Savoy a two-way threat at Mamou

It seems like the Michigan Wolverines try to swipe at least one of the Bayou State's top prospects each year and they have their eye on one from a little small town called Mamou.

Laterryal Savoy is a 6-3, 200-pound athlete who plays both ways and has led Mamou to two consecutive appearances in the state quarterfinals.


Mamou head coach Joel Desselle got a surprise phone call on Wednesday from Wolverine running backs coach Fred Thomas and he admitted he was shocked by what took place.


"He got offered a scholarship from Michigan today," Desselle told Tiger Rag. "Fred Jackson called my office today and said coach (Lloyd) Karr would call next week. They saw a highlight tape and after they saw six plays they said we're offering this kid a scholarship."


As excited as Savoy was to get his first offer is he close to giving the Wolverines an early verbal commitment?


"Right now it's too early to think about going all the way to Michigan because it's pretty far away," Savoy said. "Right now I'm going to take my chances on LSU and some schools closer to home."

Savoy is getting interest from a lot of schools but he has a certain group he is keeping a close eye on.


"My top five is LSU, Michigan, Nebraska, Alabama and Ole Miss," he said. "LSU is my favorite. They are all pretty well known and they are all good programs. I want to take my chances on LSU right now."


Last season, he made a name for himself as being a big physical receiver like college coaches are looking for. He grabbed 44 passes for 783 yards and nine touchdowns and picked up his second consecutive first team All-District honor on the way.


"He probably stands out more on offense than defense," Desselle said. "I've never coached a kid who catches the ball like he does. When Kirby Smart (LSU defensive backs coach) called he said they haven't seen a kid go get the ball like Laterryal does. He fights for the ball."


Savoy, who plays receiver and strong safety, attended LSU's Junior Day and he plans on going to a summer camp there along with making several other stops over the summer.


Desselle said Savoy should not have a problem qualifying and he will take the ACT in April.

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