LSU holding on to 4-star Erick Fowler

Erick Fowler's commitment to LSU seems to be holding strong.

Erick Fowler remains firmly committed to LSU despite constant pressure from nearby Texas.

Fowler has been committed to LSU since June, and all indications continue to relay the strength of his pledge. Though he does seem to be 100 percent, his recruitment will likely be one that LSU fans will have to sweat until National Signing Day.

Fowler lives about 15 minutes from the Texas campus. That proximity could facilitate several unofficial visits between now and February. His parents are also huge Longhorn fans and would like for him to stay closer to home.

But despite all that, Fowler actually grew up rooting for LSU and that played a big part in him deciding to commit.

LSU really boosted its chances when he spent multiple days in Baton Rouge for the Elite Camp in July. There he worked out exclusively at middle linebacker, and that's where LSU sees him playing on the next level. LSU could potentially have to replace all three starting linebackers from this year's team if Kendell Beckwith opts to go pro.

The near guaranteed early playing time has been a big part of the recruiting pitch to Fowler, and while he was here in July, he gave the LSU coaches every indication he'd remain committed.

He also spent a lot of his time with fellow commit Rahsaan Thornton, who also lives in Texas. Thornton's originally from New Orleans though, and the two grew very close during their visit. That's another big bonus for LSU's chances at retaining Fowler.

With the desperate need at linebacker, it's crucial that LSU holds on to him. Texas is going to make it very difficult, but at least for now, it still appears that Fowler is very firm to the Tigers.




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\r\n\r\nErick Fowler remains firmly committed to LSU despite constant pressure from nearby Texas.

\r\n\r\nFowler has been committed to LSU since June, and all indications continue to relay the strength of his pledge. Though he does seem to be 100 percent, his recruitment will likely be one that LSU fans will have to sweat until National Signing Day.

\r\n\r\nFowler lives about 15 minutes from the Texas campus. That proximity could facilitate several unofficial visits between now and February. His parents are also huge Longhorn fans and would like for him to stay closer to home.

\r\n\r\nBut despite all that, Fowler actually grew up rooting for LSU and that played a big part in him deciding to commit.

\r\n\r\nLSU really boosted its chances when he spent multiple days in Baton Rouge for the Elite Camp in July. There he worked out exclusively at middle linebacker, and that's where LSU sees him playing on the next level. LSU could potentially have to replace all three starting linebackers from this year's team if Kendell Beckwith opts to go pro.

\r\n\r\nThe near guaranteed early playing time has been a big part of the recruiting pitch to Fowler, and while he was here in July, he gave the LSU coaches every indication he'd remain committed.

\r\n\r\nHe also spent a lot of his time with fellow commit Rahsaan Thornton, who also lives in Texas. Thornton's originally from New Orleans though, and the two grew very close during their visit. That's another big bonus for LSU's chances at retaining Fowler.

\r\n\r\nWith the desperate need at linebacker, it's crucial that LSU holds on to him. Texas is going to make it very difficult, but at least for now, it still appears that Fowler is very firm to the Tigers.

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