"My top five is LSU, UT (Texas), Michigan, Iowa and Oklahoma," said the 6-5 275 pound left tackle from Houston (Texas) Washington. "It's kind of close right now between LSU and Texas for my leader."
Reginald Youngblood made an unofficial visit to LSU for its junior day and he almost
left Baton Rouge one of the Tigers' first commitments for 2005.
"When I went I really enjoyed myself," he said. "I liked everything
about it. But I decided not to commit and to sit down and just wait until
signing day before I make a decision."
What was so impressive that one of the top offensive linemen in the country
came close to putting an end to recruiting so early?
"I like their football team," said Youngblood. "They play
with a lot of intensity. That is how I play so I figure I could go there and fit
Youngblood plans on making LSU's spring game this weekend so he can compare
it to his experience in Austin for the Longhorns' spring game.
"When I visited Texas I really liked it," he said. "It's close to
home but being close to home isn't a factor. I just like UT."
Youngblood is already academically qualified and his intelligence is just one
of the things that make him such a good prospect for the next level.
"I pass block just as well as run block," he said. "I know all of my
assignments and I think I'm the complete package for what you want in a left
As for the big man's summer plans he said he is going to LSU's camp and
then he will just work out with his team to prepare for his senior season.
Sonny Shipp covers LSU Recruiting for TheInsiders.
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