LSU and A&M at the top

Louisiana's deepest position for the Class of 2007 is at receiver but the LSU coaching staff is also looking to tap into the Lonestar State's pipeline for one of the top wide outs in the country.

Terrance Toliver, a 6-5, 182-pounder with 4.5 speed, is regarded by some to be the No. 1 receiver in Texas. As a junior he averaged over 22 yards a catch with 520 yards and six scores on 26 receptions.

The Hempstead product has a nice blend of size, speed and big play ability that has already landed him scholarship offers from the Tigers, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Kansas State, Nebraska, Texas Tech, Baylor and Arizona.

Hempstead High School may sound familiar to LSU fans because that is where former Tiger running back Harvey Williams prepped at in the mid 80's.

In fact, Williams has played a role in Toliver's interest in the Tigers.

"I call him my step uncle but I really don't know what he is to me," Toliver said of his relationship with Williams. "My dad used to be with his sister and him and my dad are real tight."

LSU running backs coach Larry Porter has been staying in contact with the standout receiver through many text messages and handwritten letters and the two spoke as recently as last week when Toliver called him up.

"We talked about 10-15 minutes," said Toliver.

What did they talk about?

"We talked about getting me down there to meet the coaches," Toliver said with a laugh. "He wants to get me down there but it will probably be the summer before I can get there. I may go for a camp or I may just take a visit to check things out."

Toliver said that Williams and his dad mention LSU a lot when talking about college football but it was back in 2003 when Toliver started to take a strong interest in the Bayou Bengals.

"I started watching them when they split the national championship and had to share it with USC," Toliver said.

Speaking of USC, Toliver said he is starting to get a lot of interest from the Trojans and he feels that they may be the next to offer.

If the Trojans do offer, which may be a safe bet, they will have some catching up to do because two teams are in a battle for his top spot.

"It's pretty much even right now with LSU and Texas A&M," he said. "Things can change over time but for now those two are even."

What is at that has put those two ahead of the others that have offered?

Texas A&M—"What stands out with them is their coaching staff and the way the players stick together. They have that freshman quarterback (Stephen) McGee and I think he is going to be good."

LSU—"Really, it's everything I've heard from Harvey and my dad. I don't know a whole lot about them but it's just something about them. I know they are going to be good because they always are. I like coach Porter too."

Most LSU fans remember how LSU beat out the Aggies for Williams in a heated recruiting battle back in the 80's and although it's early those same two could be vying for Toliver's signature some 20 years later.

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