"Trevor and Sam are also good friends with another linebacker from Hawaii, Manti Te'o," Russ stated. "They are trying to get him to come Texas Tech as well. It would be great to see all three of them playing together, but we'll just have to wait and see what happens."
Manti is also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and says, "I really want to serve and mission and it's always been a dream for not only myself, but for my family as well." Manti plans on enrolling in school for a year and then serving a mission.
With Mike Leach's reputation for being extremely supportive of players who decide to delay enrolling in school to serve a religious mission, Texas Tech could very well be in the mix to land this big time recruit.
RaiderPower.com will keep you up to date with all of the latest on Te'o's recruitment.