Lafayette LB makes name known

Lafayette linebacker Alton Boudreaux (6-2 ½, 230, 4.6) could be one of Louisiana's biggest unknowns among many recruiting circles, but colleges from around the country surely know who he is.

With Division I-A scholarship offers from LSU, Colorado, Texas A&M, Mississippi State and Middle Tennessee State, along with an one from Northwestern State, Boudreaux's name will be popping up more heading into his final high school campaign.

Boudreaux said he is wide open right now and wants to look at what all of the schools have to offer.

"I'm looking at everything," Boudreaux told Tiger Rag. "I'm looking for nice facilities, a good location and good people around me. I don't know what I want to major, but when I decide I want to see what college is the best in my field."

Boudreaux burst onto the scene for Lafayette High School as a freshman when he was forced into action midway through the season. He finished his freshman campaign as one of his team's starting defensive ends, and has made his home at linebacker the last two years.

LSU is the closest school that is recruiting him and he has the Tigers under the microscope.

"They (LSU) sit pretty good," Boudreaux said. "I have family in Baton Rouge and I like LSU. I really do. I like coach (Nick) Saban a lot. The coaches are real friendly and they are real good to you. I also like their facilities and stuff."

Mississippi State and Texas A&M also stand out, according to Boudreaux.

"I like the schools," he said. "They play pretty good defense and I like the out-of-state thing. Staying home or going out-of-state really doesn't matter."

Boudreaux said one of his main focal points right now is his academics. He currently has a 2.0 grade point average and he made a 15 on his first ACT attempt.

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