Calais says LSU no-show wasn't his fault

Tarence Calais didn't make it to LSU camp last week, but told Tiger Rag that it wasn't his fault. "I went to an Arkansas camp over the weekend, and I when I got back on Monday, I found out I needed to take a physical for my team on Tuesday," explained Calais.

"My dad had to go somewhere, so he couldn't take me either. I mean, I really wanted to be there, things just didn't work out."

How will his no-show affect his status with LSU?

"I asked coach Mallory if this would hurt me, and he said it shouldn't hurt too bad," said Calais. "He just said he wanted to get me there so he could work with me and evaluate me in their system a little more."

So far, Calais has received offers from Southern Miss, La. Tech and Tulane, but said LSU is the place he wants to end up.

"I love LSU, period," said Calais. "I hated to miss because I thought it would hurt my chances. It's a perfect place to play in a big stadium with 90 thousand people screaming, the atmosphere is amazing. LSU has a great tradition and most of my friends are going there."

Calais also has a few LSU alumni who may be persuading him to choose the tigers.

"My dad and my uncle played for LSU and so it's not really like a family tradition, but it something that means a lot to my family," said Calais.

Calais said he didn't feel the vibe in Arkansas and said they will no longer be a team he will have on his list of teams he likes.

"I really wasn't able to see myself there," said Calais.

Calais said he is looking forward to an official visit to LSU, but says he hasn't yet set anything up yet.

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