Francois Has A Favorite

Stefoin Francois is one of the top safeties in the South for 2007 and he has already received six offers from the likes of the hometown LSU Tigers, Ole Miss, Clemson, Arkansas, Texas and Alabama. Over the past few years, LSU has been the team to beat for most of East St. John's players is that also the case with Francois?

Stefoin Francois is one of the top safeties in the South for 2007 and he has already received six offers from the likes of the hometown LSU Tigers, Ole Miss, Clemson, Arkansas, Texas and Alabama.

 

Over the past few years, LSU has been the team to beat for most of East St. John's players and that is also the case with Francois.

 

"LSU is my favorite but I'm also checking out Texas, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida State," Francois told Tiger Rag.

 

Aside from the obvious, which is being less than an hour away from Baton Rouge and having several teammates on the LSU roster, what puts the Tigers in his top spot?

 

"I like LSU because it is close to home and they always compete for a national title," he said. "The academics are pretty important over there too."

 

Last year, as a safety for East St. John, Francois recorded 141 tackles, 67 of which were solo. He also had five sacks, two forced fumbles and two interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown.

 

With his 4.5 second 40-time, coaches have asked Francois about possibly playing linebacker.

 

How does that sit with the Bayou standout?

 

"It really doesn't matter," he said. "But, I'd prefer to play safety."

 

So far this spring, Francois has had coaches from FSU, LSU, Colorado, Southern Miss and UCLA attend his spring practices.

 

Many more coaches are expected to make their way to Reserve over the next week or two and chances are his offer list will grow over that span.

 

As for summer camp plans, the hard-working Francois said he would like to attend an LSU camp but said between practicing during the week and his job on the weekend he doesn't know if he'll be able to make one.

 

Note: Francois has kept up with his studies and said he thinks he will finish this year with a 2.7 or 3.0. He recently took the ACT and is waiting for his scores.

 


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