Offers rolling in for Jim

Carencro High School's Garren Jim is one of the top linebackers in Louisiana for 2004 but he has some work to do in the classroom before the scholarship offers start rolling in. Jim does not have any offers up to this point but the reigning Class 5A Defensive MVP has some of the country's top programs recruiting him.

"They are basically waiting on his ACT," said Carencro recruiting coordinator Tony Courville. "LSU's main thing is that they want all of their kids to be qualified. They have said they would place him at a junior college. He still gets mail from Colorado, Texas A&M, Tennessee and Ole Miss too."


Carencro defeated St. Thomas More in its season opener a week ago and there was at least one SEC assistant coach in the stands to scout the hard-hitting linebacker.


"Coach Woods from Ole Miss was here last week and he said Garren was the No. 2 rated linebacker on their board and they would definitely place him at a juco," Courville told TheInsiders.


Jim is working hard on getting his core grades in order and he has plenty of opportunities to make a qualifying score on the ACT. If academics was not such a big issue with him then he would have plenty of scholarship offers to choose from.


"All of the coaches love him," said Courville. "He has a high motor and he is a sideline-to-sideline guy. He plays in the middle for us but he will probably be a weakside linebacker in college. They all say he fits their scheme but it is a matter of can he qualify."

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