Womack signed his financial aid agreement this summer with intentions to enroll early with the Tigers. While that grants the LSU coaches unlimited contact with him, it doesn’t lock him in to a spring enrollment.
Now that topic has been a point of focus in Womack’s recruitment, as he no longer seems certain he wants to finish high school a semester early. Dave Womack, Matt’s father, told Scout’s John Garcia he expects his son to wait until the summer.
“My gut feeling is he enrolls in [the summer],” Dave Womack said. “Matt never really warmed up to the idea of enrolling early. LSU wants him to of course. They feel if he comes in January, there’s a big possibility they can get him ready to put on the field. They’re going to need offensive linemen next year. But Matt really has never warmed up to the idea. He has not told the coaches that he’s not going to, but he’s hinted that he’s thinking about not [enrolling early], so my gut is he doesn’t enroll until [the summer].”
The concern from an LSU perspective is those extra couple months will provide even more time for other schools to flip him. Since Womack committed in July, he’s seen interest from Ole Miss and Alabama rise significantly.
He’s taken several unofficial visits to nearby Oxford this season, and he plans to attend Alabama’s game this coming weekend. He also intends to take an official visit to Tuscaloosa next month and may also use an official on the Rebels as well.
Womack was in Baton Rouge this past weekend though, where he reaffirmed the strength of his commitment to the LSU coaches. Dave Womack said that game left a big impression on his son.
“Saturday night was just unbelievably loud,” Dave Womack said. “We just couldn’t believe how loud it was. I was sitting by my wife, and the only way we could talk to each other was to get up in each other’s ear. It was just a great game.”
The relationship Womack has with the LSU coaching staff will make the Tigers hard to beat. But with all the attention other programs are still paying his him, LSU fans will undoubtedly sweat his recruitment until the end.
“He really likes the coaches at LSU,” Womack said. “He likes Coach Miles and Coach Grimes. He got to spend a good weekend there before the season started. He’s going to take an official visit to Alabama and that weekend I’m sure will play a big role in how everything works out.”
This interview was conducted by Scout's John Garcia for the Crimson & Blue Podcast.