LSU looking at Texas signal caller

LSU failed to sign a quarterback in the 2006 class so offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher will be scouring the countryside looking for one and possibly two blue-chip signal callers for 2007.

Someone Fisher will be keeping tabs on to help fill his needs is Beaumont (Texas) Westbrook's athletic quarterback Joe Chaisson.

Chaisson, a 6-2, 180-pounder with 4.6 speed, has been starting under center on the prep level since his freshman year. He led Beaumont-Kelly for two years before transferring to Westbrook after his sophomore year.

In his first year at the helm for Westbrook, Chaisson was voted District 22-5A Most Valuable Player after passing for 1,646 yards and 13 touchdowns, and running for 774 yards and 15 more scores.

His ability to make plays via the air and with his legs is what has landed early offers from Indiana and Iowa State, while LSU, Texas A&M, Miami and Oklahoma State are showing a lot of interest.

Being from the Beaumont area, which is only a hop skip and a jump from the Louisiana state line, Chaisson is very familiar with the LSU program.

He caught the eye of Fisher and the rest of the coaches last summer when he attended one of Les Miles' camps and then gave them another glimpse of what he could do at a 7-on-7 camp. While he was in Baton Rouge, Chaisson got a chance to see LSU's facilities first hand and he was impressed with what the Tigers have to work with.

"It was real nice up there," said Chaisson. "I liked it a lot. I got to see pretty much everything and I liked it all but the indoor practice facility was real nice."

Chaisson said he will be traveling back to Baton Rouge this summer to camp again and although he does not yet have an offer from the Tigers he hopes that will change once he gets to strut his stuff on the field.

Chaisson said LSU has everything he is looking for in a school and he went into detail about just what it will take for a school to land his signature.

"I'm a big fan of tradition," proclaimed Chaisson. "I like having everybody's support and knowing that you have the support of all of the fans. I'm also looking at location because I don't want t get too far from home."

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