Wheeler Still All About Tech After Visit

RaiderPower.com interviewed Allen offensive lineman and recent Texas Tech commit Cody Wheeler about his official visit to Lubbock over the weekend.

Cody Wheeler has experienced a whirlwind recruitment from his dream school, Texas Tech, over the past 10 days culminating with an official visit to the South Plains this past weekend.

Kliff Kingsbury and several Red Raider assistants visited Wheeler at Allen High School in force on Jan. 16. Four days later offensive line coach Lee Hays visited the Wheeler home and offered the 6-foot-4, 290-pound lineman, which he promptly accepted immediately.

"Hell yeah I'm 110% committed," said Wheeler on Sunday following the visit. "It's just something I never thought would happen. The only way to describe it would be a blessing."

Wheeler hit Texas Tech campus, where his parents attended and met, Friday and stayed through Saturday for a visit he described as "fantastic".

"I loved every second I was in Lubbock," Wheeler said. "(especially) just getting to hang out with my future teammates."

Wheeler added freshman offensive lineman Justin Murphy hosted him and he enjoyed meeting and hanging out with freshman quarterback Patrick Mahomes as well as receiver Ian Sadler.

Wheeler said what he weaned most from his time hanging with Murphy was "just how much the coaches care for their players and how much support you get from the town of Lubbock."

Another important aspect for him was to get to know the coaching staff better as he has only known them for a short while. Wheeler and Hays went over the plan for him position-wise and his future in the program.

"I'll probably fit in best at center, hopefully replace [Jared] Kaster once he leaves," Wheeler said.

Wheeler also enjoyed getting to see several other prospects visiting over the weekend, including Rockwall four-star running back Chris Warren.

"Me and Chris were teammates in middle school so it was good to catch up with him," Wheeler said. "Yeah, he had a good time and I know he's going to commit (wherever he chooses) on signing day."

Wheeler, rated as a three-star prospect by Scout, is the No. 11 guard in the midlands region and ranked ninth in Texas.


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