Rike’s draft boosts Tech prestige
Rike is a perfect example.
Coming out of Stephen F. Austin High School in Richmond, Texas, he wasn’t highly recruited.
In fact, Tech was actually the only school that really showed a lot of interest.
“We had him in one of our summer camps, invited him as a walk-on in the fall (of 2004) and then he just went from there,” Simoneaux recalled. “Brian being drafted so high is a credit to the hard work that he did and also to how much Fran and David meant in his development.”