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2018 McDonogh 35 defensive back Joe Foucha opens up on LSU visit for Boys from the Boot

2018 New Orleans (La.) McDonogh 35 defensive back Joe Foucha has seen his recruitment blow up the last month or so. Foucha gives the latest on it after his visit for Boys from the Boot.

For Joseph Foucha, it wasn't hard to make the quick trip over to Baton Rouge from New Orleans for the Boys from the Boot prospect, but it was difficult not to come away with an offer for the fast-rising prospect.

"It went alright. Didn't go like I thought it'd go," Foucha said. "Thought I'd get an offer. I'm not sure sure what they want to see. It's not something I'm going to worry about. When I go up there this summer, I'll prove it in camp."

Defensive backs coach Corey Raymond talked with Foucha and the two took the time to really get to know each other.

"That was my first time really getting to know him and to talk with him. I know that he keeps it real with you and he's straight up. He's going to help get you where you want to go."

The staff sees Foucha as a versatile defensive back that could play safety or cornerback at the next level. LSU's DBU mantra is something Foucha grew up loving.

"They like me as safety, but as I get bigger, they could play me at corner or safety," Foucha said. "I like that DBU is swag, grind and it's home. I like it, you know?"

Tigers coach Ed Orgeron spoke with Foucha about not picking up an offer and let him know that one could come eventually. LSU already has three safeties in Nadab JosephKelvin Joseph and Caden Sterns committed for the 2018 class.

"Coach O kept it real. He didn't want me to be upset about it and just wanted me to be patient," Foucha said. "It'd be a big offer for me man. They'd be in the top, but as time goes by, I don't know."

Alabama and Oregon are a couple of the latest schools to offer the 6-foot, 190-pound defensive back and the Tide and Ducks, along with TCU, Arizona State and a few others are standing out to him as of now.

"It's been good. Every week there's something new. It's been awesome," Foucha said. 

Alabama having head coach Nick Saban offer on the phone was big for Foucha, who will return to Tuscaloosa again this summer.

"I talked to coach Saban and we had talked 1-on-1 on the phone when he offered me. I want to get up there too," Foucha said. "I went up there for camp last year so this year I'll get to see more and work out for camp."

Foucha and teammates Lawrence Keys III and Devin Winters are touring through Texas to see SMU, TCU, Texas A&M and Texas this week on a big tour.

"Just getting the feel of the schools I've never seen. Trying to get the feeling for it and meet the coaches in-person," Foucha said. "I want a good campus where I don't have to worry about nothing and good coaches that will stay on you. Good professors that will keep me straight and give extra help."

There was one more thing Foucha is looking for.

"Gotta have good food."

Expect a decision on National Signing Day from Foucha as he continues to sort through all his options. Michigan, Arizona and Kansas are other schools that Foucha is trying to get to.

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