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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Recruiting update

LSU's recruiting weekend looks to be filled with a lot of guys who are already committed to the Tigers. Among those scheduled to visit are Ron Brooks, Josh Dworaczyk, Jarvis Jones, Stevan Ridley, Mitch Joseph and Alex Russian -- all have committed to the Tigers.

Among the players not committed that are scheduled to visit are linebacker Brandon Hicks of Jacksonville, Fla., and Miami commitment Damien Berry, a cornerback.

Things will likely get interesting over the next couple of weeks.

New Alabama coach Nick Saban is trying to do what any college coach does and that's lock up his own state. So look for Saban and Les Miles to have a tug-of-war for the signature of Mobile defensive back Phelon Jones.

I know a lot of LSU fans are upset that Saban is recruiting a player committed to LSU. But that street goes two ways. LSU kept recruiting Jai Eugene last year after he had committed to Michigan. And the Tigers didn't stop recruiting Ryan Perrilloux after he had committed to Texas.

Saban's doing what any good college coach would do with his own recruiting territory.

Yes, LSU may have trouble getting kids out of Mobile in the future. But LSU's name is growing more nationally and the Tigers do have their own fertile ground to offset any losses.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mobile is closer to Baton Rouge than Tuscaloosa or Auburn. It's never been "easy" to get kids out of Mobile, but I don't think it's going to get much more difficult just because Alabama is paying someone 30 million dollars to coach them.

5:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it is unfortunate that we don't have more reporters who really care about LSU. What good are you doing anyone in this state by making nice comments about Saban? You only serve to help his recruiting. This leads me to believe that Gannett has too many reporters who really aren't Louisiana natives.

10:12 AM  

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