral offers and his hometown Bulldogs are in great shape in recruiting his services. Mickey Jackson from Piedmont, AL is another defensive tackle that Tech is in the mix for. Jackson lists Tech, then USM as his favorites over his other offers which include UAB and Memphis.

Joshua Robinson has committed to play offensive guard for the Bulldogs. Big, athletic guards are a key to the spread offense. They need to be able to get out and hit someone on the run to open the field for the team's playmakers. Archbishop Shaw's Chet Hebert recently attended camp at Louisiana Tech. The 6'3" offensive lineman has an offer from Tech and ULM. He lists Tech and USM as his favorites.

Louisiana Tech has commitments from two of the top linebackers in the state. Warren Bates from St. John and Beau Fitte from South Plaquemines both recently committed to play for the Bulldogs. With the two athletes making plays for Coach Tommy Spangler's defense, Tech should be in good shape for years to come at linebacker.

With the new offense in town, Tech will have plenty of offensive playmakers wanting to play for the Bulldogs. Offensive Coordinator wants to carefully choose the players that fit his system. Louisiana Tech will be in good shape on offense.

With the work they have done already in this recriuiting class, the Tech staff has laid the foundation for a really good class. It all starts up the middle and the Bulldogs are in great shape.


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