Wheeler Driven to Prove Doubters Wrong

RaiderPower.com caught up with Texas Tech 2015 offensive lineman signee Cody Wheeler days before he was set to report to campus.

The majority of Red Raider fans are likely familiar with the story of Allen center Cody Wheeler committing to Texas Tech the moment after he was offered a scholarship by offensive line coach Lee Hays.

Wheeler, a Tech legacy, has made no secret of his affection for the university and now he is just days away from enrolling and busy packing for the move to Lubbock.

"It doesn't even feel real, I feel like I've been dreaming this whole time,' Wheeler said while laughing. "But since I was blessed with this opportunity I'm going to give everything I have, day in and day out to help this program."

Over the past several months, Wheeler has kept busy incorporating Tech's offseason workout regimen into his performance course program at Allen, the three-time defending state champs of Texas' highest classification. Wheeler, who started the past two seasons mostly at center, but all along the line in times of need, believes he has an edge coming from the vaunted Eagles' program.

"Allen is unlike all other schools, freshman to senior year you are working as hard as possible," Wheeler said. "Allen really gives kids the opportunity to come into college mentally and physically more ready than a lot of other kids. It's just the Allen way of life, the Iron will. The kids are raised with that attitude."

Wheeler said he's up to an even 300 pounds and wants to get to 310 this summer, but only if it's good weight.

Wheeler said he will room with fellow offensive lineman signees Conner Dyer, Trace Ellison and Terrence Steele. He added he's familiar with Dyer and Ellison and is looking forward to getting to know Steele better.

He ended the interview with a message for his doubters:

"To all the people questioning why Tech offered a two star kid, just watch what I'm going to do."

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