Texas Tech was the first school to offer Corey Dauphine in February, and the 6-foot-1, 180-pound Port Arthur (Texas) Memorial running back quickly let it be known he was ready to become a Red Raider.
His commitment has not slowed down his recruiting process with offers from the likes of Arizona State, Baylor, TCU, Maryland, Utah, and Washington State coming through over the last few months. Coaches from Oklahoma, USC, Texas A&M, and Arkansas have also stayed in touch.
Despite the attention, Dauphine continues to feel strong in his commitment to Texas Tech.
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"It's still solid," Dauphine said." The coaches, I still have that good relationship with them. They always keep up with me and everything. We always have that connection. We always hit each other up and everything. Our relationship is good."
While he is strong in his commitment, he does admit one other school has caught his attention
"Oklahoma," Dauphine said. "It's just something like I love their running style and they're known for putting big backs out there like Adrian Peterson and them."
Sooner running backs coach Cale Gundy made his way to Port Arthur on Monday, and tonight he plans to talk with the Oklahoma coach.
USC defensive backs coach Keith Heyward is planning to stop by Memorial to see Dauphine in action soon. Arkansas running backs coach Joel Thomas and Texas A&M running backs coach Clarence McKinney have also let him know they plan to stop by soon.
During the summer months he plans to attend camps at Texas Tech, Baylor, and Texas A&M, but he will also participate in the Great Southwest Track and Field Classics in June.
Dauphine currently has the top 200m time in the country with a 20.76 at the UIL State Track and Field Championships , and he plans to continue running track on the college level.