Four-star linebacker Derrick Odom moved up his official visit from Jan. 20 to this weekend and he said he was really looking forward to driving over from Callaway, Miss.
Odom will be accompanied by his mother and uncle on the trip and it is always a plus when a parent, or parents, get to see the surroundings. The academic center is always a big hit with parents and that is something Odom really likes about LSU.
As for who will take Bani Gbadyu's
place since he publicly announced he was headed to
Cornerback Jake Jones is also scheduled to be in town this weekend for his official.
Jones claims an offer from LSU and
says that he has a strong interest in the Tigers but one has to wonder just how
much interest there is on his part now that
All signs point towards Jones
signing with the Crimson Tide because his father, Joey Jones, is a former wide
out and folklore from the 80's. The elder Jones and Mike Shula are real good
friends and former teammates so the chances of Jake going anywhere but
Cornerback Jason Teague told me
earlier in the week that he is taking his official to LSU this weekend and he is
scheduled to fly into
I received a tip from one of my
"He told the LSU coaches he was coming and he told me the same thing," said Teague's mother. "I know TCU has been in here trying to get him to go there instead so I really don't know. The only thing I do know is that he is supposed to fly out in the morning for LSU."
Teague was out of reach all night on Thursday so for now I am listing him as a possible visitor but I'll find out later today and put something on the message board.
LSU could pick up a commitment from the nation's sixth rated cornerback prospect in Perrish Cox and it could come any day now. With Cox about ready to pop at any time and give the Tigers his commitment there may not be room for Jake Jones.
I still feel like Jai Eugene is
going to sign with the Tigers and with the numbers the way they are right now I
don't see room for Cox, Eugene, Teague and Jones. And you can bet that Les Miles
will hold that scholarship for
In saying that, though, I could see
taking three corners if Teague wants to commit because if Miles would lose
It's not likely that all three will stay together to play their college ball but there is a decent chance that one of the three will end up at LSU.
Braylon Broughton, a 6-6, 240 pound
defensive end out of
Broughton committed to
Two weeks ago, I interviewed Shareece Wright and he said he was looking forward to his official visit this weekend but he had a change of heart and has dropped the Tigers from his list.
"I was going to visit but I decided
I wanted to stay closer to home," Wright said. "LSU is a good school but it's
just too far away. I'm going to choose out of USC,
The defection of Bani Gbadyu has some Tiger fans worried that there may be some more defections to come from other linebackers that are committed with those namely being Perry Riley and Kelvin Shepard.
I spoke with Riley and he had this to say.
I don't think there is anything to
worry about with the two
There have been so many reports on
the network regarding Tim Tebow and his commitment to
How much of a player LSU actually was is an answer that only Tebow can answer and one that will probably never get answered.
The only other quarterback that
mentioned LSU of late is Chris Smelley but he is headed to
When Cate de-committed Jimbo Fisher started calling Smelley again but it was too little too late. He never even really gave LSU a second look.
Williams had listed the Tigers as
his favorite since he attended LSU's Junior Day back during the spring but he is
now headed to
LSU can thank the head coach at
Lets hope for Williams' sake he made the decision for himself and he did not let anyone else make it for him.
Hardy has some academic issues that he must overcome and I wouldn't be surprised to hear that Dedeaux picks up an offer real soon.
Scout.com's No. 4 rated offensive lineman in the country, Ian Symonette, was scheduled to be in town last weekend but he canceled at the last minute because he took the ACT early on Saturday and did not want to have to make it an abbreviated visit.
Symonette will go to
Four-star offensive lineman Marcus Gilbert canceled his trip at the last moment and one has to wonder if he will
ever make it in.
LSU leads for both but will the Tigers have enough room for both of them that late in the game?
The nation's 11th ranked
safety Reshad Jones was scheduled to fly in from
Jones will now come in for the big recruiting weekend on Jan. 20 which has some big names on the list already including Earl Alexander, Keiland Williams, Chris Mitchell, Damon McDaniel, Phil Loadholt, Ricky Dixon, Marcus Tillman, Ian Symonette and Russell Okung.
There is a lot of speculation centering on Marcus Tillman and his commitment to the Tigers but after he visits you can expect his pledge to be a solid one.
That is all for now but be sure to check back on Sunday for updates on the recruiting weekend and any breaking news that develops.