Monday was a huge day for Nick Saban and the LSU Tigers.
Not only did Saban pick up a commitment from one of Louisiana's top safety prospects in Chris Keys but he also secured a pledge from one of the state's top fullbacks in Mandeville-Fontainebleau's Steven Korte (6-2, 225, 4.6).
"Steven has a lot of
respect for coach Saban and what he has done up in Baton
Fontainebleau coach Larry Favre. "He
had a chance to play for the national champs right up the road and as long as
coach Saban and his staff stay there LSU should be a top 5 team every
Korte, who also received
some early interest from Arkansas,
put up some big numbers as a junior and finished with 1,213 yards and 13
touchdowns on the ground. What is more impressive about his rushing stats is
that he carried the ball only 107 times for an average of more than 11 yards a
"What makes him so special is he
has the whole package," Favre told Tiger Rag. "He has the size and speed. I've
never coached a kid who has all of the pieces to the puzzle like he has. He is
the real deal."
Favre said LSU plans to keep Korte
on the offensive side of the ball but he will play some linebacker his senior
season so a move to defense is not out of the question.
Grades should not be an issue for
the talented athlete as he has the necessary grade point average and will take
the ACT for the first time in April.