Freeman Talks UL Commitment

Jones County, (GA) offensive Lineman Jesse Freeman (6'4,311) became the Ragin' Cajuns fifth commitment to the 2014 Class this week. Go inside the Cajun Redzone to get the rest of the story.

Jones County High offensive lineman Jesse Freeman has seen his stock continuously rise since attending the Atlanta MVP Camp in April. Since then Freeman has attended the Ragin' Cajun Camp this summer and so impressed the staff that Coach Hudspeth became more involved in recruiting the Georgia native. Jesse spoke about his visit to UL and his communications with Coach Hudspeth.

"After the MVP Camp, I started to get a lot more mail and interest from college football programs," Freeman stated. "I traveled down to one of their camps and worked out well for them ,and enjoyed touring the facilities and visiting Lafayette. Overall I was just impressed with the campus and the community.

Besides Louisiana, Freeman also had offers from UAB, Troy, Middle Tennessee and Georgia State. But his decision became easier as Coach Hudspeth stayed involved with his recruitment.

"Coach Stringer is my area recruiter, but Coach Hudspeth really was involved in recruiting me," Jesse said. "We spoke to each other on Face book and he talked to my coach at times as well. I think the main thing that Coach Hudspeth said that really helped me make the decision easier for me was when he told me they were going to push me to the edge and make me the best that I can be on and off the football field."

When asked about some of the feedback he has gotten from friends and coaches, Freeman stated that not everyone knew who the Ragin' Cajuns were as a program.

"I had a few friends and coaches ask me about the UL program," Freeman stated. "I told them they have won back-to-back bowl games and almost beat Florida last season. Our quarterback Stephen Collier committed to Ohio State recently and now that I committed to Louisiana, they know who the Ragin' Cajuns are now. I can't wait to get down there and play in the new facilities they are building."

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