Camping at LSU in July

Dan Kreamer of Shreveport (La.) Evangel is a big hitting safety that the LSU coaching staff seems to be real high on.

At 6-1, 195 pounds and with 4.5 speed, Kreamer grabbed the attention of college coaches last season when he recorded 136 tackles and picked off four passes from his free safety spot. He is currently sitting on three offers but he believes more could be coming his way soon.

"Tulsa, Northwestern and Mississippi State have offered and I'm hearing a lot from LSU, TCU, Ole Miss, Alabama, Arkansas and Texas Tech," Kreamer told Tiger Rag.

LSU receivers coach and passing game coordinator Todd Monken recruits the Shreveport area for the Tigers. He wants to get Kreamer down to Baton Rouge in July for a camp and if things go well for the standout safety he believes he may head back to North Louisiana with an offer.

"I think they are going to offer but they said they want to see me move around and see how I run," said Kreamer, who projects as a full academic qualifier. "They want to see my feet and see how I cover the field."

The coaches may not be totally convinced that Kreamer has the cover skills to play free safety but there seems to be little doubt in their minds regarding his willingness to throw a lick.

"Coach Monken said they love the way I hit and come up and support the run," he said. "When I went to junior day all of the coaches came up and were like we know who you are. You're that guy that loves to hit and knock people out."

Kreamer is used to calling the plays for Evangel's defense but he may find himself playing that role on the other side of the ball in 2005.

"Right now the plan is for me to play quarterback so I don't know how much I'll play on defense," he said. "We have two guys that were battling for that position but we moved Alan (Rogers) to receiver and we have another guy that is kind of young. We went to a 7-on-7 last week and I threw the ball pretty good but I guess we will see what is going to happen when we report in August."

Kreamer said he has not singled out any school or schools from the ones that are recruiting him but he did say that one stands out more than the others.

"LSU for a few reasons," he said. "They're the in-state school and they just dominate. I like the defense and their style of football. I'd love to play there on a Saturday night in that atmosphere."

Kreamer may very well have that chance before all is said and done. If LSU does offer anytime soon is there a chance he could give an early pledge?

"Not really," he said. "I'm probably going to take some visits and see some other places before committing."

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