RUSTON -- Louisiana Tech used the 2011 recruiting class to build its young depth at defensive tackle. They seem to be looking to do the same thing in 2012 for its defensive ends.
Wil Freeman is a player who camped at Tech during the summer but did not garner an offer while at camp. During that summer, Freeman put on some weight to bulk up to 235 pounds on his 6-6 frame. Throughout his senior season, Freeman only held an offer from Louisiana-Lafayette. Sunday, that changed for Freeman as Tech offered the Mississippi defensive end.
"[Tech] offered me today," said Freeman. "[My parents and I] met with Coach Dykes before we left, he said they liked me a lot and said I would fit in in Ruston and said they were going to offer me."
Freeman did not consider committing on the spot to Tech since he wants to make all of his visits first.
"No, I didn't consider committing on the spot," Freeman said. "Because I had it in my mind that I wasn't going to make a decision until signing day afar I make all my visits."
If signing day was today I don't know where would sign, I wouldn't be ready at all."
Freeman will visit Arkansas State on January 20 and Louisiana-Lafayette on January 27. Currently Arkansas State has not offered the three-star defensive end.
Previously, Freeman had visited Ruston for camp and an unofficial visit during a game and was unable to see the team dynamic. As a result, that is what Free man wanted to see most.
The team dynamic and things like that is what I wanted to see the most," Freeman said. "And how the team interacts with the coaches and the coaches with the players. I didn't really get a feel for that until I came on my official."
Coincidentally, the dynamic of the team was Freeman's favorite part of his visit to Ruston.
My favorite part of the visit I would probably have to say would be the coaches and the players," Freeman said. "It seems like the coaches are going to be there for a while and I really enjoyed hanging out with the players."
Freeman will qualify and reports a 3.5 or 3.6 GPA and a 29 on his ACT. Freeman said he would like to do Sports Medicine or coach in the future.
While in Ruston, Freeman was hosted by Tech Freshman Defensive Tackle, Dirk Tanner.
Currently, Freeman says Tech and Louisiana-Lafayette are his favorites as they are the only ones to have offered him.
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