March 10, 2008

Dent plans on attending Tech's Spring Game

Much has been made over the last few years about Texas Tech's struggles when it comes to defending a good rushing attack. Though the blame for Tech's woes in this department falls on both the defensive line and the linebackers, most of the attention has been focused on the line, prompting Tech to go out and stockpile defensive linemen in the 2008 class.

But Tech's coaches aren't done just yet. Just like one can never have too much money or too much fun, Texas Tech's recruiting motto could be that you can never have too many big defensive linemen, because they are still looking to add depth, size, and talent to their rotation, and South Grand Prairie standout Randall Dent fits the bill.

"Things are going good right now, sir," explained Dent. "I'm just trying to make sure I make the right decision and weighing all my options as far as recruiting goes."

The 6-foot-5, 270-pound lineman says the recruiting process is getting hectic, but he's still taking his time.

"It can all be a little overwhelming at times," he said. "But I know that if I make the right decision, it will be better for me in the long run, so I'm just being patient and trying to make the best choice."

The mammoth lineman says he's looking for two things in a school.

"The main two things I'm looking at are academics and just being comfortable," explained Dent. "I want a place where I can find those two things, and I'm willing to wait and look until I find that. So far from the schools I've visited, I got good vibes from Texas and Oklahoma State. I felt like those were places I could potentially fit in."

Dent has also visited Texas A&M unofficially, and was thought to have visited Texas Tech for the Red Raiders' Junior Day on March 1st, but was eventually unable to attend.

"I was supposed to go out to Lubbock to see Texas Tech with some teammates," he explained. "But some scheduling conflicts came up around me and I couldn't go, which wasn't real cool. Some guys from my team still went, but I had to back out at the last minute."

However, Dent, who holds offers from Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, and Oregon, says he still plans on making it out to the South Plains at some point.

"Right now the plan is to take a visit out there for their spring game," said Dent. "I'm really looking forward to that. I don't know a whole lot about them, but I'm looking forward to getting out there and checking it out."

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