Wilburn ranks as one of La.'s top athletes

One of the top pure athletes in Louisiana for 2004 is Shreveport-Byrd prospect Jeremy Wilburn (5-11, 180, 4.4).<br><br> Wilburn plays quarterback and cornerback for Byrd and he is getting looked at on both sides of the ball. He does not have a scholarship offer yet but he thinks that is going to change soon.

"I have not picked up any offers officially yet but I'm supposed to have a bunch coming," Wilburn told Tiger Rag. "It's supposed to be four or five. Rice, Princeton, SMU, and hopefully Tulane and Ole Miss are going to offer."


The position Wilburn ends up at on the college level will be determined by the school he ends up signing with but that is alright with him.


"It depends on the school," he said. "Rice runs the option and they are recruiting me as a quarterback, and so is Nebraska and some schools up North. The SEC schools and the others like Ole Miss, Arkansas, LSU, Tulane and Texas A&M are recruiting me as a receiver or corner. I have a good feel for the game and I see stuff before it happens. I'm also pretty fleet-footed so it doesn't matter to me where I play."


Wilburn would like to stay in the Bayou State to play his college football and he has his eyes set on LSU and Tulane.


The LSU coaching staff has not given Wilburn the full-court press but he feels that could all change with a big senior campaign.


"Coach (Derek) Dooley recruits this area and he said he was going to come up for a game to watch me," said Wilburn. "Hopefully I'll have a big season and maybe get offered later in the season when one of the other prospects doesn't commit. Hopefully I'll get a chance to go."


Wilburn attended 11 camps over the summer and one of his stops was at Tulane coach Chris Scelfo's camp. He left there with a good feel for what the Green Wave has to offer.


"I talked a good bit with the coach who recruits my area," said Wilburn. "He told me he was going to come watch a couple of my games and that he was pretty high on me. I'd love to go to Tulane. I want to stay in-state if possible but I don?t want to drop my level of play just to go to an in-state school. But, I?d love to go to Tulane if they gave me an offer."

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