Drake is gearing up for LSU trip

There doesn't appear to be as many prospects scheduled for an official visit to LSU for the upcoming weekend but there will be one guy on campus that the staff is extremely high on in Marrero-John Ehret product Drake Nevis.

Drake Nevis (6-2, 285, 5.0) is one of the top d-tackles on the board but the problem facing the coaches is that he committed to Ole Miss back in February.


This past weekend, the 3-star prospect took his official visit to Ole Miss and he came away very impressed with what the Rebels had to offer.


What stood out the most on his trip to Oxford?


"It was nice over there," said Nevis, who finished his senior campaign with 110 tackles, 35 tackles for losses, 11 sacks, 25 QB hurries, 8 forced fumbles, and 2 recovered fumbles. "It was a nice overall atmosphere with a nice town. They offer a good education and have nice facilities. They have one of the best defensive line coaches in the country and it was just a real nice family environment."


Did the trip solidify Drake's pledge to the Rebels?


"I still have more visits to take and each coach from each school knows that whichever school I think is best for me then that is where I am going," he said. "I am still committed to Ole Miss though."



Nevis said that he had been to LSU four times unofficially during the season so he has a good idea of what LSU has to offer.


What is he hoping to see on his official visit that he hasn't already seen?


"I'm just looking to see everything again and really nothing in particular right now," said Nevis. "I want to hear what everybody has to say and what all is out there to offer. I already pretty much know that I fit in with the coaches and players but I guess I want to see everything else outside of football. My parents are going with me and I know they are looking forward to talking to the coaches and getting some questions answered."


Other than the Tigers and Rebels, the schools in contention for Nevis' signature are Texas A&M, who happened to make an in-home visit on Monday, along with Auburn, Miami and possibly Florida.


Is there anything in particular that will help him to make his final decision?


"I already know that everything athletically and academically is good at all of the schools," said Nevis. "The most important thing for me is going to be which school is going to help me be successful in life outside of football. I am going to pray on it and leave it in the Lord's hands and wherever he wants me to go then that is where I will go."


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