Several Big Visitors for the Fresno Game.

Several Big Visitors for the Fresno Game.

Louisiana Tech has a big matchup this weekend for Homecoming. Several big names will be in attendance.

Doak Raulston, from All Saints Episcopal in Fort Worth, TX will be at his second Tech game this year. He was at the Mississippi State game and is ready to witness the homecoming envirnoment.

"School hadn't started when I was at the Mississippi State game," explained Raulston. "I want to see what it's like with all of the students at the game."

All Saints is coming off of a win and Rauslton has a conference championship in his sights. "We beat Country Day 28-3," Raulston said of his 8-1 Saints team. "We play Cistercian this week and if we win, then we will play for the conference."

Raulston said he talks to Coach Joseph and Coach Scelfo from Tech a lot. "They are really cool," he said. "Coach Dooley is going to build the program the right way. It is really exciting."

Purdue recently called to check on Raulston. "They called and asked for my highlight tape," he said. "The offensive coordinator is looking at it and they are going to get back to me."

Raulston said he was glad to see that Sharman Brown recently committed to the Bulldogs and he was aware of Tech's stable of freshman wide receivers.

Bret Craine, from White Hall, Arkansas, will make his second straight Louisiana Tech game. Craine was at the Idaho game and he is bringing his teammate, Nick Partridge with him to the Fresno game. "I really like Tech and I am really hoping they will offer," said Craine. Craine has Oklahoma State, Louisiana Tech, and UCA in his top three schools.

Two other top out of state big men will be in attendance. Adam Ayala, a versatile lineman from Texas will be in Ruston as will Jonathan Henderson, a big offensive lineman from Mississippi.

Tech commitment Kendrick James will return to Joe Aillet Stadium this week. James is the highest rated player to commit to Tech so far. His teammate, Torell Miller will also be at the game. Miller is a huge safety for OP Walker.

Lamin Barrow, one of the top linebackers in the country, said he was planning to come to the game. His teammate, Deante Triplett said he talks to Tech on a regular basis. Triplett has added South Alabama to his list of offers along with Tech and Tulane.

Darius Redding, from Godby High School in Tallahassee, Florida, will also be in for homecoming. The 6'4" Redding, is a big time athlete with a habit of dunking in traffic.

Check back next week to see how the visits went for these players and others.

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