Faulk Commits

LSU fans have been waiting for a new commitment and on Wednesday the wait ended when Chris Faulk gave Les Miles his 12th verbal commitment for 2009.

Faulk (6-6, 305) is rated the 26th best offensive tackle in the land and is a 4-star prospect according to Scout.com.


The Slidell (La.) Northshore product had an offer from Michigan, Nebraska, Arkansas, Ole Miss and several others but he always knew where he wanted to play his college ball.


“I was so excited when I told coach Miles that I kind of started to tear up but I didn’t want coach Miles to see,” Faulk said with a laugh. “It was very emotional and this is probably the best day of my life right now.”


Faulk actually committed to LSU’s headman when the two were looking at one another even though there was about 100 miles separating the two.


“We set up a TV in our library connected to the computer and that is where he and I talked at,” said Faulk. “He asked me if I was ready to be a Tiger and I said I am ready. He then said he was so happy and that is when my emotions started to take over.”


Faulk admitted to always being an LSU fan but there was some doubt on whether he would get the chance to suit up for the Tigers because of his academic situation.


That in itself played a big part in his emotions.


“I came a long way and football has always been my passion,” he said. “I now have the chance to go play for a school that I love and that I always dreamed about. It doesn’t get any better than this when you get to see a dream come true.”


Faulk’s academic situation has improved dramatically over the past few months and if he continues to stay on his current path then he will be right where he needs to be in terms of qualifying.


“I met with my counselor yesterday and my core GPA is a 2.3 and I have a 16 on the ACT,” he said. “I’m taking some classes in summer school that will raise it even more and I’ll be taking the ACT again, too, to get that up.”


With school winding down, Faulk can now enjoy the moment because, after all, this is one of the happiest days of his life.


“I can’t even explain how I feel,” he said. “I am just so pumped and glad that I am a Tiger.”

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