Fairley's Stock is on the Rise

Nick Fairley, an athletic linemen turned tight end from Williamson High School in Mobile, Ala., is near the top of quite a few school's recruiting lists.

Nick Fairley, an athletic linemen turned tight end from Williamson High School in Mobile, Ala., is near the top of quite a few school's recruiting lists.

 

He is keeping his options open when considering where he will play at the next level but he is giving LSU strong consideration.

 

Fairley's rare combination of size and speed, standing at 6'4", 255 lbs. with a 4.7 time in the 40, has prompted his recent move from the offensive line to tight end. Thus far, he has filled his new position well.

 

At the scout.com combine in Tuscaloosa last weekend, Fairley was named the combine MVP after putting up a solid performance.

 

He has already received scholarship offers from LSU, Auburn, Kansas State and West Virginia, and will likely receive several more before signing day.

 

"I don't have any favorites right now," Fairley said of his schools of interest. "Everything is still up in the air."

 

Although Nick was adamant about his decision remaining wide open, he did say that he has spoken to several coaches, and that several schools have sent or will send representatives to visit him during spring training.

 

"Alabama and Ole Miss have sent coaches to see me this spring," he said, "and LSU is planning on sending someone soon."

 

He also said that he had the opportunity to speak to LSU head coach Les Miles not long ago, and enjoyed their conversation.

 

In addition to Miles, Fairley has also spoken to another representative from LSU who he knows fairly well.

 

"I talk to JaMarcus Russell and he tells me all about how it is at LSU," Fairley said. "He said the coaching staff is really cool and they have good relationships with the players."

 

The big Alabama product was pretty tight lipped when talking about the schools he likes but he did have this to say about the Tigers.

 

"LSU is a good program and they need tight ends," Fairley stated. "I plan on going down there some this summer for a camp and they said they will show me everything since I didn't get a chance to see much the last time I went."

 

In addition to spending some time at LSU's camp, Fairley plans on spending the off season working on his hands in order to perform the best he can at his new position, and said he hopes to attend camps at Auburn, West Virginia and Kansas State.

 

Can LSU land another prospect from Williamson?

 

Stay tuned as Tiger Rag will bring you the latest on Nick Fairley and the other top prospects on LSU's board.


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