Calais is Still Waiting

Tarence Calais (6-0, 190, 4.5), one of the top defensive backs in Louisiana, said he hasn't received an offer from LSU, but that he would like to help carry on a family tradition of donning the purple and gold.

Tarence Calais, one of the top defensive backs in Louisiana, said he hasn't received an offer from LSU, but that he would like to help carry on a family tradition of donning the purple and gold.

 

Last season, Calais recorded 163 tackles, 92 of which were solo tackles, nine forced fumbles and 13 tackles for loss from his safety position.

 

The 6-foot, 190-pound safety out of Patterson earned first team all-district, first team all-parish, first team all-state and district MVP.

 

Although Calais has not received an official offer from LSU, he has been in contact with the coaches.

 

"I've talked with coach Miles and coach Mallory," said Calais. "They both came to visit me during our spring practice. They came and watched a practice and to see me do a couple of things. I talked to Mallory on the phone not too long ago. He told me that Miles was impressed with my quick feet and how aggressive I was."

 

Calais said he hopes an offer is in his near future.

 

"So far I've received two offers, one from Tulane and one from La. Tech," said Calais. "My top five right now is LSU, Tulane, La. Tech, Ole Miss and Texas A&M. They (LSU) said they were real close to sending me an offer. They said they want to see how I perform in their scheme."

 

Calais will be looking to impress coaches at the July camp.

 

"I'm going to the one in July and the coaches told me they are going to let me play corner, but that I have the aggressiveness to play safety," said Calais. "Sure, I'd love to play my freshman year and I want to get out on the field as soon as possible, but there is a lot of great talent there. I'm just going to go out there and compete for a spot."

 

Calais also has a family connection with LSU, one that he says will weight heavily on his decision.

 

"Most of my family went there and my dad, uncle and great uncle played for LSU," explained Calais. "There is a great family tradition there, so there's a great possibility of me ending up there."

 

Note: Calais said he has a 2.3 core and scored a 17 on his ACT. He said that he plans to visit Ole Miss and possibly attend a Texas A&M camp this summer

 

 


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