On Saturday Davante’ Bourque and his father Kirk Landry were on the LSU campus for the second time in less than a month, spending the day with the Tigers coaching staff as the group hosted their second Junior Day for 2012 prospects.
The first gathering, tabbed as Boys from the Boot, was held last month and saw the staff invite only a select number of prospects and their families into town.
“We had a good time at both events,” said Landry. “It seems like he is on their shortlist, because they have nothing but great things to say. Coach (Billy) Gonzales likes him a lot and they had a good meeting today. Coach Brick (Haley) recruits the area and has had some conversations with Davante’, as well. He seems to really like both of them.”
After spending his first two years of high school at Gueydan Bourque transferred to Crowley, where he rushed for 2,308 yards and 40 touchdowns on 221 carries. Though the numbers were impressive for Class 3A, the junior remains open to testing his skills at a different position on the next level.
“I think LSU still likes him at wide receiver, though coach Miles had watched some of his game film and said he was just as excited to see what he could do at running back,” said Landry. “They want to give him a look in camp before they decide on anything. The coaches also said they would come out to Crowley in the spring and do some evaluations then. If they are going to offer, it could come then.”
Though he remains open to other possibilities, Bourque’s conversations with Gonzales have him excited about playing wide receiver in Baton Rouge.
“(Gonzales) made it seem like we have known each other forever,” he said. “As a receiver he likes me because of the way I move in space and have good vision. He also likes my size.
“He told me that he wants me working with him in camp, and he also wants to see me back down there this spring. I might make a practice or something like that.”
With offers from Tennessee and Arkansas, Bourque feels his next overture will come from Texas A&M.
“I went to the first Texas A&M Junior Day a few weeks back, and then I am going over there again at the end of the month,” he said. “I like them, but LSU is still the offer I really want. I’d like to stay home to play and I know that it would be a good fit.”
After he earned Class 1A First-Team All-State honors at running back as a freshman and sophomore at Gueydan, Bourque grabbed Class 3A First-Team All-State honors as an athlete this past fall.