Cheta told TI's Frank Rotolo Wednesday evening that he's still committed to the Green Wave, although he made an official visit to Louisian Tech last weekend, making his committment a tad soft.
"Coach Toledo's not too thrilled I made the visit," Cheta began. "I was their first commitment back last fall, and I'm still a solid committment for Tulane. But my folks are concerned about the New Orleans crime rate."
"I don't want to make Coach Toledo angry, but I think I ought to look around. Coach Dooley at Louisiana Tech told me that some things there that I hadn't liked were being fixed, and I was impressed with him and my visit to Tech, so Coach Dooley's coming for a home visit tomorrow," Ozougwu added.
What about TCU, the school long thought to be the Green Wave's particular rival for Cheta's signature? "TCU gave me a time limit I had to decide by. It was over Wednesday. I don't think I want to go to TCU. So that's over."
Any other new recruiting developments, Cheta? "The new staff at Rice, Coach Bailiff, they've been promising me playing time right off. They want me to play defensive end, though. They say they only have one defensive end on the roster and are guaranteeing me playing time next season. Coach Bailiff made his home visit Tuesday, and I might visit there this weekend."
Is there anything else attracting the Taylor High School athlete to Rice besides playing time? "Playing time is a big factor. Of course, Tulane promised me playing time early way back. The thing is, my folks have been researching academics and found that Rice is ranked higher than Tulane. We're an academic family, so that's important", he ended.