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Porterie shocked by attention

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Port Arthur (Texas) Memorial three-star quarterback Donovan Porterie knew he was going to see more and more attention from the college coaches, but he wasn’t aware that he would be getting this much attention.
“It’s been crazy,” Porterie, who is 6-foot-2 and 188 pounds, said. “Tulsa called me this afternoon. I’ve already talked to Syracuse, Kansas State, Missouri, Louisiana Tech, and I missed some calls, too.”
With offers from Syracuse, Houston, Iowa State and a new offer from Tulsa, Porterie didn’t expect the type of attention that’s gotten, especially from a team like Kansas State.
“That was a new one that I was shocked by,” Porterie said. “I walked in from church last Wednesday and the coach was there on the phone for me.”
Porterie and his teammates got off to a rough start with an 0-2 star. But they were missing one of their key weapons, four-star running back and Texas commitment Jamaal Charles.
“He’s back this week,” Porterie said. “That’ll take some of the pressure off me and the receivers. I’ve been doing pretty well so far. The first two games, I had 54 yards rushing and had some big passing plays. The second game, I had 156 yards and 34 yards rushing on five carries.”
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