Texas RB signs with the Tigers

LSU has its first signee from Texas - running back Dominique Owens of Sugar Land - Kempner.

Vital Data: Kempner finished the 2001 regular season with a 10-0 record thanks largely to the rushing prowess of Owens. He finished the year with 1,560 yards on 213 carries and caught 18 passes for another 295 yards. His totals also included 25 touchdowns.


Tiger Rag's take: Coach Tom Henderson believes Owens is perfectly capable of playing any one of three positions in college – taiback, wide receiver or cornerback. Based upon the area of most need, we'll put Owens in with the corners – a position he last played as a sophomore. The next most likely spot would be wide receiver, where he was used in single-back sets for Kempner. The best odds have him taking a redshirt to get stronger.


The Scoop: Owens needs a standardized test score in order to qualify as a true freshman. He had an overall grade point average of 3.0 entering his senior year. Helping Owens learn the ropes of recruiting was his uncle, Alfred Williams. A defensive end with the University of Colorado, Williams played under the guidance of defensive coordinator Lou Tepper and went on to represent Cincinnati, San Francisco and Denver in the NFL.

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