Running backs coach Jabbar Juluke has strong ties to the Louisiana high school football community, and those ties are starting to pay dividends for Texas Tech as 6-foot-6, 318-pound offensive tackle Larry Dixon was invited out to Texas Tech's Junior Day.
"I was contacted by the recruiting coordinator at the school, coach Juluke, and he told me that he would like me to come up there with some other recruits for the Junior Day, to see the campus and stuff like that."
Dixon, who transferred to Hahnville from John Curtis Christian prior to his junior year, is teammates with four-star slot receiver Anthony Williams, who holds an offer from Texas Tech. Dixon talked about how the offense at Hahnville compares with Texas Tech's.
"Depending on who we play against, we kind of run the same offense [as Texas Tech's]. With Anthony's skillset, and the fact that most of our offensive linemen including me can get out there in space and run, we spread it out and get different backs involved. I feel we're pretty similar in most cases."
Coach Juluke is Dixon's primary recruiter for now.
"I've known coach Juluke for about a month or two. He was telling me it's a good place, a big school, it's real nice up there. He said if I could, I should take the opportunity to get up there with some of my friends to check out the campus."
No Power Five offers have come in yet for the massive junior, but some big-time programs are starting to show interest.
"I have an offer from Southern, and I have interest from LSU, Alabama, Kansas, TCU, and Louisiana-Lafayette."
Dixon will prioritize academics when evaluating programs.
"I'm keeping everybody even until my senior year, and then I'll start thinking about which schools offer what I want as far as an education. Education comes first."