Mich. QB Bass comments on LSU visit

Jackson (Mich.) quarterback Antonio Bass knew very little about the LSU program before his official visit last weekend. <br><br> He was in town for the Tigers' 26-10 win over Alabama and his overall experience in Tiger country gave him something to think about.

"It was pretty good," Bass said of his trip. "I didn't really know a lot about LSU but after that visit I like it a lot."

One thing Bass heard of before his visit was that the atmosphere at Tiger Stadium was one of the best in the country. Upon further review the 6-2, 195-pounder agrees with that assessment.

"The gameday was crazy," Bass said. "The fans were really into it. The fans were behind the team the whole time. There was never a letdown. I heard a lot about the atmosphere but I didn't think it would be like that."

Bass' host for the weekend was LSU's starting quarterback JaMarcus Russell and the two joked about possibly competing against one another for that starting job down the road.

"He teased me a little about it a little but it was all in fun," said Bass. "We didn't really talk a whole lot about football. We mostly just hung out and chilled together."

Sunday morning Bass and the other prospects in town made a trip over to Nick Saban's house to have breakfast with the head coach and his family. The time Bass got to spend with Saban over the weekend gave him a chance to get to know the head man.

"He is a real direct person," Bass said. "He tells you what is on his mind. He's a cool guy and he is very respectful."

Bass has already been to Virginia Tech and some feel that the Hokies are the team to beat. His other three official visits will go to Michigan, Michigan State and Notre Dame.

Tiger Rag asked him if his trip put LSU a little higher on his list and he replied, "LSU has always been up there but after I take my last three visits I will put everything together and add it all up. I do like LSU though."

2004 stats: 1,250 yards rushing and 15 TDs/528 yards passing and 4 TDs

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