Wheeler Talks Texas Tech Commitment

Allen offensive lineman Cody Wheeler committed to Texas Tech on Tuesday.

When asked about being visited at school by Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury and staff last week, Allen offensive lineman Cody Wheeler told RaiderPower.com off the record he would commit on the spot if the Red Raiders offered.

True to his word, when offered a scholarship by Tech offensive line coach Lee Hays on Tuesday night during an in-home visit, the 6-foot-4, 290-pound one-time North Texas commit accepted on the spot.

"I told you if they offered I would commit ASAP," Wheeler said shortly after committing. "Yeah, it was pretty much right when he (Hays) walked in the door. He wasn't very surprised, he knew I was going to do it."

The reason why it was a no-brainer for Wheeler to commit to Texas Tech on the spot is pretty simple.

"I have been a Tech fan my entire life," Wheeler said. "My parents met at Tech. I have been to my fair share of games."

Wheeler added though he wasn't there in person, like many Red Raider fans, he said the 2008 Tech win over Texas was one of the "greatest things I have ever witnessed".

The plan for Wheeler, according to what Hays told him, is to start at guard and eventually move over to center.

Wheeler was a two-year starter for the Eagles, who won consecutive state titles at the highest level of Texas high school football (Allen also won the title in 2012 for a total of three straight).

"I think I've just learned how to play in good games and be apart of a winning tradition," Wheeler said. "I'm 38-0 as a varsity football player. Just being a part of such a good program like Allen has given me the opportunity to be so great as a college athlete."

Many of his teammates are also Tech targets. When asked if he was going to try and talk any of them into heading to Tech with him he said definitely.

"Well, I'm going to work on Kyler [Murray], and hopefully get Jaylon Jones and Levi [Onwuzurike]. Maybe see if Greg Little wants to come along."

Wheeler said he doesn't have a visit planned yet, but that it will happen soon. He committed to Tech over offers from Colorado State, Fresno State, New Mexico, North Texas and Sam Houston State.


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