Recruiting: Porter Has OSU Offer

TreVante Porter is one of, if not the best, defensive back prospect in the state of Oklahoma for next season in football recruiting. His pedigree is strong coming out of Carl Albert High School in Midwest City, Okla., where they have been producing good Division I prospects for a long time and, in particular, a large number of defensive prospects.

Porter played this past season with safety Daytawion Lowe (Oklahoma State) and defensive end Christian Smith (Toledo), who both went Division I. Along with Markelle Walker, Porter will have Carl Albert very strong on the back end of their defense next season.

Porter is currently playing basketball for the Titans and the 6-0, 180-pound speedster, who also runs the 100 and 200 meters along with the 4x100 relay for track coach Tex Rollins, is enjoying football recruiting.

"I have an offer from Oklahoma State," said Porter when asked about the interest he has been shown thus far. "I've heard from OU, Kansas, Texas Tech, UCLA, LSU, Missouri, Texas A&M, Tennessee, Ohio State, and Oregon.

"I like recruiting a lot. I'm just having fun with it right now."

With that kind of list it is easy to enjoy yourself. That makes for a lot of work for the mail carrier to Porter's house. He said he grew up rooting for Tennessee. There is no connection there, he just liked them. I asked who he would take the most advice from in recruiting and his answer was quick.

"It'll be my grandfather," said Porter. "I trust him and he always has good advice."

Porter has attended one junior day to Oklahoma. As previously mentioned, he has the one offer from Oklahoma State and his has been on their campus last fall.

"I like them a lot," said Porter. "I went to the game at Oklahoma State against Troy with Christian Smith and I liked the fans and everything about it."

Porter helped the Titans to the Class 5A championship game last season where they lost to Tulsa Washington as he finished with 94 total tackles and four interceptions.

He earned honorable mention All-State and was second team All-Big City. Porter has a best clocking in the forty of 4.4 flat and he has a 250-bench press max and a 360 max on the squat. His vertical is 36" and his academics are solid and no problem toward qualifying for college.

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