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Recruiting on the High Seas // DB Tre'Vante Porter

Seems like were on a little bit of a roll here, no?  Tre'Vante Porter, a defensive back from Midwest City, OK, has committed to Texas Tech.  I can't say that I know too much about Porter, but from what I've read, Porter was down to Texas Tech and Oklahoma St.  Let's get to it.

The Measurables



Tre'Vante Porter
Position: DB
Rivals Profile
Scout Profile
ESPN Profile 77 Grade
Ht: 6'0"
Wt: 185 lbs
Forty: 4.40 secs
High School: Carl Albert (Midwest City, OK)

The Film

Unfortunately, the only free video I could find was via the ESPN Profile, the problem was that I'm not sure how much you can tell from the video other than Porter looks to be a heck of an athlete.

The Scouting Report

From the video mentioned above the one thing that stood out to me was that he was not afraid of contact.  Perhaps a good word would be that he's just aggressive.  That's probably a really good thing to be as an athlete and the kid does not appear to be afraid to lay it on.  Here's a portion of the ESPN Profile:

Porter is a versatile athlete that stands out on in the secondary, as a wide out and on special teams. He is a physically impressive looking football player that is lean and athletic. Possesses above average speed and is very quick. On defense plays the game with confidence and is a reactor. Keeps very good leverage and tempo on the football and doesn't allow the running back to cut the football back to the inside. Often avoids blockers or uses hands to separate and disengage in order to get to the ball. A reliable tackler that doesn't always make picture perfect hits but usually makes the play. Sometimes doesn't take the extra step and leaves feet too early when making an angular tackle. Very solid pass defender that can step in front of the out and curl patterns to make a play on the football. A threat to bring the football back the distance once he makes the interception.

The Player Speaks

There's a couple of things from the interwebs about Porter, up first, from the NewsOK High School Sports Blog, Ryan Aber, who talked today before committing:

I talked with Tre a bit before the ceremony and he seemed relaxed and ready to get the announcement out of the way. And it wasn’t a drawn out thing like so many guys like to do. He simply thanked everyone for being there, then reached out for the shirt (although he did put his hand on the OSU shirt while telling the assembled crowd how much he liked the Cowboys).


"I just didn’t want the distraction, didn’t like all the phone calls and everything," Porter said. "I just wanted to get it over with."

And RaiderPower's Mark Sparrow has a bit of a scouting report on Porter:

Defensively, Porter is effective at locking up receivers as well as getting into the backfield to disrupt quarterbacks and running backs on blitz packages. A solid tackler who knocks opponents back when he wraps up, Tre finished his junior season with 96 tackles, one sack, and four interceptions.

The 2010 Class

Position Commitment
QB Scotty Young (6-3/185)
RB Aaron Spikes (5-10/185)
Delans Griffin (5-10/180)
WR Shawn Corker (6-1/189)
Kadron Boone (6-1/197)
OL Beau Carpenter (6-7/260)
James Polk (6-7/290)
Denton Simek (6-4/260)
DL Jaqwaylin Arps (6-3/230)
Kedrick Dial (6-5/215)
Jackson Richards (6-4/240)
Coby Coleman (6-3/280)
LB Zac Winbush (6-2/200)
DB Desmond Martin (6-0/173)
Russell Polk (5-11/200)
Brandon Smith (6-1/175)
Urell Johnson (6-0/180)
Tre'Vante Porter (6-1/185)


Tre'Vante, welcome to Texas Tech and Git Your Guns Up!!