Impressive Louisiana Back Looking out of State?

Fontainebleau High School in Mandeville, La. has an impressive running back tandem in fullback <b>Steven Korte</b> and tailback <b>Christian Ducre</b>. While Korte has already made a commitment to LSU, Ducre seems to be looking out of state early.

Steven Korte has already verbally committed to LSU and Christian Ducre hopes he has a chance to follow Korte to Baton Rouge.

As a sophomore Ducre earned All-District honors at running back and he was a repeat selection as a return specialist last season.

He showed he has good moves when he has the ball in his hands and he finished with 866 yards and 10 touchdowns with an average of nearly seven yards a carry.

"He's unbelievable," said Fontainebleau head coach Larry Favre. "He runs through a tackle as good as any kid I've ever had. He has really good instincts and is really tough to take down for a kid his size."

Perhaps more impressive than the rushing stats Ducre put up was the job he did on kick and punt returns. He has the ability take it the distance at any given time and he did so four times during the 2003 season.

"He could go in and return kicks right off the bat," Favre said. "He'll play Division-I football."

Ducre attended Alabama's Junior Day and the Crimson Tide is showing a lot of interest. Tulane, Southern Miss and Oklahoma State are also hot on the trail for this promising prospect, while LSU is only showing a slight amount of interest.

"He wants to stay close to home but I feel like he'll go out of state," Favre said.

Southern Miss has done well with recruiting the Mandeville area of late so do not be surprised if Ducre ends up in Hattiesburg.

However, Tuscaloosa, Ala. is not too far away either.

Sonny Shipp covers LSU Recruiting for

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