Recruiting: Porter Plays The Waiting Game

Defensive back and all-around talented athlete Tre Porter of Midwest City (Carl Albert), Okla., says he is on a fast track to a rebound decision. The 6-0, 185-pound Porter had been committed to Texas Tech when Mike Leach was fired and all the fall out in Raider Land insued.

Now that interim coach Ruffin McNeil (Porter's fave) and others such as Tommy Tuberville, Tommy Bowden, Kevin Sumlin, and Sonny Dykes are among the contestants to take over, Porter is looking around.

"Nothing is up with me yet," said Porter on a bus taking the Titans basketball team to Chickasha for a game Tuesday night.

"I just received an offer from OU which is exciting. I'm just trying to figure out who the next coach (at Texas Tech) is going to be. I'm very anxious and tired of waiting."

Porter, who earned unanimous All-State honors this past season with 115 tackles and two interceptions on defense and 1,317 all-purpose yards and 19 touchdowns on offense, was asked how he is going about dealing with the situation.

"I've heard from Texas Tech and my recruiting coach, Coach (Clay) McGuire," said Porter. "He came to see me yesterday and just said to be patient.

"Coach (Joe) DeForest (Oklahoma State) came to see me yesterday. Those are the two schools that have come to see me. I'm considering OSU, of course, and OU, Arizona, UCLA, Kansas, Kansas State, all the schools that offered me before I committed to Texas Tech. Wait, UCLA didn't offer me, so I'm not considering them.

"I want to figure it out, so that is why I am looking at other programs now and then I will be ready when they announce a coach to know if I am going to stick with Texas Tech or go somewhere else," Porter added.

There is no doubt that Porter is being proactive on this issue and we believe him that he will be ready to make a quick decision.

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