Porter Putting In Work

Northside defensive tackle Tyler Porter already has four offers, but he's certainly not becoming complacent. Porter has attended two camps already this summer, with several more on the horizon. The 6-foot-0, 310-pounder with a nonstop motor participated in Louisiana Tech's camp last week in Baton Rouge and came away with his first FBS offer.

Northside defensive tackle Tyler Porter already has four offers, but he's certainly not becoming complacent. Porter has attended two camps already this summer, with several more on the horizon. The 6-foot-0, 310-pound behemoth participated in Louisiana Tech's camp last week in Baton Rouge and came away with his first FBS offer.

"The Louisiana Tech camp was really great," said Porter, who earned all-state honors last year for the 4A Vikings. "I really like working with Coach (Stan) Eggen. He's a high-energy guy. I learned more technical stuff in three hours at that camp than I've learned in all my life.

"I love the staff at Tech and I'm really comfortable with them. I talk to my recruiter, Coach (Pierre) Ingram, once or twice a week. When I went to the Tech camp, they showed me love and Coach Ingram told me after the camp that he was pushing for me to get an offer. He told me to call him and he said that he and Coach Eggen had talked and that they were impressed with how I worked at the camp."

Porter currently holds offers from Tech, McNeese State, Southern, and Southeastern Louisiana. Do the smaller schools have a chance of landing him?

"They definitely have a shot," said Porter. "Those were the schools that offered me first. A lot of schools were looking away from me because of my height, but McNeese went ahead and offered me. They did the same thing with (Carencro product) Quinten Lawrence. He wasn't as big as some other players, but he was big-time. McNeese is legit and I know many of their players."

Porter worked out at the Trev Faulk combine in Lafayette last weekend and he plans stops at several more camps (Tulane, Arkansas, Northwestern State, McNeese State, LSU, and possibly Mississippi State).

"They showed me a good bit of stuff at that (Trev Faulk) combine," Porter said. "They had a former Louisiana-Lafayette lineman there who was working with us. A guy who played with the Minnesota Vikings for awhile. He's played on the next level and knows what it takes."

Is Porter entertaining thoughts of committing to a school soon?

"I'm planning on holding out until National Signing Day," he said. "That way, I can see what all is out there and visit several schools. I like Louisiana Tech. I like their school and I have friends up there. Our track star, sprinter Kim Francis, is going up there to school and my former teammate Kenneth Batiste plays right down the road in Grambling."


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