Davante’ Bourque has been committed to Texas A&M for a few weeks but he spent the day at LSU on Saturday. What’s the latest on one of Louisiana’s top athletes?
"Davante' went one on one with Les Miles today and it was a different ballgame than before," said Kirk Landry (Bourque's father). "They want him bad. Coach Miles said, 'Listen, Kirk. Davante' is not our wide receiver, he's our running back.'
"Coach Miles said he doesn't care what's out there on message boards. He told Davante', 'You're the running back (for us). There's no other back with your size and field vision. The only way you'll change positions is if your body outgrows the running back position.'"
According to Landry, Miles only wants to sign one back in the class and that's Bourque.
"Coach Miles promised Davante' that if he commits to LSU, then we won't see another running back offer go out," Landry explained. "Miles said the only reason LSU had him on their board at receiver was because Davante' went to the wide receiver meeting at an earlier LSU event.
"Miles said his staff thought Davante' wanted to play wide receiver."
What else did Miles say?
"This time, Davante' paid more attention to what LSU had to say," Landry said. "Coach Miles brought up (current and former LSU players) Tyrann Mathieu, Patrick Peterson and Tharold Simon. Miles said that Davante' will come in and play as a freshman, just like those guys. Miles told Davante' that Mathieu and Peterson didn't believe it either.
"Miles told Davante' that Mathieu and Peterson looked at him crazy when he told them they would play as freshman. They didn't believe Miles, but Miles gave his word. He says he's a man of his word."
What was Bourque's reaction?
"Davante' didn't say anything about Texas A&M or LSU on the drive home," said Landry. "He's a quiet guy. He did have a different look on his face, though. I can tell you that his mom wants him to play at home (LSU).
"Overall, it was a good outing."