Udell now a priority for Tigers

The weekend of Jan. 20 is going to be a big recruiting weekend for Les Miles and the LSU Tigers.

One player who will be tripping to the Capital City for the recruiting extravaganza is Tallahassee (Fla.) Godby cornerback Marcus Udell (5-11, 185, 4.5).


Udell was a guy LSU was high on during the May evaluation period and through the summer. He kind of dropped off the Tigers' radar during the latter stages of the summer but when Jai Eugene committed to Michigan last week that left Miles searching for someone to fill that need.


"They were one of my top schools for a while but they kind of stopped calling," Udell told Tiger Rag. "Then in the last few weeks coach (Doug) Mallory and coach (Josh) Henson have been calling."


Udell already took official visits to North Carolina State (12/2), Maryland (12/16) and Alabama (1/13). He has a trip scheduled to South Carolina for the last weekend in January but before he travels to check out the Gamecocks he has something else on his agenda.


"I'm ready to get to LSU so I can see what they have," he said. "I know they're known for defense and the coaches are cool. I've also heard that they have some of the best facilities around but I'm really interested in seeing how the players are with one another."


Udell said that the LSU coaches are scheduled to make their in-home visit this week with Miles and Henson traveling to Tallahassee.


"I've talked to coach Miles once but that is it," Udell said. "I want to sit down and talk with him some to see what kind of guy he is. I've heard some good things about him but I need to see for myself."


Udell's Numbers: (Sr.) 8 interceptions/18 pass breakups/50 tackles. (Jr.) 54 tackles/4 interceptions/10 pass break-ups/3 fumble recoveries/3 fumbles caused.

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