Even though he is from Louisiana, Leondre James hasn't had many opportunities to spend time on the LSU campus. However, that all changed on Saturday during LSU's first national junior day. The 5-11 170 pound James received an in-depth tour of all things LSU, both inside the football program and with the school. Heading into the visit, James was looking for a chance to speak with the LSU coaching staff in person, something that happened while he was on the Baton Rouge campus.
"The visit was great," said James. "I got to meet the coaching staff and coach [Les] Miles. I ate lunch with them and I got to walk around and meet a bunch of other players from outside of Louisiana. I got to know a lot of people while I was there, so it was fun."
While James had an opportunity to speak with Les Miles during the visit, he spent the majority of his time with two other assistants learning about what would be expected of him at LSU.
"Coach [Adam] Henry and coach [Corey] Raymond are the coaches that I met with for the longest time," said James. "On the offensive side, they were telling me about what they expect from their players once they step on campus. Execution was something that they talked a lot about."
Prior to the visit, James had been hearing rumors about a possible offer being extended by LSU. Following his junior day visit, James has a better idea of what steps he would need to take to get an offer from the Tigers.
"I got invited to the camp in June or July," said James. "They want me to come and see what I can do. I have heard a lot of stuff about a possible offer from the staff recently, but they didn't talk a whole lot about it when I was on campus. They want me to come to camp."
While he didn't receive an offer from LSU this weekend, James explained that he learned a lot about the school from current players. In fact, James is hopeful that he has found his future home.
"I'm very interested in going to LSU," said the Donaldsonville High School standout. "I am very comfortable there and it was amazing when they showed us the highlight video of old games."
"I really want to go there because some of their players told us why they chose LSU and what it is like. They are big on academics and that is important."
Aside from LSU, James explained that he is receiving interest from several other schools around the South, with one school moving up his list quickly.
"Houston is a school that is climbing up my list," said James. "I talk with my recruiter from over there at least once a week. I really like them."
"I'm getting mail from Missouri, Alabama, UL-Lafayette, UL-Monroe, Tulane, Mississippi State, and Nebraska. Most of those schools are inviting me to their camps this summer."
Following his visit for the LSU junior day, James explained that he doesn't have any other visits set in stone at this point.
"I'm planning on going to the junior day at UL-Lafayette," said James. "I'm not sure I'm going to be going though because there is a combine that I want to go to. I'm also going to another combine around that same time."
James loved LSU
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