Mickey Okafor Picks His School

The Texas Tech Red Raiders are graduating two offensive tackles with nearly 50 starts between the two of them in Gabe Hall and Glenn January. Have the Red Raiders managed to lock down a commitment from a very promising class of 2007 offensive tackle? Come inside as RaiderPower talks with Mickey Okafor about his recruitment and what has influenced him.

Mickey Okafor is an enormous offensive tackle with NFL size at 6 feet 6 inches tall and 290 pounds. Mickey was looking to find a school that fit his needs and says that he has found one. "[I am committed to] Texas Tech University. I felt like Texas Tech was the best place for me to go. They have great coaches and they are doing great things. I like their facilities and they go to bowl games every year."

"I really like Bennie [Wylie, strength and conditioning coach]. He is really putting the size on their linemen and getting them ready for the NFL."

"I just feel like Tech is the best place for me. I want to get out of Houston and I feel like Tech is the best place for me."

When discussing playing time, Mickey said that he was told "I would play early. Everyone else was saying that I would start but Tech said that I would play early. That is one of the things I like, competition."

Okafor informed RaiderPower when he was asked about his grades that "I am good to go."

The Red Raiders hope that Mickey is good to go at the beginning of next season since he will most likely provided critical depth at offensive tackle, a position that has been depleted by graduation in the past several years.

RaiderPower will keep in touch with Mickey as signing day approaches.


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