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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Jimbo gets his man

Well, that didn't take long.

Jimbo Fisher has been at Florida State less than six months and he has already hurt LSU on the recruiting trail.

Fisher and the Seminoles got a commitment today from one of the nation's top quarterback prospects, E.J. Manuel of Virginia Beach, Va.

LSU was one of 10 schools under Manuel's consideration before opted for Fisher and the Seminoles.

Those things happen in recruiting.

What should be more of a concern for LSU fans is the fact that Florida State made a big splash in the recruiting wars with Manuel's commitment.

You can make a correlation of LSU's rise and Florida State's slipping in recent years. Of course, you could make a similar point with LSU and Texas A&M.

But the bigger point is LSU still has a ways to go as far as being perceived as a national program. Either that, or the Tigers need to win some battles with Fisher in the coming months.

2 Comments:

Blogger Sonny said...

To that extent, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Auburn, etc. are not national programs either as their rosters are primarily composed of kids from their respective states. The SEC is king and our talent pools don't necessitate goind across the country for a player. Besides, I'd rather a state institution be representive of the people of the state not from a, say, California. Lastly, LSU's record in the new millenium speaks for itself......we may not be a national program, but we sure as hell are an elite program.

5:08 AM  
Blogger Sonny said...

Not a national program, but a national POWERHOUSE!

from 2001 until now LSU has proven it owns a chair at the big dog's table. Besides, why recruit elsewhere when your state and surrounding areas are the most fertile?

Should LSU win the NC this year, what position will you take then?

Lastly, I'd like you to meet Joseph Barksdale the #1 recruit in the state of Michigan.........

5:12 AM  

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