Sunday, January 31, 2010

LSU Receives Commitment; Weekend Recap

LSU had a surprise visitor over the weekend in Slidell high school receiver and Arkansas commitment Armand Williams.  Williams received an offer from LSU on the visit and he committed immediately.  The opportunity to play for the hometown team was impossible to pass up.  Williams has a whole lot of potential.  He has good size at 6'3" 185 pounds and good speed at 4.50.   He put up some ridiculous combine numbers over the summer.  He also recorded a 41" vertical leap, a 11'7" in the broad jump (which is the best I've ever heard of), and is a state champion in the high jump.  So there's really no questioning this kid's athleticism.   The question then becomes whether Williams can run routes, catch the football, and block.  Those are things that can be coached easier than speed and athleticism.  

Florida receiver Kadron Boone had a great visit to LSU and rated it a perfect 10.  He did not commit to LSU on the visit, but I believe LSU is squarely in the driver's seat to land him.  He will announce on signing day, and it looks like his final decision will be between LSU, Louisville, and Texas Tech.  I predict that LSU will sign Boone. 

Georgia defensive J.C. Copeland also had a great visit to LSU but did not commit.  His final decision will be between Tennessee and LSU, and it looks like a coin flip as to who he'll choose.   Copeland looks like a real difference maker, and I'll have my fingers crossed on signing day that LSU was able to steal him away. 

Evangel high school defensive tackle Brandon Jackson also visited LSU, and he also did not commit.  Still considered a Texas A&M commitment, Jackson remains a very real possibility for LSU.  It's still unclear whether the staff would take both Copeland and Jackson. 

Shreveport receiver Jarrett Fobbs appears to be a done deal to Texas A&M.  It's a little disappointing that LSU wasn't able to turn Fobbs away from A&M to LSU.   It will be interesting to follow Fobbs' career to see how he pans out. 


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