Hebert puts off early decision

Football fans in Louisiana are very familiar with a player who used to play quarterback for the New Orleans Saints in Bobby Hebert.

Now, the "Cajun Cannon" has a son who is making headlines of his own and LSU fans hope that he decides to don the purple and gold of LSU once his high school days come to an end.

Norcross (Ga.) Greater Atlanta Christian product T - Bob Hebert (6-3, 265, 5.0) is one of the top center prospects in the South for 2007. He is big, but very agile and athletic, which makes him a good fit for the center position.

After living in Mandeville, La., up until the age of four, T-Bob and his family moved to Norcross, Ga. The majority of his family still lives in Louisiana and that includes his grandfather who has been an LSU season ticket holder in football since the 1950's.

T-Bob attended LSU's Junior Day with his grandfather a little more than a week ago and on that trip he reached a goal that he set when he was a little kid.

"I wasn't expecting it but coach (Les) Miles offered me at junior day," T-Bob told Tiger Rag. "I've always been an LSU fan growing up and getting that offer has been something I've been thinking about since I was a little kid. To finally reach that goal is really kind of surreal."

Over the years, T-Bob has been to many different functions and events on the LSU campus but junior day gave him a chance to experience a couple of things he had only heard about from others.

"I really liked touring the academic center," he said. "It was cool to see how they get things done down there and how much importance they place on academics. Getting to see Pro Day where the NFL scouts worked out some of the LSU players was pretty cool too."

Thus far, LSU, Ole Miss and Auburn are the only scholarship offers to come T-Bob's way but he is hearing from schools all over the country. He is in the process of sending out film to three other schools he has an interest in with Georgia, Clemson and Boston College being the three.

This past weekend T-Bob went to Auburn's Junior Day and after attending the same events at LSU and Ole Miss he had something to gauge the trip to the Plains against.

"It was ok," he said of the visit to Auburn.

Other than being the only two schools to offer a scholarship up to this point, LSU and Ole Miss share a common ground with the Peach State talent as being his two leaders. The fact that the Tigers and Rebels have offered is one reason they make up his top two choices but there is also another common denominator.

"Even without the offer they would still be my top two," T-Bob stated. "I love the Ole Miss coaching staff and then last Saturday I met coach Miles and coach (Stacey) Searels (offensive line coach) for the first time. I really liked them too."

There was some talk that T-Bob may make an early pledge because he did not want to let the recruiting process be a distraction to his senior year but now he has a different outlook.

"I decided I want to go through the whole recruiting process and see what all is out there," he said. "I figured this is the one time in my life that I am going to have this opportunity and I need to take advantage of it."

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