Victorian's Stock is on the Rise

With corner prospects Barry Valcin and John Williams already in the fold there may be room for one more guy and someone the coaches will be keeping tabs on over the next eight months is Destrehan (La.) product Joshua Victorian.

Rumor has it that Jason Teague may fall short of qualifying academically leaving LSU with only one cornerback in the 2006 class.

 

If that rumor turns out to be a fact then look for the Tigers to possibly sign three corners in the '07 class.

 

With corner prospects Barry Valcin and John Williams already in the fold there may be room for one more guy and someone the coaches will be keeping tabs on over the next eight months is Destrehan (La.) product Joshua Victorian.

 

At 5-10 and 170 pounds, Victorian is not going to leave observers in awe with his size. But, when they see him run and he shows the 4.49 speed he displayed at the U.S. Army All-American Combine in January, they may think again.

 

The big question surrounding Victorian's potential to play corner at the next level is his size but Wildcats' head coach Steve Robichaux said he more than makes up for that in other areas.

 

"Everything he does is with perfect technique," Robichaux told Tiger Rag. "He's got great technique and great cover corner skills. I mean he intercepted eight passes last year and 11 the last two so he is doing something pretty darn good. He's not as big as a lot of guys but he is physical and good at jamming guys off the line."

 

Robichaux had several coaches stop by Destrehan during the spring but he expects a much larger contingent during the Wildcats' 2006 campaign.

 

"We had Tennessee, Nebraska, LSU, Ole Miss, and a few others come by and they all liked him," Robichaux said. "I get asked about him a lot when coaches call. Somehow word really has not gotten out on him yet but it will. Do I think he will be a big-time college player? I think he can because of the things he does athletically."

 

Victorian said he is a little surprised that offers have not come his way yet but he has gotten plenty of positive feedback from coaches.

 

"A lot of them want me to go to one of their camps so they can work with me more closely," he said.

 

One of those coaches is LSU running backs coach Larry Porter, who is recruiting Victorian.

 

"He said he wants to see me match up with some of the top receivers they have at camp," explained Victorian. "He said they know that I can cover but they want to see if I am on the line and in press coverage."

 

If Porter and the rest of the staff see what they need to say and an offer is extended how would Victorian react?

 

"That would be real cool," he said. "My boy, Jai (Eugene), is going to be up there and it would be good to play corner on the other side of him. That would be two corners from Destrehan playing for the Tigers."

 

 

 


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