Maile Interested in Texas Tech

RaiderPower.com caught up with Tyler Junior College defensive tackle Motekiai Maile, who was offered by the Red Raiders earlier this month.

Texas Tech recently offered JUCO defensive tackle Motekiai Maile and stands as one of his top interests.

The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Tyler Junior College product has an offer list that keeps growing. As of now he hold offers from Texas Tech, TCU, SMU, Oklahoma State, North Texas, Mississippi State, Arizona State and is expecting one from Texas soon.

Maile who recorded 30 tackles, 4 ½ sacks and one fumble recovery in 2013, was surprised when he received an offer from the Red Raiders. Assistant coach Haverty has been recruiting Maile and he said they talk a lot about his place in the program.

"It was totally surprising because I really liked Texas Tech growing up as a kid, so that felt really great getting an offer from them," Maile said.

One thing Maile mentioned he liked about Lubbock was that the location because it's far enough away from home but not too far away. The location, fan base and atmosphere are what attract him to Texas Tech.

"Texas Tech stands in my top five, but I'm not quite ready to name the whole top five yet," Maile said.


Maile will most likely enroll in next spring after his sophomore season at Tyler Junior College. He has already made visits to Oklahoma State, TCU, SMU and plans on making visits this summer to Texas Tech in July and Texas.

"I'm looking for a program that has a criminal justice program and I want a good degree wherever I go," Maile said. "I want a school that has great success, players getting a chance to go pro and I want to be able to play right away."

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