Thibodeaux has two at the top

Nevada and Tulane are going toe-to-toe in the battle to land New Iberia (LA) Westgate three-star defensive lineman Tae Thibodeaux. What does Thibodeaux have to say about it? Read on for full details...

Tae Thibodeaux has been the recipient of much attention from Nevada and Tulane.

"Since Nevada offered, I've been talking to them every day," he said. "I holler at them and they send me messages on Facebook and Twitter. They'll tell me, 'What's up, big fella?'

"They're showing a lot of love, and say I can come in and play right away. I talk to their head coach, too. I'm linking up with them and will set up a visit for after the season. I'm going to visit Nevada and Tulane for sure."

Thibodeaux says Nevada has provided detailed plans for how they would like to utilize his talents.

"They want me to play the role that Warren Sapp did in the 'Tampa 2' defense with the Buccaneers," he said. "They don't have much depth on their defensive line. There's only one senior and one junior who would be ahead of me, so I'd be able to play right away."

Thibodeaux talked about Tulane's approach.

"Their coaches want me," the nation's 83rd-ranked defensive tackle said. "They also want me to come there and play right away. It's kinda like they're in a battle with Nevada to get me.

"Tulane's coaches are telling me it's not far away from home. That's not really a big deal to me, though. It doesn't matter if I stay in Louisiana or not."

Thibodeaux has racked up eight sacks this season for Westgate, which currently stands at 4-3. At this time last year, the Tigers were 0-7.

Westgate won its last three games in 2012 to set up this season's effort. The Tigers should make the Class 4A playoffs and Thibodeaux says the squad is settling for nothing less than a state title.

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