Rivals250 to watch defensive end Lavunce Askew of Camden (Ark.) Fairview has received two new scholarship offers this week. One came from a Big 12 program and the other from one of Conference USA's best teams.
"Recruiting is going great," he said. "I got offers from Texas Tech yesterday and Tulsa today."
The 6-foot-2, 250-pounder doesn't know very much about the Red Raiders, but is interested.
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"I know that they recruited a great quarterback last year, so they must not be a bad team," he said.
He likes Tulsa's sterling academic reputation.
"It's a nice school and I like them academic-wise and football-wise," he said. "You have to have a 21 on your ACT to get in and I got a 21 (Askew received his scores in the mail two weeks ago)."
The Golden Hurricane and Texas Tech join Arkansas, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Oklahoma State and Washington in extending an offer to Askew.
Recently, Askew traveled to Fayetteville, Ark., to take in the Razorbacks' Junior Day event.
"It was great," he said. "I felt like part of the family up there."
Askew's high school teammate, Rivals250 to watch quarterback Jim Youngblood, has already given a verbal commitment to the Razorbacks. But Askew says that Youngblood's decision will have no effect on his.
Askew will decide after football season and says he will announce his decision "close to National Signing Day."