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Army All-Americans solid with Texas Tech

1/5/2012

U.S. Army All-Americans Michael Starts (Waco, Texas/La Vega) and Dominique Wheeler (Crockett, Texas), two players on the West roster, confirmed Thursday that they are both very solid with their commitments to Texas Tech.

Starts, a four-star tackle, hurt his left shoulder during Tuesday’s practice and did not suit up Thursday. His status for Saturday’s game is uncertain, but he said the injury was just a bruise and he did not have any broken bones or ligament damage.

“I’m solid with Tech. That’s where I’m going to be the next four or five years,” he said.

Wheeler, a four-star receiver, said that while he’s still solid with the Red Raiders, he intends on making trips to Baylor and Texas A&M. Set dates for both visits have yet to be determined.

“I’m going just to see what the other colleges have to offer,” said Wheeler, ranked No. 44 in the ESPNU 150 and considered the fifth-ranked receiver in the country. “I’m still 100 percent with Tech, but I want to see what it’s like at the other programs.”

Starts (No. 125 in the ESPNU 150) said he thought about taking visits to Baylor and TCU with his father, but he’s decided against the idea.