There is room for Kendricks at LSU

LSU has only one wide receiver prospect committed for 2006 so there is room for at least one and possibly even two more in this class.

Milwaukee (Wis.) King standout Lance Kendricks (6-3, 205, 4.5) took an official visit to LSU back in October and two months later he still has the Tigers on his list.

"I'm down to LSU, Wisconsin and UCLA," Kendricks said. "I've visited LSU and Wisconsin and I'm going to UCLA on Jan.13. After that I should be able to make my decision."

The last time Tiger Rag spoke with Kendricks about recruiting he said that he wanted to get away from the cold temperatures in Wisconsin so that he could play in some warm weather.

Is that still the case?

"That is still somewhat true," he said. "The cold doesn't really bother me but I'd like to just experience something new."

Kendricks said that his three finalists all have an equal chance to get his signed letter of intent on signing day but there are some things that stand out with each school.

LSU—"I would be playing around a lot better competition than normal. There is a lot of talent over there and in the SEC in general. The environment down there was real good too from the campus life to the game day atmosphere."

Wisconsin—"I know a lot of people who go there. I guess with them, I'm just a lot more familiar with everything. I've been there a lot and like it over there."

UCLA—"I've never been there but I know they have a good football team and track team. I have a cousin who lives out there and he tells me how much he likes it. I guess I don't really know much about them and that is why I'm taking a visit."

Not only is Kendricks looking for a strong football program but he also wants a school that has a top-notch track and field team. He is one of the top triple jumpers in the country and he plans to play both sports at the next level.

Is that something that will weigh heavily into his decision?

"Yes," he said. "That will be something I take a hard look at."

Which school presents the best opportunity to be successful in both sports?

"Probably LSU," he said.

Crunching the numbers on Kendricks: 24 receptions for 460 yards and five touchdowns/32 rushes for 155 yards and two touchdowns/Fully qualified.

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