Kendricks makes long trip from Milwaukee

Four-star receiver Lance Kendricks made the long trip from Milwaukee, Wisc. all the way down to Baton Rouge over the weekend for his official visit to LSU.

The King High School standout knows all about Big 10 football since he lives in the heart of the Midwest but this weekend he got a good taste of how things are down south.

"It was a good trip," Kendricks said. "I liked everything it. It was a lot warmer than I'm used to and I liked that. We left the warm weather to come back to 50-degree temperatures and rain. Overall, I'd give it a 10 because I liked everything I saw. "

Kendricks arrived in Baton Rouge with his family on Friday around noon and they never stopped going until it was time to leave.

"Friday we toured the facilities and I got to meet my host R.J. Jackson," said Kendricks. "I got to talk to the track coach later that day and then we went and ate at T.J. Ribs for dinner."

In addition to being one of the top football recruits in Wisconsin, Kendricks is also one of the top triple jump performers in the entire country. He plans to do both at the next level and the fact that LSU is successful in both bodes well for LSU's chances.

"I talked to the track coach about their workouts and how they split things up with football," Kendricks said. "It's important for a school to be good at both track and football and LSU is one of the best at both."

One good thing about getting into town on Friday was Kendricks got a chance to see the routine the players and coaches go through for a game.

"We ate breakfast with the team and then we checked out the LSU museum that is close to the hotel," he said. "Then we went to the game and we got to walk with the team on the Tiger Walk through all of the people. After that we went out on the field and watched the team warm up."

Being on the field in Tiger Stadium was a treat in itself and it gave him a good idea of how much football means at LSU.

"The atmosphere was crazy," he said. "They had a lot of fans that were yelling and screaming. It was a real nice environment."

This was Kendricks' first official visit but he does have trips set up to Arkansas (11/4) and Wisconsin (12/9). Some other schools he is looking at are Purdue, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and UCLA.

Kendricks said he never really thought about committing on his visit because he had planned on going on some other trips before he makes a decision.

When asked if the visit did anything to help the Tigers' causes, he replied, "They would be No. 1 right now. I haven't been anywhere else for an official visit but I've been to Wisconsin, Purdue and Notre Dame for unofficials. It's hard to say but right now LSU is No. 1."


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