It was a common thought that Tyler (Texas) Lee safety Tekerrein Cuba was going to follow his teammate Jacob Amie after his decision this week. Cuba isn't thinking like that.
The 6-foot-2, 180-pounder says that he's planning on making his own decision on his own time despite Amie's commitment to Texas Tech. Though the Red Raiders are one of his co-leaders, they're not on top at this point.
"Well, Texas A&M and Tech are still my top two," Cuba said. "I'd say Texas A&M is a little bit out in front though. I just like how their defense is and it's like what we run here at Lee. I mean, that's an easier transition.
"I like Tech too because of their two-deep safeties."
Cuba also says that the nod for hardest recruiting has to go to the Aggies.
"They just text me, want me to call them, write a lot of letters, and all that," Cuba said. "They show a lot of interest."
A mid-season decision is more likely for the East Texas defensive back rather than anytime soon. He's planning on visiting his two favorites and possibly Texas this fall for official visits.
Though he has out-of-state scholarship offers from the likes of Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma State, he's looking to stay in the Lone Star State.
"I'd like to be here for college," he said about location. "That's why I'm focused on the in-state schools."
Is there a chance that Amie's decision will cause him to think over his commitment?
"It's not going to change anything," he said. "I'm not going to make a decision right now and I love Texas Tech, but it doesn't matter a ton to me which school he goes to."
Cuba is rated as the No. 33 safety in the country and the No. 63 rated overall prospect in the state of Texas.