Joe Chaisson Grew Up a Tiger Fan

Lonestar State QB favors LSU, Tennessee and Oklahoma.

Joe Chaisson, Jr., a 6' 2'' 180 lb. quarterback out of West Brook High School in Beaumont is one of the top QBs in the Texas 2007 recruiting class and he is keeping his eyes on LSU.


Chaisson has received offers thus far from LSU, Baylor, Tennessee, Iowa State, Indiana and Missouri, but says that there are three schools that stand out above the others.


"My top three are LSU, Tennessee and Oklahoma, even though OU hasn't offered yet," Chaisson said. "All three of them have great programs and I've been watching them, especially LSU and Oklahoma, for a long time."


When asked what sets those schools apart from the others, Joe says his cousin played at Oklahoma, and they caught his eye back then, and he has heard a lot of good things about Tennessee from some of his family members.  He has also spoken to coaches at both schools, and says they have been encouraging.


As for the Bayou Bengals, Chaisson said he has grown up a Tiger fan


"A lot of people from around here went to LSU," he said. "I've always been a big fan of them. I went to their camp last year, and was real impressed with the facilities and the coaching staff, and I'm planning on going to camp there again this year."


Chaisson says he has been able to talk to LSU linebackers coach Bradley Dale Peveto several times and hopes to talk to the LSU staff more in the future.

"I've talked to coach Peveto a few times, and really enjoyed it," he stated. "I talked to him for a little while last week, and he plans on coming to see me during spring training."


Joe says several coaches have told him they are impressed with his athletic ability on film, and he feels like he could fit in well at the college level because he has a good arm, and, with 4.7 speed, has the ability to get himself out of trouble.


Chaisson plans on using the spring training period, which started at West Brook earlier this week, focusing on building his strength and getting faster, and has made plans to attend camps in Baton Rouge and Knoxville, as well as possibly a few others over the summer.


He also said he intends to use all five of his official visits beginning in the fall, where he will visit his top three schools along with two more he has yet to decide on.

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