KENNER — Lowell Narcisse figures to be one of the top prospects in Louisiana for the 2017 class.
The St. James product already has offers from six FBS schools, including LSU. The others — Auburn, Arizona State, Illinois, Southern Miss and Tulane. Several more will likely join the group this spring during the evaluation period.
“Most schools are starting to come around,” Narcisse said. “My options are still open. I probably won’t commit until my senior year…I don’t really know where I want to go right now.”
All schools are recruiting the 6-foot-3, 207-pound Narcisse as a quarterback. Still only a sophomore, he’s working to grow from a superior athlete into a real passer.
“In the last year, I’ve been improving a lot,” Narcisse said. “I’m more consistent, more accurate. Every year, I just get better and better.”
Cam Cameron recognizes that talent and has made Narcisse his No. 1 target in 2017. LSU first offered Narcisse in November and has ramped up the heat in recent months.
Narcisse was on campus last month for the “Boys from the Boot” junior day.
“It was pretty good,” Narcisse said. “I got to see the academic center. I got to watch the basketball game and tour the facilities.”
It also included a lot of one-on-one time with Coach Cameron.
“He’s teaching me a lot,” Narcisse said. “We talk about twice a week, so our relationship’s pretty good.”
Cameron recently added an influential person in Narcisse’s life to the LSU coaching staff. The Tigers hired St. James quarterback coach Blaine Gautier as an offensive quality control assistant, replacing Sean Patterson.
Having Gautier with the Tigers is another big selling point for Narcisse.
“It’s great,” he said. “It’s going to help in my recruitment. It’s great to have another mentor on the next level. He’s going to be learning more and then teach that to me.”
Outside of LSU, Narcisse mentioned Auburn and Clemson as two schools standing out. He has strong relationships with Clemson RB coach Tony Elliott and Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee.
Clemson hasn’t offered yet, but he plans to visit in May and hopes that offer comes soon. Narcisse recently visited Auburn, and they’re a legitimate contender.
“Their base offense is similar to what we run,” Narcisse said. “I think I could go there and fit in perfect.”
But recruiting isn’t exactly at the forefront right now. Narcisse actually looks forward to this spring, not because of the college coaches that will evaluate him, but because it’s an opportunity for his friends to share the spotlight.
“I just basically want to make everyone around me better,” Narcisse said. “I want to get my people looked at, the ones that can play at the next level. I know coaches are going to be coming to see me, so I can help them get opportunities too.”
LSU wants Lowell Narcisse in 2017
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