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Notebook: Uluave down to three

Here's the latest on the Texas Tech and Big 12 recruiting scene from
RedRaiderSports.com analyst Matt Clare.
HAWAIIAN OL DOWN TO
THREE
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out his his top three schools last week: UCLA, Texas Tech and Oregon (in order).
The 6-foot-5, 305-pound three-star prospect is the cousin of current Texas Tech
defensive tackle commit Breiden Fehoko and has mentioned having a great
relationship with Tech co-defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Mike Smith as
one of the main reasons why the Red Raiders remain high on his list.
With four commitments along the offensive line for 2015 already, Texas Tech is
looking to add one more prospect from the high school ranks to play on the
inside at guard or center.
Uluave does list the Bruins as a favorite and has mentioned UCLA as a "dream
school" in previous interviews, but the Red Raiders should have an opportunity
to host the standout lineman for an official visit later this fall.
NEW DT IN MIX FOR 2015?
Houston (Texas) Cy-Fair defensive tackle Ross Donelly committed to the Rice
Owls after a junior day visit in mid-March, but decided to re-open his
recruitment in late July.
While the Owls are still in consideration, the standout prospect
recently named Stanford and Ole Miss as the two programs currently
leading in
his recruitment.
The 6-foot-2, 315-pound defensive tackle mentioned that Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech
have recently started to show significant interest.
NEW
BASKETBALL OFFER
Lithonia (Ga.) Miller Grove 2016 point guard Alterique Gilbert received an
offer from Tubby Smith and the Texas Tech men's basketball program this past
Friday.
Texas Tech has officially offered @MillerGroveHoop Alterique Gilbert @iBleed_Royal...
#CantStopWontStop- Sharman White (@coachswhite) September 2, 2014
The 6-foot, 160-pound point guard is rated as a three-star prospect
by Rivals.com and was
recently listed as the No. 92 player in the initial Rivals150 rankings for
the 2016 class.
Gilbert holds offers from Auburn, Cincinnati, Florida State,
Georgia, Maryland, Georgia Tech, Memphis, Miami, Texas A&M, Wake Forest and now
Texas Tech.
JUNIOR TO
WATCHOT Dixie Wooten, Houston (Texas) Lamar
- Wooten is very much an imposing force along the offensive line at 6-foot-5,
322-pounds.
Wooten has yet to receive his first offer, but the standout junior prospect is
already receiving interest from several top programs around the country,
including Texas Tech.
"I talked with the offensive line coach (Lee) Hays," Wooten said. "He watched my
highlights from our first game against Brenham this past week. Coach Hays really
liked my footwork, technique, size and mentioned that he was impressed with my
game overall."
The standout junior is hearing the most from Texas, TCU and Mississippi State
currently. Some of the other programs already showing interest include Baylor,
LSU, Oklahoma, Vanderbilt, Oregon and Arkansas.
AROUND THE
BIG 12
Bullet
Baylor
picked up commit No. 12 for its 2015 class last week when Rowlett (Texas) kicker
Drew Galitz flipped from Miami to the Bears. The three-star is ranked
as the No. 2 kicker in the nation.
Bullet
Oklahoma
recently picked up commit No. 11 for 2015 when San Ramon Valley (California)
offensive tackle Dru Samia chose the Sooners over UCLA and several
other quality offers, including Texas Tech.
Bullet
McKinney
North (Texas) safety Bryce Balous
recaps his
official visit to Kansas State over the weekend.
Bullet
Galena Park
(Texas) North Shore three-star cornerback Darius Mouton is still
receiving
significant interest from Texas Tech and Minnesota.
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