Missouri City (Texas) Fort Bend Marshall offensive guard Dimitri Lott made a soft verbal commitment to Texas Tech with the intention of checking some other schools out. One of those schools was Mississippi State earlier this month, but he also has his focus on what the hurricane brewing in the Gulf of Mexico is doing.
Recruiting rarely takes precedence over something like safety when Hurricane Rita is on a storm track to head toward Missouri City. The three-star rated 6-foot-2, 271-pound player and his family are not going to wait around.
"We're leaving either today or tomorrow," Lott said about the storm headed his way. "It's up in the air where we're going. It's going to be somewhere between Dallas, Fort Worth, and Memphis. We've got family in all those places, so it's all an option."
On a lighter side of things, Lott came away from his first official visit while still being committed to Texas Tech and that was to Mississippi State on Sept. 2. Lott liked what he saw, but has not budged on his pledge to the Red Raiders.
"It was great," Lott said. "It's a wonderful environment. It's not too big and not too small. It would be a wonderful place to play, especially with all of the experience that those coaches have."
"But, I'm still committed to Texas Tech."
Aside from the storm headed his way, he's also had his mind on other things than the next school to visit. However, he's pretty sure about one.
"Texas Tech will be my next one," Lott said. "It will be sometime in October and other than that, no one else comes to mind just yet."