McBride holds three

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Two of Corey McBride's offers are from in-state schools (Tulane and the Cajuns).

His third arrived courtesy of Houston, which has been very effective on the Louisiana recruiting scene under receivers coach Brandon Middleton, who came to the Cougars from Shreveport (La.) Evangel Christian.

"UL offered at their junior day," McBride recalled. "First, they checked to make sure I was coming to the junior day. During the scrimmage that afternoon, Coach (Reed) Stringer came and got me out of the stands.

"He took us over to Coach Hud and then (Stringer) said, 'We're giving you an offer here at the 50-yard line, and this is the head coach right here. You're not getting offered by only an assistant, you've got an offer from the head coach. We are really impressed by you and want you to be a Ragin' Cajun.'"

Middleton, from Houston, has been in contact with McBride for an extended period of time, and the two have established a solid relationship.

"One day I talked to Coach Middleton," McBride explained, "and he basically asked how I was doing and then said they want me to be a Cougar. I'm trying to get out there for Houston's summer camp and see how it is."

Although it hasn't translated to on-the-field success quite yet, Tulane has reeled in solid back-to-back recruiting classes under head coach Curtis "C.J." Johnson.

"I think Tulane is going to be dangerous in a year or two with the players they're bringing in," McBride pointed out. "They just got in the mix with me over the past two or three weeks.

"I'm not sure which coach is assigned to my recruitment. I've tried to call the Tulane staff several times. They sent a handwritten note letting me know they offered."

LSU, USC, Mississippi State, Florida and Arkansas are additional programs of interest for McBride.

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