Recruiting: Porter Says He Will De-Commit

Tre Porter

All-State defensive back Tre'Vante Porter of Midwest City (Carl Albert), Okla., has told Channel 9 in Oklahoma City that he will likely de-commit from Texas Tech.

The 6-0, 190-pound Porter, who had 115 tackles and two interceptions this season along with 1,317 all-purpose yards and 19 touchdowns, has been committed to Texas Tech since just before the start of his senior season.

However, the recent coaching turnover at Texas Tech that saw Mike Leach fired, Ruffin McNeil as the interim, and now former Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville as the newly named head coach has Porter re-thinking his situation. He had told GoPokes.com that if McNeil got the job he would likely stay with his commitment. If McNeil did not get the permanent job then he would likely de-commit.

"You know it didn't go the way I wanted it to," said Porter to Channel 9 cameras. "I wanted Ruffin McNeil to get the job and obviously, it didn't happen.

"I'm going to have to meet him (Tuberville) on my official visit next week down there and see what his plans are for the offense and the defense and if the coaches are going to be there."

As for his current status, Porter said, "I'm going to open back up my recruiting. I think I am going to de-commit. I'm going to have to see what he plans on doing with the defense and offense and see if he's going to change the coaching staff that much. Then I'll go from there."

Porter said he has heard and will consider OSU, OU, Arizon, and Kansas. He does not have any other official visits set up for now other than Texas Tech next week. He did say that McNeil has offered to help him find a school and get him situated somewhere other than Texas Tech.

McNeil, according to our sources, did not show up at a meeting that new coach Tommy Tuberville scheduled with the current staff to discuss their futures and possibly staying on board at Texas Tech. That is not unusual as McNeil interviewed for that job and did not get it.

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